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BATTERY BANK TEST

*Portable Electronic DC load, 16KW by DV Power is the model BLU-200A. With battery bank input voltage range of 10V to 300V, max current absorption of 200A (120A for 125 VDC substation bank), and weight of under 32lbs, this is the newest lightest DC load on the market. DV Win software controls it and archives results for initial bank acceptance, and aging comparison. BLU200A brochure [click for BLU200A] or BLU360V brochure [click for BLU360V] for model that covers 10V to 480VDC inputs.
BLU200 pic
*Cell by Cell voltage scanner, model BVS by DV Power that is used in conjunction with the DV Power load above or other loads on the market. Maximum 127 cell capacity and uses CAT data cables between modules and connects short fused wires with clips to the battery cell terminals. IT provides monitoring during discharge on PC software such that histogram graph during and after discharge easily reveals the weakest cells. It can also be put in a mode to stop the test when a cell hits a certain threshold voltage. THE BVS report also measures cell resistance and inter-cell (strap) resistance when operated with the BLU. BVS [click for BVS]TESTING NOTE: The combination of BLU DC Load and scanner above provides a true load capacity test as required by NERC, and adds the troubleshooting power of the scanner, to make the best and most economical capacity test system available. It is best for the bank to be disconnected from its typical purpose for a few hours and must be charged back up before relying on it for back-up (its typical purpose). Often a substitute bank is made available or bank under test is part of a dual bank connection in the sub-station or UPS room.
*Battery Voltage Recorder, by DV Power, the BVR is simple to use to read cell voltages and record all cell voltages in a bank for a once through check , or as a multiple scan manual recording of each cell during a discharge test. BVR [click for BVR]

New BAC25 Auxiliary Battery Bank Charger to reduce crew wait times for bank to re-gain capacity after a capacity discharge test. See it in the new 2015 summary Battery testing flyer from DV Power.

click for BLU Load Series Summary, DV Power

*Battery voltage datalogger, by Cellizer the model TMC2001E is similar to the BVR above but adds wireless ID identification and specific gravity with an optional electronic probe. TMC2001E [click for TMC2001E]
*Permanent Battery monitoring system. Polytronics PICO  series. Configurable for various battery bank sizes and data collection or alarm systems. Plus can also be used a portable cell y cell scanner system during load testing. Lower cost and uses fiber optic, infra-red communication between cells. Dedicated PICO system PC software. Click (PICO series brochure).
New DC Float current tester and monitor to measure that low DC current trickling into the battery bank. New technology to measure accurately in presence of noise and with a unique 6 inch flexible split core CT to get around larger DC bus bars or cables.” [Click for DC Float brochure].
*Application notes:1. 8 levels of battery testing competence, easily explains the many options on how to test a “battery bank” [click testing your critical battery]
2. NERC PRC-005 -2 final draft as agreed in April 2014 and as being put into effect at US power utilities and generating stations. [click PRC]
“Battery testing primer, by ProgUSA.” [click for primer]
This webpage represents a sample of the most popular products in these categories. For full product line info, please go to the SUPPLIERS LINKS PAGE above and review the specific supplier website showing all models.

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