DMS technologies, LVD, RED FLASH
Low Voltage Disconnect Unit Protects Batteries from Over-Discharge
News Release from:
19 October 2010
DMS technologies, specialist in batteries and battery systems, has released a Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD) - a low power device that can be used to protect batteries from damage and help extend battery life.
The RED FLASH LVD prevents over-discharge and subsequent damage of batteries, regardless of battery technology, and is designed to operate on a 12V nominal voltage. The unit has a factory default disconnect voltage of 10.8V, however the disconnect voltage is very easy to set up, requiring only an adjustable power supply. An automatic re-connect function is an available option.
The unit has a very low residual current drain, particularly when compared with other similar LVD products. The 3 state-of-charge LEDs adjust automatically when on load providing an accurate visual indication of remaining battery capacity.
A multi-pole connector provides access to the functions remotely allowing the user to set up off-board switches and LEDs. It can control currents up to 10A on board and can control an external relay to allow for load currents up to 200A. For safety, the unit is fully isolated and protected against spikes, surges and reverse polarity connection