The BattRecon “Cloud Based” Battery Service
The Batt-Recon "CLOUD BASED" Battery Service Systems, were designed for either lower capacity batteries such as those used in golf carts (The Model 5048), or larger batteries such as those used in forklifts (The Model 6048/6080).
The "BattRecon Cloud" allows the Golf Cart Servicing company, or the Forklift Battery Servicing Company, as examples, to use the Model 5048/6048/6080 to dramatically reduce operating expenses by reducing or eliminating technician labor and training, and reducing or eliminating transportation and overhead expenses. The system requires no technical knowledge of batteries and only minimal operator training. If the operator can water the batteries and plug them into the battery charger, then they can easily perform professional battery services with the Models 5048/6048/6080. This is possible because BattRecon Cloud Based Devices feature Patented "ECO-Pulse," "Auto Start," "Auto Sequence," and "Auto Scheduling" technologies.
ECO-PULSE is an advanced derivative of the Patented Model 4800 Pulse Width Modulated (PWM), low frequency - high amplitude, multi-channel design battery de-sulfation system. ECO-PULSE is the world's most advanced PWM battery de-sulfation system because it creates an individual, precisely controlled pulse current; then measures the effect of that exact pulse upon the battery. Once that applied pulse is measured, the system modifies the applied current of the subsequent pulse(s) to more closely match the operator's established current values. This exact "before and after" matching of each applied pulse to the desired pulse results in the World's most effective Industrial Battery Optimization System! The ECO-PULSE design allows the operator to shape the amplitude (height) and the time the peak pulses are applied to the battery.
The "Auto Start Mode," when enabled within the device, senses when a battery is plugged into the BattRecon Service System Device. The device then automatically applies the programmed service process by reading and performing the actions saved within the "Auto Sequence Mode" parameters.
The "Auto Sequence Mode" allows the operator to either program the device locally, or by using a web based browser from anywhere in the world. Once programmed, Auto Sequence Mode "Virtually" positions and then physically connects, internal or external devices within a prescribed order (sequence) to the battery. This virtual placement followed by a physical rotation of device connections to the battery, will allow the operator to set applied device parameters, automatically and sequentially connect/disconnect those devices to/from the battery, using a one-time, single point connection to the battery. The programming takes only a few minutes and if the same battery type is serviced over and over again, the operator will simply disconnect and remove one battery plug, then replace it with another battery to be serviced. Press the START button on the display, or enable Auto Start, and another identical battery service sequence will begin.
The "Auto Scheduling Mode" allows the service operator to position The BattRecon Cloud Based Service System at a location that might require an automated, repetitive servicing process. Some examples may be, 1) a phone company cell tower or land line battery backup installation, 2) large marine or locomotive applications, 3) or a large data center battery back up systems, and so on.
Battery Metrics and SCAN - COMMAND - CONTROL Features
The Model 5048/6048/6080 Service Systems are based upon our Patented SCAN - COMMAND - CONTROL Operating System. The SCAN feature measures individual battery, environmental, AC power grid, or machine metrics; then process and store those data metrics into system memory for display, printing or historical archive. The metrics are SCANNED (measured) by various sensors within the Service System Devices, or use external sensors or transducers, to provide the data input into the systems. An advanced Graphical User Interface (GUI) allows the operator to create COMMANDS that CONTROL the device(s) connected to the battery, as well as visually display the battery or other metrics for operator convenience.
The Battery and other metrics measured by the Model 5048/6048/6080 Service Systems are as follows:
1)Battery Voltage, 2) Charging and Discharging Calculated Battery Volts per Cell (VPC), 3) Charging and Discharging AMPS RMS, 4) Peak AMPS when applying "ECO-PULSE," 5) Charging, ECO-PULSE and Discharging Kilo-Watts (KWH), 6) TEMP A and TEMP B (used in different positions) 7) Duration Time for each device applied to the battery. 9) Calendar Date and Time, 10) Fault Modes, 11) Battery and battery cable combined Impedance, 12) Optional AC Grid KWH consumed, 13) Optional Digitized Specific Gravity. 14) Optional Electrolyte Temperature, 15) the comparison of peak amperage amplitude vs., average amperage applied to the battery during ECO-PULSE Mode, 16) the collection of individual or comparative raw data related to the calculation of a Charge Return Factor, 17) the individual or comparative raw data relating to the collection of the battery electrical efficiency index, 18) the ambient temperature, 19) an optional battery cable temperature, 20) the collection of individual or comparative raw data related to the calculation of a modification or elimination of an Equalization Charge, 21) an optional "CAD Probe" Data Set, 22) cell electrolyte level and 23) Charging and Discharging A/H (amp/hours).
The BattRecon Basic Mode Overview
All ECO-PULSE Operating Systems have five basic operational modes, 1) an external Charger By-Pass Mode, 2) an Internal Charger Mode (or an optional external mode in some variants) , 3) a BattRecon Optimization (de-sulfation) Mode, 4) a Battery Discharge Test Mode, and 5) a Cool Down Mode.
