Cole Hersee Company is providing its new FlexMod LVD, a family of configurable electronic modules that protect batteries and battery-powered equipment.
FlexMod LVD ensures that vehicles will start by controlling non-essential loads that can kill a battery. The module is designed for fleets of emergency vehicles, delivery vehicles, buses, or utility trucks.
These modules automatically shut down non-essential loads when the battery runs low, and automatically restore non-essential loads when battery power returns to normal levels. Typical uses include idle reduction for work vehicles, NFPA 1901 Load Manager compliance for fire vehicles, and combined timer/voltage shutoff for police vehicles.
The FlexMod family has two inputs (one analog and one digital) and two solid-state outputs (one 10 amps, one 200 milliamps) that can be programmed to do almost any job.
Several standard units have been created for specific applications, including:•The 48610 Electronic Low Voltage Disconnect that preserves battery charge and protects battery banks
•The 48636 Electronic Timer for Interior Lighting, which prevents internal lights inside a vehicle from being left on and draining the battery
•The 48540 Smart Battery Isolator Controller, which monitors two battery banks and controls one or more relays or contactors to protect starting power
•The 48541 Electronic Voltage Sensing Relay & Timer, which monitors both battery voltage and ignition status, shutting down non-critical loads when cutoff voltage is reached
Custom parameters can be programmed into one of the off-shelf modules at the Cole Hersee factory.
For more information, visit www.colehersee.com.