Interacter, Inc. — a leading US manufacturer of industrial battery chargers,
based in Meriden, CT — announces the
new Talking Battery Charger module.
The majority of warranty failures of
batteries are due to incorrect charging.
Warranty claims and repair calls are pre-ventable if the operator can be reminded to charge the battery promptly after
use. But the operator may not read the
instructions. The Talking Battery Module
provides speech prompts to remind the
user to recharge the battery when needed. It announces battery status so the
user knows if the battery is charged,
and when the battery is low.
The module is self-contained and
simple to install with just two wires to the
battery. It can be mounted in the battery
pack, in the charger, or control panel. It
can be supplied pre-fitted into a battery
charger or as a stand-alone module.
Applications include materials
handling equipment, emergency
lighting, backup power supplies,
medical devices, marine equipment,
or anywhere battery power is used
that is subject to lack of attention
to charging. Internal jumper links
configure the module to work with
batteries of a 12V, 24V, or 36V system
voltage. A complete starter kit is currently available for approximately $49.
The module includes a signal
output connector which can drive an
external relay or signal to indicate
battery discharged, automatically
disconnect the load, or to drive
red/green panel indicator lamps to
indicate battery status.
Various voice options are available
to replace the standard English
pronunciation (wav files are stored in a
plug-in EEPROM). Custom wav files can
be loaded into the module for OEM customers to announce the company name
every time the power is turned on.
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