Power from Batteries - and no Future Blind Flights
Conference: Intelec '05 - Telecommunications Conference - 27th International Telecommunication Energy Conference
09/18/2005 - 09/22/2005 at Berlin, Germany
Proceedings: Intelec '05 - Telecommunications Conference
Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Weiss, Stephan (MASTERGUARD GmbH, Erlangen, Germany)
Those of us who depend on batteries often feel that we are flying blind. Some of us use instruments to help navigate the question: "what condition are our batteries in?" Yet, most of us want something simpler to use - something more definitive - less ambiguous - more useful. When you first read through literature that has been written over the last decade and a half on the subject of battery test and validation, you cannot help but wonder why we have not yet identified a simple yet effective way to have reasonable visibility into the condition of our batteries. This paper describes technical background and components of a simplified battery validation system that has been field proven in UPS applications over the last 8 years. Results and findings from high reliability applications in banking and air traffic control - each depending on strings of 3,000 blocks, are used as illustration.