BU-1503 How to Maintain Batteries

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How to Maintain Batteries
Batteries are often installed and forgotten. Some packs are replaced too soon but most are left in service too long and become unreliable. Learn what causes batteries to fail and how you can check their health with modern battery test equipment. The presentation also introduces smart batteries and rapid-test technologies.

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  1. Cover
  2. Outline
  3. Caring for the Battery from Cradle to Grave
  4. Definition of a Battery
  5. The Unavoidable Fact of Aging
  6. When should a battery be replaced?
  7. The Finite Life of a Battery
  8. Let’s not forget the Spare Capacity
  9. Management with a Battery Analyzer
  10. Purchasing
  11. Incoming Inspection
  12. Periodic Capacity Check
  13. Retirement
  14. Storing
  15. What causes Batteries to fail?
  16. The Ready Light on a Charger lies, and why . . .
  17. Declining Capacity
  18. Rising Internal Resistance
  19. Elevated Self-discharge
  20. Self-discharge varies with chemistry
  21. Premature Voltage Cut-off
  22. Battery Maintenance Methods
  23. Management by Date-stamping
  24. Maintenance by removable Battery Label
  25. Maintenance by removable Battery Label cont.
  26. Maintenance by Bar Code Label
  27. PC-BatteryShop™
  28. Machine-to-machine Cloud Solutions
  29. Rapid-test Methods
  30. Test methods that no longer work
  31. Types of Data Collections and what each offers
  32. Types of Battery Excitations
  33. Frequency Domain
  34. Combining EIS with complex modeling
  35. Spectro™ for Lead Acid and how it works
  36. Definitions of a Starter Battery
  37. How Starter Batteries are tested
  38. Capacity and CCA of aging starter batteries
  39. Relationship between Capacity and CCA
  40. Spectro CA-12 measures Capacity and CCA in 15 seconds
  41. Test conditions
  42. Correct prediction on capacity
  43. What experts say . . .
  44. ADAC 2013 statistics . . .
  45. Spectro™ Applications
  46. Battery Monitoring - what we use today
  47. Adding capacity to BMS
  48. SoF by a Tri-state Fuel Gauge
  49. Applications
  50. HealthTest™ for Li-ion
  51. Battery Health-Check™ in a Charger and Device
  52. Applications
  53. Testing larger Batteries
  54. Smart Battery
  55. Battery fuel gauge
  56. Single-wire Bus & System Management Bus
  57. State-of-charge by Coulomb Counter
  58. Why Voltage Readings are not the Solution
  59. Fuel Gauge
  60. Tracking Error
  61. How to calibrate
  62. How accurate is the Battery Fuel Gauge?
  63. Problems with Fuel Gauges
  64. Myths about the Smart Battery
  65. Making the “Smart Battery” user-friendly
  66. Summary
  67. Boost Confidence in Batteries
  68. Facts about Batteries
  69. Leaders in battery control technology
  70. Batteries live longer with proper diagnostics
  71. Take home

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Last updated 2014-10-07

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