11 Application Ideas
Take advantage of various device resources in order to use the device in innovative ways. This following examples give you some ideas. You will undoubtedly come up with other ideas of your own. The device has a unique design that allows you to program it in an unlimited number of ways for all sorts of applications.
Decision Making: For example you can use the device to make decisions based on measured parameters. A good example of this would be to create a single program to charge 6V or 12V SLA batteries. The device can detect the voltage and proceed to the step that will apply the correct charge parameters for the detected battery voltage. The green LED could illuminate for a 12V SLA and Yellow LED for a 6V SLA
Power Supply: The device can be used as a power supply. It can be set up as either a current supply or a current limited voltage supply. It is a very simple program that would provide the specified voltage / current at the output terminals.
Multi-staged Charging: The device can be programmed to charge in various stages. This could be a high current initial charge followed by another stage with lower current. Any number of stages can be programmed and rest periods can be inserted anywhere as required.
Function Generator: With the pulse capabilities the device can provide current or voltage pulses.
Battery Monitor with Alarm: The device can be programmed to monitor a battery voltage. If the voltage gets out of range the device can sound the build in alarm or flash a corresponding LED.
Load Module: With discharge capabilities the device can be programmed to be a constant current load module. This could also include options to interrupt the load if certain voltage, current or time parameters are reached.
Voltage Monitor: Simply use the device to monitor voltage. It could provide audio, visual or special messages when the voltage is not within specified thresholds.
Temperature Alarm: With the optional temperature input and temperature probe the device can be programmed to monitor temperature. If the temperature gets out of range the device can sound and alarm or flash a corresponding LED. This could be battery temperature, room temperature or any other temperature.
Float Charger: Hold an SLA battery to a float charge.
Field charger with 12V Input: Some devices can be powered by a 12VDC source instead of the external 24VDC supply. With this feature you can power your device with a 12V car battery. This is could be used for turning your device into a charger you can use on the go. The maximum output charge voltage will be about 8V when powering the device from a 12VDC supply.
Trickle Charger: Great for maintaining a NiCd battery in a ready state of charge
Cycler: Program any number of cycles
Conditioner: Exercise a battery
NiCd Refresher: Discharge to a lower voltage per cell to equalize the cells
Timer: The built in timer can be used to provide timed charges or even to just sound a beeper after an elapsed time.
Battery Life Cycle testing: The device can be programmed to simulate a real world application that a battery may experience. The device can be used to see how a battery will respond using this simulation. The simulation can include discharging and charging as well as using pulse currents to simulate changing loads. The LED’s and beeper indicators can be programmed to let the user know when certain conditions are met. This can be an invaluable tool for a designer trying to evaluate various batteries and battery requirements.
Commissioning and battery preparation: Provide set amounts of charge to prepare batteries for shipment.
Your imagination is the limit. Think of the device as a battery charging & testing module with a built in operating system. This, together with the Battery Console software application, allows you to write your own battery programs. This puts you in control to build the ideal module for your unique application. Once you have created your routine you can load or modify it as required. A battery testing system that is not limited to what someone else designed. You can make it run as you need it.