High efficiency and wireless communication are the key benefits of Life IQ, the new range of high frequency (HF) smart chargers available from EnerSys, the European leader in motive power batteries. Designed to facilitate lower electricity costs through improved efficiency and a lower charging factor, Life IQ chargers are fully programmable.

Life IQ HF chargers have a real-time clock which allows charging operations to be programmed exactly to take account of off-peak electricity tariffs. Equalisation charge can be started when convenient and real dates programmed for each event. A full range of single and 3 phase models is available.

Wireless communication between the charger and battery is enabled by a WI-IQ battery monitor fitted to the main DC cable of the battery. Information on charge, temperature and voltage can be uploaded wirelessly to a PC for data analysis.

A USB port is positioned on the front panel of the Life IQ charger for data upload and download. An Ethernet port to provide remote diagnostics is available as an option to enable remote management of a charger fleet, and when connected to a network provide access to charging management on a global scale. Charge level is indicated by a colour-changing display panel and the charger menu can be fully programmed by the user.

Automatic charge optimisation is made by the charger according to the battery’s temperature, capacity, state of charge and technology. This occurs throughout the charge period to compensate for any current loss in the DC cables. The wide LCD display delivers real time information on the charging process and events. Five different coloured backlights indicate the different states of charge or function. The Life IQ charger will even interrupt the charge if excessive temperatures occur and charge will not commence if a defined percentage discharge is not reached.

EnerSys has engineered improved safety into Life IQ chargers by providing arc-less connection and disconnection. This new range of smart HF chargers combines all the existing features and benefits of HF technology as well as innovative new features and compact wall-mounted design to save floor space.

Hawker is the widely-recognised Motive Power brand of EnerSys, a leading supplier of batteries, chargers and services. EnerSys is the world leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications.