Smart charge

By Maria Hadlow29 May 2012

Conventional battery chargers push power across a bank of batteries in an unmetered and non-controlled manner which results in batteries that are fully charged continuing to receive input long after they have reached a fully charged state, whilst their weaker neighbours are still catching up. This is inefficient and means that power is consumed, heat generated within the battery and gassing is produced totally unnecessarily costing time, money and causing damage.

The Norweigen manufactured GantiCharger, for example, is designed to deliver individual measured input to each battery based on the batteries exact charge requirements. When an individual battery is charged to its appropriate capacity, the GantiCharger simply stops the power supply to that battery. The concept offers cost saving opportunities that also benefit the environment and increase battery performance and life.

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