Plasmatronics Jackal Hot Water System Power Diverter


The Plasmatronics Jackal is a power diverter for use with off-grid battery systems that have a 12/24/48V battery and an inverter. It detects when there is excess solar energy available, not needed by the battery, and sends that energy to the Hot Water Element.  It can divert even small amounts of excess energy.

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Plasmatronics Jackal Hot Water System Power Diverter

The Jackal diverts solar PV energy during times of low power demand, to the Hot Water System.  The Jackal Power Diverter scavenges waste solar energy, especially for off-grid systems, to maximise the use of solar energy, for Hot Water.  It can work with any off-grid battery system with any energy source, inverter, charge controller (AC or DC coupled, PWM, MPPT) and hot water electric tank.  Simple installation by any electrician and made in Australia.

Overview of Operation:

When the battery can take all the available power, the Jackal monitors the situation and sends no energy to the load. When excess power becomes available, the Jackal detects this condition and sends only the energy that the battery can’t use to the load. The source continues delivering as much energy as it can, the battery gets what it can use and whatever it can’t use is delivered to the jackal load via the inverter and the Jackal.


  • AC Supply: Off grid inverter only (not mains) permanently wired
  • Output Power: 0-100% of load rated power, variable Load: Pure resistive, with mechanical thermostat and OTP
  • Control Method: Synchronous zero crossing burst fire
  • Load: Pure resistive, with mechanical thermostat and OTP
  • AC voltage: 220-240Vac
  • AC frequency: 50Hz nominal
  • Battery Nominal Voltages: 12, 24, 48Vdc
  • Battery voltage: allowable working range 10V-60Vdc
  • Maximum Power: 4800W
  • Load: 4.8kW max.
  • Battery voltage absolute max. short term:  75Vdc
  • Maximum AC current: 20A
  • Maximum battery draw: 150mA
  • Typical battery draw (no bus accessories): 12mA
  • AC wire entry size (Strip length 9mm): 10 mm2
  • DC wire entry size: 0.2-2.5mm2
  • Wiring access: conduit holes (1- dc, 2 – ac): 3 X 20mm
  • Ambient operating temperature range: -20 / +50 oC
  • Current sensor (Jackal iSense) range: 0-30A
  • Dimensions: (as mounted) 176W X 150H X 93D mm
  • Warranty: 5 years

Jackal Manual

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 18 × 15 × 9.5 cm