Stage One – BULK CHARGE

Current sent to the batteries at the maximum safe rate they will accept until voltage rises to near (80-90%) full charge level.

Stage Two – ABSORPTION

The voltage remains constant and current gradually tapers off as the internal resistance increases during charging. During this stage the charger puts out maximum voltage.

Stage Three – FLOAT CHARGE

This is the voltage supplied to the battery after being fully charged to maintain that capacity by compensating for self-discharge of the battery cells. With the appropriate voltage for the battery type and with proper temperature compensation, a float charge may be kept indefinitely without damage to the battery.

Stage Four – STORAGE

After the batteries have been charged for a predetermined period, it goes to bulk charge for one hour to prevent stratification of the electrolyte.

 

Advantages of our Battery Conditioning System:

  • Determines the state of a battery at any given time, both remotely or on site.
  • Alarms when the charge is longer than the battery capacity allows.
  • Capable of maintaining most major battery types (see below).
  • Dead battery recovery capabilities.
  • Auto voltage detection.
  • Can transmit fault data via Email or SMS.
  • Total remote access.
  • Temperature and voltage correction to compensate for longer charging lead lengths.
  • Small and compact.
  • System is compatible with these battery types:
  • VRLA – AGM and GEL
  • Wet Lead Acid
  • Calcium/Calcium
  • NiCad – 18 and 20 cell
  • Lead Acid Antimony

This system combined with our Controlled Humidity Environment system, ensures that stored vehicles will always be in a complete state of readiness. Commercial fleets of vehicles would also benefit from this system, including Heavy Goods and Fire and Ambulance Services.