|Intellitec Continuous Duty Battery Guard|
Cat. No. 00-00698-122
Intellitecís Continuous Duty Battery Guard is designed to protect the
vehicle battery from rundown caused by the use of electro-hydraulic
motor operated devices, such as lift gates, scissors lifts, or wheel
chair lifts. Electrohydraulic systems are used in a wide variety of
mobile applications to provide heavy lifting or motion capability. This
is a relatively simple method of achieving high mechanical forces
without the operation of the vehicle engine.
These electro-hydraulic systems consume large amounts of energy from
the vehicle battery. Often, so much power is used from the battery that
it doesn't have enough energy left to start the engine. This requires a
maintenance call to "jump start" the vehicle, and is not only annoying,
but also costly.
The Guard operates by controlling the coil current to the solenoid used
to switch the pump motor. It can be added to almost any
electro-hydraulic motor-pump, in the field or on new equipment. It
operates by sensing the incoming battery voltage to determine the state
of charge on the battery. If the battery voltage falls below a safe
level for two minutes, a remote LED will begin to blink, indicating the
battery is at a low level. In addition, a beeper on the unit will sound
with the LED. A connection is available on the module to inhibit the
beeper if silent operation is desired.