ArkPak Portable PowerThe ArkPak is a 12V battery charger, a portable power source, a battery management system, a jump-starter and a dual battery system all rolled into one - delivering 110V and 12V power anytime, anywhere. 

It does this by via a powerful built-in 6 amp 7 stage smart charger, that charges, conditions & prolongs the life of your battery, plus a built-in 150 watt inverter – giving you up to 3 days of 110V power or up to 7 days of 12V power*.

But it's not just what's inside the ArkPak that makes it an awesome piece of gear, it's all the different things you can DO with it!  Whether you're camping, offroading, hunting or boating you'll have a continuous supply of silent power, 24 hours a day for days on end. With so much more freedom, you'll wonder how you ever coped without it.

* Based on average use of a 40 litre fridge / 19” TV and a 130ah battery

Key Features

  • External high current terminals
  • Battery isolator switch
  • Interactive Time Tracker LCD screen
  • Twin 12V sockets
  • 50 amp Anderson plug
  • 5V USB port
  • Built-in 150W inverter with 110V socket
  • Easy carry handles
  • Built-in 6 amp 7 stage smart charger
  • Suits all main battery types and all main battery sizes up to 130ah

Time Tracker Battery Management System

ArkPak LCD ScreenTime Tracker is a highly intelligent and sophisticated battery management system that monitors your battery at all times. Through the interactive LCD screen it displays:     

  • Battery’s current condition
  • % of battery capacity remaining
  • No. of hours until fully charged
  • Stage of the charging cycle
  • Battery type selection
  • Battery size selection

So you can relax and stay longer, knowing you have all the power you need.

NOTE: The ArkPak will also store your previous battery settings so that they are still correct even if you remove the battery. 

Dual Battery System Capability

You can also charge your ArkPak directly from your vehicle and run appliances like your in-car fridge off it at the same time - giving you a portable, dual battery system at a fraction of the cost of a built-in one.

This is especially useful these days as most modern 4WD vehicles do not have room under the hood for a second battery. Plus unlike other dual battery system chargers, you’ll get the full charge of the alternator to your battery at all times.

The Smart Charging Cycle

The ArkPak seven stage smart charger is based on an advanced software program that monitors your battery. 

The Smart Charger will select from the following cycles to optimise your battery’s performance.

ArkPak Charge  

Stage 1: Charge

Commences recovery of your battery back to peak voltage. Then charges the battery at 6 amps up to a set voltage, at which point the battery is approximately 90% charged.

ArkPak Testing

Stage 2: Testing

Checks the battery capacity and predicts the hours left until fully charged.

ArkPak Bulk

Stage 3: Bulk

The period just before boost when the volts are constant.

ArkPak Boost

Stage 4: Boost

Peak charge for maximum performance. Battery is charged for 4 hours at constant voltage.

ArkPak Resting

Stage 5: Resting

Allows the battery to consolidate after boost. The ArkPak ceases charging and allows the battery to rest while allowing voltage to drop to 13.2V.

ArkPak Float

Stage 6: Float

This maintains performance and prolongs battery life – as your battery is continually monitored and the voltage is maintained at 13.2V by automatically adjusting charge current for 500 hours.

ArkPak Re-awaken

Stage 7: Re-awaken

This exercises the battery and avoids sulphation build-up. After 500 hours of conditioning the charger automatically returns to charge cycle.

What it can power

With the ArkPak you can power and recharge all your essential and nonessential 12V and 110V power devices, for up to 7 days on 12V power or up to 3 days on 110V power*

ArkPak Device Wheel

* Figures based on using a 130 amp hour deep cycle battery (Group 31) and (a) continual use of a 40 litre fridge/freezer(12V) in average conditions (b) continual use of a 19 inch LED TV (110V).

How Long It Lasts

How long your power source will last depends upon 4 things:

  • What battery you have in it
  • How fully charged it is
  • What device(s) you are running off it
  • The environment and weather conditions

Here we have tried to give you an approximate idea as to how long you can run these common devices with a large, fully charged 130 ah deep cycle battery:

ArkPak Charging Guide

On average, you can expect to get up to 7 days of 12V power and up to 3 days of continuous 110V power from a fully charged 130ah (Group 31) battery (based on running a 12V 40 litre fridge or a 19” LED TV). However in recent tests conducted by Ark, under stable conditions, a fully charged 130ah battery (Group 31) ran a 40 litre Fridge/Freezer for 11 days on 12V power

Recharging your ArkPak

There are 3 easy ways to recharge the 12V battery in your ArkPak

110V Mains Charging110V Mains recharging:

Simply plug your ArkPak into the mains power socket at home and Arkpak's built in charger will recharge most 12V batteries (up to 130ah / Group 31) overnight in 12-16 hours. Plus when you are not using it, leave your ArkPak plugged in so that the battery receives a constant charge and hence the full benefit of the 7 stage smart charger . This will maintain, condition and prolong the life of your 12V battery.

In-Vehicle recharging:

There are two ways you can recharge your ArkPak in your vehicle:

ArkPak Solar Charging

(a) Simply by plugging it into the 12V socket in your vehicle, via the optional DC-DC car charger adaptor (sold separately) – giving you 6 amps of charge per driving hour.

(b) Via the ArkPak’s built-in 50 amp Anderson Plug, giving you a potential 50amp charge per hour directly off your vehicle’s alternator.

Solar Power recharging:

You can recharge your ArkPak using all main types of solar panel (fixed & folding) simply by plugging the solar panel into either the Anderson Plug, or attaching it to the ArkPak’s external high current terminals. The bigger the solar panel, the higher the rate of charge your ArkPak will receive (up to 6 amps, dependent upon weather conditions).

Environmentally Friendly

ArkPakAs well as being technologically innovative and highly affordable, the ArkPak is also one of North America’s most environmentally responsible portable power sources: 

  • Makes no noise (in Silent Mode)
  • Uses no fuel
  • Gives off no emissions
  • Requires no maintenance
  • Costs nothing to run
  • Won’t lose you any friends! 

Accessories

There are currently 2 ArkPak accessories available to compliment the ArkPak.  

DC-DC Car Charger

ArkPak DC to DC ChargerWith the ArkPak DC-DC car charger adaptor, you can also charge your ArkPak directly from your vehicle and run appliances like your in-car fridge or your kids DVD player off it at the same time - giving you a portable, virtual dual battery system at a fraction of the cost of a built-in one. This is especially useful these days as many modern 4WD vehicles do not have room under the bonnet for a second battery.
Using the DC-DC car charger, you simply plug one end into your ArkPak and the other end into the 12V socket in your vehicle and recharge it whilst you drive to your next destination.

Mounting Bracket

ArkPak Mounting BracketThe ArkPak mounting bracket mounts your ArkPak securely and protects it through the roughest 4WD terrain.
  • Allows the ArkPak to be mounted into a vehicle, camper trailer etc.
  • Attaches firmly to mounting screw holes in the base of the ArkPak
  • Quick release for portability and recharging