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Smart charger

12 December 2012

High efficiency and wireless communication are said to be the key benefits of Powertech IQ, the new range of high frequency (HF) smart chargers available from EnerSys. Designed to facilitate lower electricity costs thro

High efficiency and wireless communication are said to be the key benefits of Powertech IQ, the new range of high frequency (HF) smart chargers available from EnerSys. Designed to facilitate lower electricity costs through improved efficiency and a lower charging factor, Powertech IQ chargers are fully programmable.

Powertech IQ HF chargers have a real-time clock which allows charging operations to be programmed exactly to take account of off-peak electricity tariffs.

Equalisation charge can be started when convenient and real dates programmed for each event.

Wireless communication between the charger and battery is enabled by a WI-IQ battery monitor fitted to the main DC cable of the battery. Information on charge, temperature and voltage can be uploaded wirelessly to a PC for data analysis.

A USB port is positioned on the front panel of the Powertech IQ charger for data upload and download. An Ethernet Port to provide remote diagnostics is available as an option to enable remote management of a charger fleet. Automatic charge optimisation is made by the charger according to the battery's temperature, capacity and technology.
 
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