CRN – Constant Current Formation Charger


  • Constant current and constant voltage controls
  • Battery-backed local memory for reliable restart
  • Operation via microcontroller and Bitrode’s VisuaLCN Formation Client Software
  • Microprocessor control
  • Silicon controlled rectifier design for constant control
  • Modular construction and easy access front and rear panels
  • Convection cooling for clean and quiet operation
  • STM thermal monitoring connections and probes for temperature setback control
  • Current limited constant potential control: when the preset maximum voltage is reached, the current will taper to maintain the set voltage.
  • Ramp charge
  • Remote start/stop
  • Digital I/O
  • Remote junction box for formation table connections
  • Volts-per-cell profile creation allows user to develop a single charging program for use with different batter string lengths
  • Container charging of multiple battery strings
  • Tackless formation of automotive and industrial plates
  • Dry charge formation

General Specifications

Voltage:  500V

Current: 2-1000A

Circuits: up to 24

Data Sampling Rate: 1 sec

Accuracy: +1% of FS*

Input Power Supply: 3-phase, 50/60 Hz

Network:  Coax

Overview

Available in a wide range of customer-specified currents and voltages, Bitrode’s model CRN is an excellent solution for container charging of multiple battery strings and tackless formation of automobile and industrial plates. Multiple circuits can easily be packaged in a single cabinet for container formation applications or single high current modules can be built for tank formation use. The CRN features modular construction and easy access front and rear panels for ease of maintenance and service.