VCF-CR/CD – High Voltage Formation Charger


  • Charge only or Charge/Discharge Systems available
  • Constant current, voltage, ampere-hour
  • Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR) design for superior reliability
  • Operation via microcontroller and Bitrode’s VisuaLCN Formation Client Software
  • Battery backed local circuit memory for reliable restart and data retrieval after power outage
  • System cooling for reliability in demanding environments
  • Discharge power recycled to AC line for cooler, more energy-efficient operation
  • Bitrode’s exclusive STM thermal monitoring probes for temperature setback control
  • Remote junction box for formation table connections
  • Local control with Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and VisuaLCN Panel Agent interface
  • Power fail system
  • High voltage formation of stationary and industrial VRLA batteries
  • Tackless formation of automotive and industrial plates
  • Dry-charge formation
  • Series formation of multiple battery strings

General Specifications

Voltage: 0-560V

Current: 0-50A

Circuits: up to 32

Accuracy: ±1% of FS

Data Sampling Rate: 1s

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

Overview

Available in a wide range of currents and voltages, the VCF is an economical solution for high voltage formation of stationary and industrial VRLA batteries and tank formation of automotive and industrial plates. Using Bitrode’s three phase silicon-controlled rectifier, multiple circuits can be packaged in a single cabinet for low cost applications.  In discharge, a three phase bridge discharges the DC energy back to the AC power line.