Battery Health Monitor from Solidica
July 9, 2008
The Solo Volt from Solidica Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, measures voltage, current, temperature, state of charge, and life remaining on individual batteries or sets of batteries, ranging from 3–40 V each. A single module can monitor up to 6 batteries simultaneously while operating in ultra-low power consumption mode. Additionally, the battery-agnostic design makes the device compatible with multiple battery types-disposable and/or rechargeable, single or multiple cells. Features include a vehicle network interface (SAE CAN); wireless communications (802.11b/g WiFi, 802.15.4, and Bluetooth); accessory and peripheral identification and control; continuous data, trend, and event logging; a real-time clock; built-in security; resettable fuses; built-in power supply; and proprietary battery health algorithms.
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