in the Business…Best in the Business.
TC3 is the latest generation of high-frequency smart charger from
HAWKER – the world leader in high frequency charging technology.
Patented LIFEPLUS® chargers are the product of over two decades
of high-frequency smart charging experience. Only HAWKER has the
extensive, proven track record of substantially reducing charging
costs and the cost of operation with high-frequency smart chargers.
LIFEPLUS® TC3 charger offers unrivaled features to take your
business to the next level with benefits like:
Savings – LIFEPLUS® TC3 technology offers the highest
conversion efficiency and highest power factor available in the
industry – significantly reducing electrical consumption and
demand charges. The TC3 operates at efficiencies of 92% and a power
factor of 96% across the entire operating range.
‘n Play Flexibility – Responding dynamically to
the voltage and ampere-hour capacity of the battery attached to
it, LIFEPLUS® TC3 automatically delivers the optimal charge
every time – without user intervention. LIFEPLUS® is the
easiest high-frequency charger in the industry to operate.
Charging – The LIFEPLUS® TC3 offers three user-friendly
ways to employ opportunity charging – or charging during idle
periods – to extend battery run times.
Readiness – The LIFEPLUS® TC3 has its own IP address,
allowing remote access to and programming of the charger through
a local network. LIFEPLUS® TC3 maintains a data bank of 13 different
charge parameters from the last 100 operating cycles for easy analysis
Battery Warranty – Because LIFEPLUS® delivers an optimal
charge with less heat gain, the warranty on POWERLINE™ and
ENERGY-PLUS™ batteries charged on LIFEPLUS® chargers is
extended to 6-years or 1,800 cycles – an additional 20% life
on your battery investment.
addition to being the only charger series that combines the knowledge
of a patented method for diagnosing and recharging batteries with
the unparalleled power factor and efficiency of a high-frequency
switching power platform, LIFEPLUS® TC3 offers these unique
capabilities and benefits:
Selectable Charge Profile
The new LIFEPLUS® TC3 offers four different
charge profile options based on your individual operational requirements:
1. IONIC – This patented HAWKER
exclusive is the preferred choice for most applications. Employing
periodic current pulses which both identify the battery’s
true capacity and state of charge and mix the electrolyte throughout
charge to avoid acid stratification, this profile provides the optimal
recharge with minimal heating. The IONIC profile is also the preferred
choice for many opportunity charging applications.
2. GEL – This profile is designed
for industry-standard gel batteries.
3. VRLA – This profile is specifically
designed for the HAWKER ENVIROLINK™ valve-regulated lead acid
4. OPPORTUNITY – When the output
of the IONIC profile is not sufficient for satisfactory opportunity
charging, the OPPORTUNITY profile may be required. The OPPORTUNITY
profile employs a start rate of 25% of battery capacity or the maximum
output capacity of the charger, whichever is less (as opposed to
18-20% in the IONIC) for faster return during opportunity charging
breaks. The OPPORTUNITY profile maybe used in one of two ways:
• Battery Boss® – a
Battery Boss® data collection device mounted on the battery
will communicate with the charger and identify the proper charging
rate for the battery.
• Control Panel – the battery’s
size may be programmed through the charger’s control panel.
Please note: this has the disadvantage of making only that battery
size suitable for the charger.
Whether using the Battery Boss® or the
Control Panel, the charger will only charge up to 80% state of charge
during the day and then complete an IONIC finish charge daily, as
programmed in the profile set up.
Data Management Capability
The new LIFEPLUS® TC3 will put these
exciting new capabilities to work for you:
Internet Readiness – The LIFEPLUS®
TC3 has its own IP address and can be remotely accessed via local
network for immediate information access.
Data Management – The LIFEPLUS®
TC3 maintains a database of 17 different charge parameters from
the last 100 cycles of use, including battery type and ID, capacity,
state of charge and temperature prior to charge, voltage before
and after charge, current and state of charge at termination, and
Battery Boss® Control –
The LIFEPLUS® TC3 can also interface with the optional HAWKER
Battery Boss® control module. Battery Boss® is a permanently
mounted communication device that links the battery to the charger.
The charger, coupled with the Battery Boss®, adapts to the battery
based on capacity, temperature, and state of charge in order to
maximize overall battery performance and life. The Battery Boss®
also maintains a 3000 cycle database of charge parameters which
can be retrieved via PDA or computer.
Other Selectable Features
• Built-in real time clock
• Programmable delay start,
either a period of time after plugged-in or specific
time of day
• Auto equalization
setting utilizes the real time clock
• Adjustable cable
length and gauge setting
For the right HAWKER power
solution to meet your needs, please call 1-877-7HAWKER
for a HAWKER representative in your area.
LIFEPLUS® TC3 chargers are
the smartest and most energy-efficient chargers in the
business. The TC3 charger series reduces your battery
recharge costs, reduces water consumption, and reduces
battery maintenance and repair costs.
Energy Savings –
LIFEPLUS® TC3’s precise profile charge, its
IONIC profile and lower charge factor, and its unmatched
electrical efficiency means that you can save on your
Maintenance Savings –
With the LIFEPLUS® charger IONIC technology and
lower charge factor, you will spend at least 25% less
time and less money watering your batteries.
Battery Savings –
LIFEPLUS® TC3 chargers can extend the life of your
battery fleet by a minimum of 20%. Less heat generation
during recharge means longer battery life, less downtime,
and less money spent on battery repairs and replacements.
Obsolescence Savings –
LIFEPLUS® TC3’s plug ‘n play flexibility
means that your chargers may not need to be replaced
when your present trucks or batteries are replaced.
LIFEPLUS® TC3 covers three voltage ranges and a
wide range of ampere-hour capacities in one unit –