Thin-plate pure-lead batteries

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

READING, Pennsylvania – EnerSys has launched a new battery and on-board charger system. The new comprehensive solution consists of the latest generation of NexSys PURE Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) batteries, combined with an integrated Delta-Q on-board charger and Wi-iQ battery monitoring device.

The company’s latest generation of NexSys PURE batteries have an advanced carbon additive in the TPPL chemical composition. The company says this chemistry requires less watering, equalizing and battery changing than conventional flooded lead acid batteries.

Designed to complement the latest NexSys PURE battery charging profile, the Delta-Q on-board charger plugs into any AC socket for more flexible charging and higher productivity. Fast and efficient recharging can help reduce application downtime while eliminating the need for dedicated charging areas. The Delta-Q IC650 charger is specifically programmed and calibrated to deliver a proprietary algorithm for NexSy PURE battery storage capabilities.

Monitoring prevents abuse

To ensure proper battery charging and discharging, the Wi-iQ monitoring device tracks State of Charge (SOC), discharge and charge current, as well as battery temperature and voltage. The Wi-iQ battery monitoring device installs directly on the battery harness and communicates via Bluetooth to remote battery sensors.

The sensors provide a continuous wireless data stream that is processed and stored by the Wi-iQ monitoring device. Available for Android and iOS operating systems on smartphones or tablets, the E Connect smart app allows users to collect and share the Wi-iQ battery monitoring device and charger data via the cloud.

“The Wi-iQ battery monitoring device is a core component of the NexSys PURE PACK battery. By detecting the early warning signs of battery abuse, it allows operators to correct potentially harmful practices and allows NexSys PURE batteries the opportunity to reach their full operational throughput and cycle life potential,” said Harold Vanasse, senior director of marketing, motive power Americas at EnerSys.