Stationary, Car and Traction Batteries 0.5 up to 2000Ah.
batteries up to 120V.
storage and RS-232, Printer, Software.
isolated RS232: 300V CAT II.
portable design. Only 400gr - less than 1lb.
voltage and internal resistance tested in less then 1 sec.
digit measurement repeatability
store and retrieve up to 500 measurement sets for ISO9000 program.
to operate - no zeroing, no buttons to push when in auto-mode.
load test for car batteries.
Infratek 23 DC Source Tester simultaneously measures battery voltage
Ub and internal resistance Ri. The sophisticated electronics used
in this tester yield measurements-in less than 1 second. Measurements
are repeated within 1 digit even when batteries are being charged.
This is a prerequisite to detect long term deviations and capacitance
deterioration on stationary batteries. Infratek offers three ways
to test stationary batteries. These tests yield information to decide,
on site, whether a-battery should be replaced or not. You can store
and retrieve data for your ISO 9000 Quality Assurance System. The
lightweight and small tester is simple to operate with only three
controls, no zeroing and no adjusting is needed.
Infratek 23 DC Source Tester is also available as a unique car battery
tester. The two step test is done at no load and at a 30A load.
Car electronics do not have to be disconnected. Deteriorated batteries
are easily spotted and are graded GOOD, FAIR, or FAIL. Test results
can be printed.
Stationary Batteries using the Infratek 23 DC Source Tester
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There are 3 possible test methods:
- Method 1:
- Use the Infratek 23 DC Source Tester and
a label printer. Every battery has its individual reference values
printed on a label which is attached to the battery. Every year
maintenance measurements are made and a new label is put on top
of the label of the previous year. The user can set its own limits
for the increase of RI In general limits of 30% to 40% increase
are applied. When these limits are reached the battery cell or
module is replaced.
- This test method is reliable and efficient
at the same time. Stationary batteries are being charged constantly
and therefore RI is measured under the same condition from year
to year. An increase of RI of 30% indicates approximate 30% loss
of battery capacity. The measured values are also stored in the
tester and can be transferred to a PC file for maintenance.
- Method 2:
- Use the Infratek 23 DC Source Tester, The
Infratek PC software, a RS-232 Interface cable (max. 15m) and
a notebook computer. Every battery block is labeled N=001 to N=xxx.
A 120V back-up system, for example contains 10 battery blocks
of 12V each. In this case the blocks are numbered N=1 to N=12.
- The testing proceeds as follows: Select the
file with the reference values for this particular battery system.
- Connect the RS232 interface cable and start
measurement with block N=1. The measured values are transferred
to the notebook. The measurement is right away compared to the
reference value of this block. When limits are exceeded the maintenance
person is alerted. When finished there is a total picture as well
as a record of data.
- In this test method, data are not directly
transferred to the notebook. The measurements are first stored
in nonvolatile memory of the tester under N=1 to N=xxx (max. 500).
When the testing is finished the data are read into a notebook
on-site or are transferred to a PC in the office. The supplied
software gives quick answers.
- The Infratek 23 DC Source Tester can store
up to 500 values of battery blocks or cells. This will be enough
storage even for large systems.
|The BatAlarm program is an
extremely helpful tool for your ad hoc decisions in battery
management. Simply connect the DC23 Battery Tester with a serial
cable to your host PC, select the reference file with
the origin battery data and compare your actual measurements
with the file values. The result is an immediate indication
over the battery status. The two indicators (Green =GOOD, Red
= FAIL) gives you a fast indication over the battery status.
|The BatAnalyze tool gives
you a fast overview between two measurement files. The result
signs show, ordered by the battery number, GOOD with a green
and FAIL with a red indicator. Just follow the instructions
step by step and you'll be informed suddenly about the status
of your battery system. With the tolerance fields you set your
own battery fail criteria.
|The BatHandler program is
a virtual Infratek DC23 instrument. With this program you are
able to trigger battery measurements from your PC. To trig a
measurement for example just select "Trig measurement"
and press the START button. If you are going to read out
the stored values from the DC23 Battery Tester choose "Read
/ save", set your desired battery numbers at the Start/End
fields (max. 1 to 500) and press START. The data is in a MS
EXCEL compatible form.
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|Size of Batteries
||Test batteries 0.5Ah to 2000Ah and
voltages up to 120V
||Sealed, non-sealed, lead acid and
||2 Ranges: 0-30V, 0-200V,
||Resolution 10mV, 0.1V,
||3 digits display
||Accuracy: 1%, +/- 1 dig.
||3 Ranges: 0-20, 0-400mOhm, 0-8Ohm,
||For Ub: 1.6 to 120V,
||Resolution: 0.01, 0.1mOhm
||3 digits display,
||Accuracy: 1%, +/-2 dig.
||6,5mm, 16 characters LCD
||V, mOhm, Mode
||RS232, isolated from batteries
||300V, CAT II
||Menu, 3 controls
||500 complete test sets
||Locations N=1 to N=500
||9V internal battery
||6 to 8 hours operation
||155x90x35 mm, 400gr
||Operating: 0 to 30 deg.C
||Storage: -10 to +40 deg. C
Infratek 23 battery tester is available with
portable printer for on-site label printing.
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Last modified November 1999.