The External Charger By-Pass Mode allows the Operator to connect an external charger to the sequentially controlled system. ECO-PULSE then allows the charger to connect to the battery, when it is programmed to allow the battery to charge using an external charger. This internal connection is then controlled by ECO-PULSE to terminate the charger to battery connection, when the upper VPC threshold determined and programmed by the operator has been reached. The charger to battery connection may also be terminated by setting a maximum charge time. The charging current then “Passes Through” the ECO-PULSE system and is applied to the battery. When the battery VPC as measured and calculated by ECO-PULSE has reached the desired value, then the battery to external charger connection is interrupted. When using the VPC as a controlling means, it is recommended that the upper VPC limit is set slightly lower than the normal charge termination value of the charger’s native profile.
The Internal Battery Charger uses the power supply designed for the BattRecon Mode, to apply a charge current to the battery. The charger output will be determined by the variant of the system design. This feature may be substituted as an additional external mode device in some variations of the Service Systems.
The BattRecon Battery De-Sulfation Mode allows the Operator to apply ECO-PULSE, our proprietary Battery De-Sulfation Process, to the battery. The Operator must select the maximum Pulse Current of the applied signal, the time the process is applied to the battery, and the battery voltage to establish the safety parameters.
The Discharge Testing Mode allows the Operator to set discharge rate in AMPs, to set the lowest calculated discharge Volt Per Cell (VPC) threshold, and to set a maximum duration of the discharge test. This discharge testing can be using the BattRecon integral load bank system and Patent Pending PWM discharging process, or on some machine variants the client’s external load bank may be controlled and sequenced by the ECO-PULSE system.
The Cool Down Mode allows the operator to sequence a cooling off period between operational modes.
The Models 6048 and 6080 Service Systems have an optional, internally integrated, “BattRecon Brand Load Discharge Testing System,” an “External Charger By-Pass Mode,” and or a “BattRecon Branded Internal Charger Mode.” Some variants may have an optional “External Discharge Testing Mode,” which allows the use of a customer supplied (non BattRecon Branded) discharge testing system to discharge the battery. Any of the Modes may be sequentially programmed to connect the device(s) to the battery, thus allowing a “Single Point Connection” and multiply applied processes when servicing an industrial battery.
The Model 5048 Service System is intended for golf cart, auto, marine and other smaller battery operations. It has a BattRecon Brand external discharge system and an internal charger option available.
AN EXAMPLE of AUTO SEQUENCE MODE applied to a TYPICAL BATTERY SERVICE PROCESS:
As an example, let's say that a battery service provider would like to service a forklift battery by using a method that would involve the use of three devices, in which the battery would have been moved between them after each had finished it's cycle. Those devices might have been: 1) a conventional battery charger, 2) a Constant Current Charger, and 3) a Load Bank Discharge Testing system. The operator may choose to establish a baseline of the battery's condition before the service was applied.
THE BASELINE: A Conventional Battery Service might begin by first determining the battery's "before service condition." The technician might begin by Charging the Battery until the calculated Volts Per Cell was 2.55 (VPC), then moving the battery and connecting it to a Discharge Load Tester and discharging the battery at 150 AMPS until the average VPC was at 1.7. The data would have been manually kept by an operator, or possibly provided by another device that would have to be compiled for comparison.
BattRecon Servicing and Restoration Devices for Forklift, Golf Cart, Auto, Marine and Telecom Batteries
The Conventional Service: Then the operator would then perform the Conventional Service process that might involve: 1) a Charging of the Battery (until 2.55 VPC), 2) followed by a Discharge Test to 1.7 VPC, 3) followed by a Constant Current Charge for 12 hours or until VPC was 2.65, 4) followed by another Discharge Test to 1.7 VPC, and 5) followed by another finishing Conventional Charge to 2.55 VPC. Each of these device to battery connection changes would require an operator to monitor the battery and measure/record battery and environmental metrics, then re-position and re-connect the battery to the devices in the correct sequence, using technician labor and requiring technician training.
The BattRecon "CLOUD BASED" Service Process: The Model 5048/6048/6080 by contrast, would require only a few minutes to set up the "Auto Sequence Mode," and then START the system. The operator could then monitor the battery from any web based device using a common browser, to START or STOP any process, to perform a Manual SCAN at any time to view the service progress, to change the COMMANDS and alter the applied process or process parameters, or change any of the CONTROL parameters or functions. While the operator is busy doing other shop activities, having lunch at a local restaurant, stuck in traffic, or simply left for the day and went home: The "BattRecon CLOUD BASED" Service System allows them to log onto the device anywhere in the world, and SCAN - COMMAND and CONTROL the connected battery devices during the battery service.
The BattRecon "CLOUD BASED" Communications Protocol:
The CLOUD BASED Service System may communicate using two basic communications protocols, 1) a conventional WIFI System, and 2) a GPRS system typically used by Telecommunications companies. The basic WIFI system allows the System Devices to connect to a local web based computer or device, and does not require the use of the BattRecon Cloud System. Those clients that choose to use the optional BattRecon Cloud will SCAN - COMMAND and CONTROL their devices using an internet browser, which is then connected to our dedicated servers. The server (The Cloud) will bi-directionaly communicate between the system device and the operator's web based device. The Cloud allows the operator to be located anywhere in the world their is an internet connection, while the Service Systems devices are remotely located.
The BattRecon Models 5048, 6048 and 6080 systems were designed to significantly reduce the labor and training of the battery servicing process. These systems have the flexibility to work on a wide range of battery types, voltages, capacities and in either a stationary shop environment, or as a portable device for use in the field. The safety of our clients is always or paramount importance and if there are any technical questions regarding the safe and efficient use of these systems, please feel free to contact us.