Screen Layout

The following highlights the different areas of the main screen

Battery Console Main Screen

Section

Description

1−Main Menu Access for control and other options
2−Info Fields Model No and Online Status of selected channel
Function the device is currently performing. This could be: Charge, Discharge, Pause, IR Test, Stop etc.
3−User Message Helpful details about what’s happening and instructions to the user
4−Real Time Data
5−Results Data
Results that the device has saved for reporting purposes. This data is saved in the device and will continuously be available until a new session is started. This saved data is available even after device power off/on and the software is restarted. In this way a device can be used in stand alone mode to perform a battery management function and then report the data at a later time if required.
6−Controls
Controls used to operate the device. The leftmost 3 buttons are for loading standard routines. The function of these 3 buttons change when in Program Setup Mode. The right 3 buttons control the routine once it has been loaded.
7−Chart Area
Includes Voltage, Current and Temperature plots.
8−Status Bar
Shows important system details
9−Chanel Number
This is the channel currently selected. In order to operate the device you need display the correct channel. Use this channel display to ensure you are on the desired channel.
10−Channel Selector
Use controls to move between channels. Note that you can also change channels simply by placing cursor in Channel Number display, enter desired channel number and press enter.
11−Routine Help
View the help memo that is programmed into the device. This is useful information to operator about how to use the currently loaded routine and what to expect.
12−Compact View
Makes window smaller by hiding the Setup and Chart areas to reduce clutter on the desktop
13−Quick Setup Mode
Select this tab to enter Quick Setup mode. Select this mode of setup to use default test parameters based on only 3 inputs: Battery Type, No of cells in series and rated capacity. Once these input have been made any of the standard test routines can be loaded in the device. After loading the device then the Start, Pause and Stop controls can be used begin and end sessions.
14−Profile Setup Mode
Select this tab to enter Profile Setup mode. Profile Mode setup allows for full control of all the battery management parameters. This tab is used to manage the database that contains all of the saved profiles created. Users will need to create, modify and edit the profile parameters as required. The software is supplied with a few example profiles but these should be adjusted as required. To use the profile simply keep this tab active and any of the standard test routines can be loaded into the device. After loading the device then the Start, Pause and Stop controls can be used begin and end sessions.
15−Program Setup Mode
16−Device Setup Area
This is where all test parameters are set and viewed. The area changes depending on what setup mode is currently selected
17−Profile Controls
In Profile Mode this area will contain the Create, Copy, Delete controls for managing the Profile database. In other setup mode this area displays helpful information.

Note: The Window title bar at the top displays the description of the Routine currently loaded.