Ideal Power, Ltd. announced a 7-stage intelligent battery charger that is microprocessor-controlled with a universal input that can integrate into any planned or existing charging system as an install-ready, OEM sub-assembly. The OEM open frame battery charger aims to reduce the design, development and installation of battery charging systems. The 7-Stage intelligent automatic charging process includes: Sulphate Prevention Mode (De-sulphate), Bulk Charge, Absorption Charge, Recondition Mode, Optimization Mode, Float Charge and Maintenance Mode.
Available as an install-ready, OEM sub-assembly which can be white-labelled with another brand as to appear as a complete solution, the OEM open frame battery charger aims to reduce the design, development and installation of battery charging systems.
Considering the financial cost of replacement batteries, it is a fundamental requirement to extend the battery life as much as possible, a requirement that using this system can achieve by vastly improving the life-cycle and performance of the battery, stated Ideal Power in its announcement.
Using the intelligent charging system the battery can be recharged by a strategy that best suits the condition of the battery cells. This approach means the battery cells are protected from over-intensive charge rates which damage them. Instead, a sympathetic approach is employed which allows the charging system to automatically switch between charging modes whilst battery condition is constantly monitored and protected from over-charging which means the charger can be left connected at all times to safely and efficiently maintain the battery.