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Performance matched to application

10 June 2014

The new Hawker LifeTech Modular and Hawker Life IQ Modular high-frequency battery chargers from EnerSys offer increased flexibility, efficiency and reliability with reduced downtime, costs and carbon footprint across a range of materials handling, AGV and motive power applications.

It is reported that they reduce energy consumption by up to 25% compared with conventional chargers and can cut charging times by up to two hours. Single-phase and three-phase modules are available in a range of configurations with outputs from 12 to 80V for use with any batteries with a corresponding charging profile including models from the Hawker XFC and Hawker Waterless ranges.

The chargers are configured using a number of identical power modules so that performance can be matched to the specific application requirement. This allows installations to be optimised to take full advantage of all of the energy-efficiency and battery-life benefits of high-frequency charging. Each module is a standalone unit which is managed independently by the control board to deliver peak efficiency at all times. This modular approach minimises the risk of charger failure.
The advanced design of the chargers delivers increased efficiency and reduces energy consumption compared with conventional models. The chargers convert 94% energy input into usable battery power, an industry-leading benchmark that demonstrates the technology leadership of EnerSys. This reduces the carbon footprint of batteries and chargers for businesses who want to improve the sustainability of their operations.

The plug-and-play capabilities of the chargers support simpler and quicker maintenance. The built-in diagnostics provide rapid fault identification on the charger’s screen. Faulty modules can be hot-swapped quickly and easily while the charger continues to work with no disruption to ongoing operations.