Reserve batteries in electrical facilities should be always available anytime. They are often used as an auxiliary power source for equipment in case of power failure or during diagnostics. That’s why technicians always need to check the condition of the batteries to ensure their reliability or to determine if they need to be replaced.
To test for battery reliability during loaded conditions, a battery load unit is used. This tester acts as a dummy load for the battery and it measures the rate of discharge, current and other battery parameters. This allows the technician to gauge if the battery is still within its acceptable limits. TheTORKEL 860 is one of the popular testers on the market that can be used on battery systems ranging from 12 to 250 Volts and can discharge up to 110 Amperes. It also has the capability to link several TORKEL 860 units together for a higher current discharge.
Protec can supply you with battery testers and other electrical test equipment to meet your needs. You can choose from a wide range of brands like Fluke, Megger and AEMC. Call one of our representatives at 1-866-352-5550 if you have any questions or for a quote.