-What is a ‘High Frequency Intellicharger™’
and how does it save me money?
is a high frequency smart charger.
POWERTECH™ assesses each battery’s
requirements through its patented intelligent technology.
POWERTECH™ is designed to save you money
utilities, watering, and battery life.
The PowerTech High Frequency Intellicharger™ saves you money
on your utility bill through three important characteristics:
1. Power Factor – Probably the most important
factor in saving you money is power factor. Power factor is, in
effect, the percentage of the power being supplied by the utility
(“Apparent Power”) that can actually be used by your
charger (“Active Power”.) PowerTech operates with a
power factor of approximately 100% due to its high frequency design.
o High Frequency – The PowerTech
charger takes incoming AC, rectifies it, then inverts it into high
frequency AC (16-33kHz). This isolation of the charger components
from the AC line allows for power factors at or near unity.
o Utility Costs – Your utility
costs are based on the “Apparent Power” that the utility
sees you draw. A poor power factor inflates your bill by drawing
unneeded power, it also inflates the demand portion of your bill
by inflating apparent peak demand as well.
Compare the power factor of the PowerTech with that of competing
chargers and you will see how PowerTech can save significant amounts
off your utility bill. (Tested SCR chargers show a power factor
range from 56-76%.)
2. Efficiency – “Conversion Efficiency”
is the rate at which the charger converts applied power into useable
DC for the battery. Here again PowerTech’s high frequency
power supply operates at efficiencies of approximately 92% over
the full charge cycle. (Tested SCR units showed a range of 80-84%.)
The overall electrical efficiency of the recharge process is the
product of the charger’s conversion efficiency and its power
3. Overcharge – Batteries require more
than 100% of the removed power to be returned in order to be fully
and evenly charged. PowerTech’s patented intelligent software
achieves full charge with less overcharge by using a pulsing “Electro-mix”
to stir electrolyte and by accurately assessing battery condition
in order to terminate without overcharge.
ADDITIONAL INTELLICHARGER™ BENEFITS AND SAVINGS
PowerTech offers you additional benefits and savings:
· Universal Use – PowerTech dynamically
assesses each battery’s charging requirements, which means
that one PowerTech charger can recharge batteries from 450 to 1200
AH without adjustment - as long as they are the same voltage. So,
you can recharge any 36-volt battery on any PowerTech 36-volt charger.
Should your operation change trucks or move from standard to high-energy
batteries, there is no need to purchase new chargers - your PowerTech
charger will adjust automatically. And PowerTech can be set for
standard flooded or cold storage batteries.
· Water Consumption – Because PowerTech
recharges with less overcharge and therefore less heat, your batteries
will consume less water – at least 25% – saving you
the time and expense to water. For exceptional watering savings,
match your PowerTech charger with HAWKER’s WATER LESS®
· Battery Life – Cooler temperatures
mean longer battery life and fewer maintenance-related expenses
is one of the Powerful (money-saving) Solutions from Hawker.