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Balmar Smartgauge Battery Monitoring System
 

Balmar Smartgauge Battery Monitoring System

  • Provides Accurate, Dependable Info About Conditions of Multiple Batteries
  • Voltage Range : 8-40 Volts DC, Draw: 5 mA /< 15 mA Charging Systems
  • Applications: Gel, AGM, Flooded, Deep Cycle, Maintenance Free and Hybrids
  • Item #: 
    202209
    Brand: 
    Balmar
    Model #: 
    44-SG-12/24
    Shipping Weight: 
    0.75 Lbs.
    List Price: 
    $378.00
    Our Price:
    $309.99
    309.99
    Status:    In Stock

    Quantity:  
     


    Features:

    • Balmar’s new Smartgauge™ Battery Management System provides at-a-glance information, so you can enjoy accurate and reliable updates on the condition of your batteries
    • Based on years of experienced engineering and rigorous, independent testing, the Smartgauge delivers dependable data even as your batteries experience extended use and cycling
    • Easy to install
      • Items needed to install - the wire and a crimper to crimp the terminals for the inline fuses (included) and the ring terminals (included) that connect to the batteries
    • Easy to program, the Smartgauge™ takes much of the mystery out of battery monitoring
      • Just select the program that matches your battery type, and the Smartgauge™ automatically configures monitoring to your electrical system
    • No shunt required
    • Because of its proprietary computer modeling and battery testing techniques, the Smartgauge™ remains accurate without need for re-synchronization
    • The bright LED display and simple controls provide a user interface that’s intuitive and understandable, even for the most inexperienced crew member
    • Smartgauge™ is equipped with low and high voltage and low charge state alarm outputs which can be used to activate audible or visual alerts (buzzers or lamps)
    • The Smartgauge™ can be used in 12-volt or 24-volt charging systems
    • Functions:
      • Auxiliary Battery Voltage
      • Auxiliary Battery State of Charge (SoC)
      • Secondary Battery Voltage
      • High / Low Battery Voltage alarms for each battery
      • High / Low SoC alarm for auxiliary battery
      • Bright LED daylight readable display
      • Volt free alarm contact for firing external alarms and relays, etc.

    Specifications:

    • Voltage Range: 8-40 Volts DC, Draw: 5 mA /< 15 mA Charging Systems
    • Gel, AGM, Std. Flooded, Deep Cycle Flooded, Sealed Maintenance Free, Lead Acid Hybrid
    • Dimensions: 4.3" W x 3.0" H x 1.1" D
    • Temperature Range: -25° to 85°C (-13° to 185°F)

    How The Smartgauge Works

    • Conventional battery monitors count amp hours in/out of the battery to determine the battery’s state of charge (SoC)
    • This method is inherently inaccurate due to the SoC of the battery not necessarily being linked to the amount of energy a battery can deliver (due to temperature, how quickly the battery was charged/discharged, battery age, and other outside factors)
    • Unless the battery monitor is regularly reset (either automatically by fully charging the battery or manually reset by the user), the reading error will compound (known as synchronization error)
    • In most battery monitors, a shunt is used to monitor amperage in or out of the battery
    • Unfortunately, in many cases shunts can be incorrectly installed, and inaccurate amperage readings occur
    • Smartgauge uses just 2-3 wires to monitor the battery, depending on battery configuration
    • Through these wires, we use proprietary test methods to generate data
    • This data is then compared to detailed computerized battery models
    • Smartgauge compares real world data with those models to generate information on the battery’s state of charge
    • In independent testing Smartgauge was found to be within 5% accuracy at all times
    • Highly accurate SoC information not only allows you to confidently make decisions about how you use your electrical system, it also allows you to automate certain functions – like load shedding or generator start/stop
    • Smartgauge uses a self-correcting algorithm to determine battery SoC, so over time it actually becomes more and more accurate
    • This self-correction also means that SmartGauge automatically adjusts for battery degradation as the batteries are repeatedly cycled
    • Smartgauge needs to see 2-3 charge/ discharge cycles to synchronize with the batteries
    • It is suggested that 14 AWG wire be used for installation
    • (2) 3 Amp inline Fuses (shown in illustration below) are Included





    Documentation available at the following links:

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