The best proven method for determining whether a battery will perform is to test it under load conditions. Proper load testing is the only way to determine where the battery resides on its expected life curve. The Alber BCT-2000 Battery Capacity Test System will test any battery in service today.
Load testing is essential for any storage battery system that protects equipment or a critical service. Because the battery is almost always the least reliable component in a system, load testing with the BCT-2000 should be done on a regular basis to ensure reliability. The BCT-2000 performs battery load tests using load banks or, in some cases, the actual system load.
Capacity Test - The BCT-2000 performs a capacity test, using a programmed constant current or constant power load. This test projects reliability and remaining battery life before replacement is necessary.
Integrity Test - An integrity test, using a high current momentary load, allows identification of weak cells and conduction paths.
Programmed constant current or constant power load. Projects reliability and remaining battery life before replacement is necessary.
High current momentary load. Allows the user to identify weak cells and conduction paths.
The BCT-2000 is a combination load control and data logging system consisting of two modules: a data acquisition module, and a laptop computer data logging unit.
Data Acquisition Module
Acquires all cell voltages, overall string voltage, and current. The system is available in both 128 cell and 256 cell versions.
Laptop Computer Data Logging Unit
Provides the display and programming parameters for the test. A PentiumT based processing system, the BCT-2000 incorporates special Alb�r designed interface circuits and custom software.
This state-of-the-art system can control all standard Alb�r Continuous Load Units and is completely compatible with its predecessor, the BCT-1000. The standard BCT-2000 can be programmed to apply a constant current or constant power load on any battery string up to 600 VDC.
Compatible with the earlier BCT-1000, the BCT-2000 is a combination load control and data logging system consisting of a data acquisition module and a laptop computer data logging unit. The data acquisition module acquires all cell voltage, overall string voltage, and current readings, and is available in 128 cell and 256 cell versions. The laptop computer data logging unit provides the display and programming parameters for the test.
Using a PentiumT based system, the BCT-2000 incorporates proprietary interface circuits and custom software that can control all standard Alb�r continuous and momentary load units. The standard BCT-2000 can be programmed to apply a constant current or constant power load on any battery string up to 600VDC. During a load test, the system records overall voltage, load current, and up to 256 cell voltages. Programmable alarm levels warn of low voltages and can automatically pause testing before any cell reaches reversal or an unsafe state.
Alpine Power Systems is a value-added reseller of Alber products. Alpine can provide battery testing equipment services on all Alber products including engineering, installation, preventative maintenance, monitoring and recycling. Alpine has 25 locations and 200 technicians that are available to provide service nationwide. Call or email us today for quotation requests and technical inquiries.