The WOODS BETAcharge II is a sophisticated electronic
multiple-taper charger for most types of batteries. It employs
microprocessor-controlled SCRs to precisely regulate charging voltages and
currents during all phases of charging. The BETAcharge II successfully charges
deeply discharged batteries and batteries which are loaded during charging. The
BETAcharge II will not overcharge batteries which are already fully charged. The
BETAcharge II is ideally suited to unattended battery systems which must be kept
in a good state of charge for months without maintenance. The BETAcharge II
"sleeps" when necessary, minimising loss of electrolyte over prolonged periods,
and delivers a replenishing charge only as required by battery self-discharge.
240V ac mains or generator supply - While the mains input is
predetermined for Australian conditions with a mild variance in the supply
volts & hertz, remote use is available via generated power with an acceptable
level THD% tolerance. Also available in 110Vac by order.
Available in 12V, 24V, 30V, 36V and 48Volt - A vast range of battery
terminal voltages are available 12Vdc to beyond 48Vdc up to 144Vdc.
Available in 15A, 30A, 60A and 120Amp - The larger your battery system
and loadings, the larger your charger should be to quickly bring depleted
batteries back into service.
Circuit breakers on input and output - Over current protection on both
the mains input and the battery output is offered for immediate protection.
The manual resettable swtich circuit type breakers are of industrial grade.
Temperature controlled fan cooling - The rectifier assembly is
protected by an automatic thermoswitch. If the temperature rises above its
preset level the fan will be enabled untill it has cooled the system to below
its lower setting; thus disengaing the cooling fan. This extends the fans’
Rectifier over-temperature shutdown - The second temperature
protection device is also on the rectifier assembly. If, due to severe loading
or other fault, the temperature exceeds its level it will shut the battery
charger down untill the cooling fan brings the temperature back within safe
Transformer over-temperature shutdown - The third temperature
protection device is deep within core of the power transformer. Activation of
this device indicates serious overheating and will shutdown operation of the
battery charger untill the cooling fan brings the temperature back within safe
Reverse battery - If a battery is connected in reverse polarity, the
battery charger will indicate this fault state and will not charge untill the
fault is cleared.
No battery connected - The battery charger will maintain dead
voltage-free output untill it detects a battery has been connected.
Other battery faults - The BETAcharge, will display a "battery fault"
if it detects a battery of incorrect AmpHour rating has been connected; if a
battery of incorrect terminal voltage has been connected; if a battery with
shorted or faulty cells has been connected; if there is an excessive load
connected preventing the battery from being recharged.
Remote alarm relay - This item can be utilised to notify personnel of
any faults the battery charger may be detecting.
Microprocessor controlled - Precise digital control is achieved using
16bit microprocessor. Deep thinking software constanly monitors all facets of
the recharging process using unique algorythms that often outwit other
"intelligent" battery chargers.
Multi-stage recharge program - While triple-stage chargers are
currently popular, it just isnt enough to cover all possible recharging
situations and events. The BETAcharge employs SIX separate stages for a
complete recharging process to ensure no battery escapes charging.
Four (4) program selections - To compliment the versatility of the
BETAcharge, there is also embedded into the controller, four different program
selections to cover the widest range of different battery types.
- FLAT charge is used to gently replenish severely depleted batteries before
a recharge proper
- SOFT charge prepares the battery to receive the bulk of the recharge
- BOOST charge delivers the maximum amount of bulk charge to a healthy
- PEAK charge will, if needed, continue to equalize the batteries cells
- FLOAT charge will provide a maintenance charge to hold the battery ready
- STANDBY will monitor the 100% recharged battery
Wide range - due to the intelligence and selectability of the control
software, nearrly all large batteries can be recharged with a BETAcharge, eg:
Gel cell, Sealed Lead-Acid, Deep Cycle Lead Acid, Lead-calcium, Wet Ni-Cad,
LED indication - Bright, labelled LED’s provide instant clear
indication of the charging status and/or faults.
Metering - Accurate electronically driven analog moving-coil meters
are not fitted as standard. But, they are large and easy-to-read and a
Strong, durable, attractive - Powder-coated zinc-annealed steel
Mountabilty - Pre-drilled mounting holes means the BETAcharge may be
mounted either on a bench or shelf by the base or on a wall or bulkhead by the
back of the cabinet.
Portability - Due to the compactness of the cabinets, most BETAcharge
units are portable if needed.
Safety Standards - IEC33-2-29 (AS3350.2.29), IEC61558-1:1997
EMC Standads - EN55014 (CISPR14, AS1044), EN55022 (CISPR22, AS3548),
IP Rating - IP21
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