Inspired Energy Inc. (Alachua, FL) introduced its new CH5000A desktop smart charger/calibrator, which is designed to operate with SMBus/smart battery system- compliant, nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion smart batteries. The CH5000A is capable of charging every battery in the Inspired Energy® range, from the smallest 23 Wh to the largest 95 Wh smart packs. The CH5000A is chemistry and voltage independent; it can charge and calibrate all Inspired Energy® nickel-metal hydride and lthium-on battery packs ranging in voltage from 3.6 to 14.4 V.
Upon inserting the CH5000A, it automatically informs the user if calibration is required. This eliminates unnecessary calibration cycles and allows the user to choose between a regular recharge, or a calibration cycle. The charger design allows it to fit all the different standard smart battery sizes; chargers currently on the market require different models to be purchased in order to handle each of the different battery sizes and shapes.
The CH5000A comes with a North American mains cord, and a 110 Vac to 240 Vac to 24 Vdc power supply. A version with a medical grade power supply (CH5000AM) meeting UL2601 -1, CSA22.2 No. 601, and EN60601-1, is available upon request. Versions are also available with mains cords for the UK and European markets (CH5000U and CH5000E).