Energy-Efficient Battery Charging

Energy-Efficient Battery Charging

AMETEK Prestolite Power’s Eclipse II Series industrial battery chargers use IGBT high-frequency power conversion circuitry for energy-efficient (93%) charging. It converts AC power to usable DC power with minimum possible impact on the utility grid. A .95 power factor minimizes AC amp draw and thereby reduces installation costs. The Eclipse II requires no more space than existing industrial chargers.

Both the Eclipse II conventional charger and Eclipse II Plus for opportunity and fast charging are able to recharge a fully drained lead-acid battery in eight hours or less. The Eclipse II Plus opportunity charging function sustains the battery between 30% and 80% state of charge via short, opportunistic charges and is able to fully charge a battery in six hours or less.

The EC2000 control includes four bright LEDs that provide charge status at a glance and a sealed membrane touch pad for easy customer interface. It also features programmable start modes that allow batteries to be charged during off-peak hours for additional cost-savings or to block out time periods to reduce peak demand. It also allows for user controlled battery cool down for increased control of battery rotation, resulting in increased battery efficiency and longer life.

Prestolite Power, a unit of AMETEK, Inc.

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