EnerSys has introduced power management tools designed to maximize battery life while reducing operational downtime. The tools monitor and uncover a range of day-to-day fleet operational data to reveal opportunities for improvement and identify early warning signs before leading to premature battery failure and lost productivity.
The recently upgraded Wi-iQ battery monitoring device features a slim design to install directly on the battery harness, LED display screen and integrated alarms to issue visible and audible alerts when it is time to charge the battery. The device captures key battery operating data including amp hours (Ah), temperature, voltage and electrolyte levels, and wirelessly communicates these performance metrics with the Truck iQ smart battery dashboard.
The Truck iQ smart battery dashboard (shown) features a lift truck-mounted display module that gives drivers a live view of key battery operating data captured by the Wi-iQ battery monitoring device and communicated via Bluetooth to the dashboard display. Featuring a 4.3-inch (10.9 cm) touchscreen that is mounted directly to the vehicle dashboard, operators have access to immediate battery information in an accessible, easy-to-read format. The display screen starts up automatically on vehicle power-up and notifies the driver via alarms and alerts as necessary.