Megatronic Power Systems has developed their industrial battery monitoring system (BMS) to offer protection, reliability and economic advantage to battery power storage systems.
The system is a smart and flexible product thanks to its well engineered innovative design. It is suitable to be used for any type of rechargeable batteries and specifically engineered around the latest lithium-ion technology.
Designed and Manufactured in Australia - Local Services, Local Support.
All batteries will fail, it’s just a matter of time.
Most battery systems or UPS systems are utilised as critical backup power supplies. The reason that they are in place is to offer reliability to your operations.
Battery faults are usually detected when a battery system is called into action, but fails on demand. When you think there is a healthy 100% power storage, the reality can be that you have limited power available or none at all.
One faulty / deteriorating battery cell in a battery bank can destroy all the cells in the bank quite easily and quickly. Batteries are vulnerable when overcharged or reach the low discharge level.
✓ 80% of UPS failures are due to undetected /problems.
✓ 17% of failures are caused by Human error.
The impact of battery failure can be catastrophic:
The solution has been developed to detect the state of charge (SOC) and health state of each individual battery cell on a bank of batteries. It detects individual battery faults prior to failure and raises warning before the whole bank of batteries suffers.
The BMS also automatically tests each battery at regular intervals and logs the data ensuring that maintenance tasks are completed accurately and as efficiently as possible.
The BMS can also be utilised to control the charge of a battery power system.
The cyber secure, IOT web-based user interface ensures that the right information is extracted
from the batteries and displayed in a clear, easy to understand format with simple instruction on how to rectify any highlighted issues.
Control systems can also read and display the data through standard industrial communication protocols.
There are also volt free contacts which are pre programmed to receive hardwired alarms from the BMS.
SMS and Email alarms can be sent to maintainers, along with monthly reports.
The battery monitoring units are modular and can be linked together to monitor an infinite number of battery cells. The system is completely scalable.
Individual battery monitoring offers 100% certainty on the health of a battery bank. A string of batteries is only as strong as the weakest battery in the string. If one battery suffers problems or has reduced capacity, then the entire string is limited to the performance of that compromised battery.
✓ Individual Voltage Measurement :
Overcharging or undercharging batteries can quickly destroy them or lead to the batteries exploding and causing a fire. It is also very important to keep the voltage of each battery in a sting / bank balanced and as close to equal as possible. This will ensure the capacity and efficiency of the string / battery bank.
✓ Individual Resistance Measurement :
The resistance of each battery is a good indicator of the age and health of the battery. Degradation can be tracked and the life expectancy of the bank can be projected more accurately.
✓ Individual Battery Charge % Calculation :
Monitoring individual voltage and resistance, combined with string current allows for an accurate calculation of ‘Individual Battery Charge %’. This allows the operator to easily identify the ‘weakest link’.
Monitoring the current of the string / battery bank means the energy delivered or used can be
accurately determined. This can also help identify issues with the battery charger.
This can indicate that the charger is powered on and performing.
It is very important to know and control the environment batteries are operating in to maximise equipment life.
A trend graph can show clear signs of stress on certain batteries within a string or battery bank. Megatronic BMS algorithms can quickly filter through historical information and pin-point issues with the batteries.