Battery Load Unit BLU360V

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Overview

The Battery Load Unit – BLU360V is a stand-alone or PC-controlled battery capacity test set, based on the state-of-the-art technology, using the most advanced power electronics solutions with coolers and fans integrated into the device.

The BLU360V device is lightweight (20,6 kg / 45.4 lb.) and developed to meet customer’s wide ranging test procedure requirements (standardized as well as customized). Using the BLU360V device, the capacity test is performed in an accurate, user-friendly way in accordance with the battery testing standards (IEEE 450-2010 / 1188-2005 / 1106-2015, IEC 60896-11/22 and other relevant standards).
Discharging can be performed at constant current, constant power, constant resistance or in accordance with a pre-selected load profile. The discharge test can be conducted even in case a battery remains connected to the load – by measuring the load current during the process.

The BLU360V device provides the discharge current of up to 160 A and may be applied to battery strings with up to 480 V voltage level.


Main Features

  • Lightweight – 20,6 kg (45.4 lb.)
  • Powerful – discharge power up to 28,4 kW
  • Battery voltage: 6 to 480 V DC (min 5,25 – max 480 V DC)
  • Discharge current – up to 160 A DC
  • Battery internal resistance measurement according to IEC 60896
  • Expandable range for larger banks using BXL-V extra load units
  • Current measurement range using Current Clamp 0 – 1 000 A DC
  • User – adjustable alarm and shutdown parameters to prevent excessive discharge
  • Testing without disconnecting the regular load
  • Detailed test analysis using DV-B Win software
  • Test resume feature in case of interrupted power supply


Accessories

Included accessories

  • DV-B Win software, including USB cable
  • Mains power cable
  • Ground (PE) cable
  • Transport case
Accessoires recommandés/b>

  • Current cables 2 x 3 m 35 mm2 (9.84 ft, 2 AWG) with alligator clamps (A4) isolated
  • Cable bag
Accessoires optionnels

  • Current cables 2 x 5 m 35 mm2 with alligator clamps (A4) isolated
  • Current cables 2 x 10 m 35 mm2 with alligator clamps (A4) isolated
  • Current cables 2 x 15 m 50 mm2 with alligator clamps (A4) isolated
  • Current cables 2 x 20 m 50 mm2 with alligator clamps (A4) isolated
  • Extension cables 2 x 3 m 35 mm2
  • Extension cables 2 x 5 m 35 mm2
  • Extension cables 2 x 10 m 35 mm2
  • Extension cables 2 x 10 m 50 mm2
  • Sense cables 2 x 3 m with banana plugs + dolphin clip
  • Sense cables 2 x 5 m with banana plugs + dolphin clip
  • Sense cables 2 x 10 m with banana plugs + dolphin clip
  • Sense cables 2 x 15 m with banana plugs + dolphin clip
  • Sense cables 2 x 20 m with banana plugs + dolphin clip
  • Current clamp 30/300 A power supplied from the instrument with extension 5 m
  • Current clamp 100/600 A with internal battery supply and extension 5 m
  • Cable for external alarm
  • Extension cable for external alarm 5 m
  • Cable for BLU-BLU parallel operation 3 m

Technical data

Mains Power Supply

  • Connection: according to IEC/EN60320-1; C320
  • Voltage: 90 V – 264 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz, single-phase
  • Input power: 200 VA
  • Fuse: 2 A / 250 V, type F

Dimensions and Weight

  • Dimensions (D x W x H) without handle: 730 mm x 221 mm x 355 mm
    28.7 in   x   8.7 in   x   14 in
  • Weight: 20,6 kg / 45.4 lb.

Load section
Battery voltage

  • 6 to 480 V (min. 5,25 V, max 480 V)

Maximum discharge current & power

Battery voltage 6 V 12 V 24 V 48 V 60 V 110 V 120 V 220 V 240 V 480 V
Min-Max voltage (V) 5,25 7,05 10,5 14,1 21,0 28,2 42,0 56,4 52,5 70,5 96,3 129,3 105,0 141,0 192,5 258,5 210,0 282,0 300 480
Maximum current * (A) 50 100 160 160 160 160 150 110 100 55
  • Maximum power: 28,4 kW *
  • * For the BLU360V model, maximum power derates at temperatures over +35˚C (+95˚F).
    Current / voltage diagram at +35˚C (+95˚F) and +50˚C (+122˚F) is presented below.

Measurement

Internal voltage measurement

  • Range: 0 – 480 V DC
  • Resolution: 0,1 V
  • Typical accuracy: ± 0,5% of reading ± 0,1 V

Internal current measurement

  • Range: 0 – 300 A DC
  • Resolution: 0,1 A
  • Typical accuracy: ± 0,5% of reading ± 0,2 A

Current measurement with current clamps

  • Range: 0 – 1000 A DC
  • Resolution: 0,1 A DC

Time measurement

  • Typical accuracy: ± 0,1 % of reading ± 1 sec

Display

  • 4,3 inch color touch screen display

Display range / resolution

  • Current: 0 – 2 999,9 A D / 0,1 AC
  • Voltage: 0 – 999,9 V DC / 0,1 V
  • Capacity: 0 – 9999,9999 Ah / 0,0001 Ah
  • Time: 00h:00m:00s – 99h:59m:59s / 1 sec

Capacity range and resolution

  • Range: 0 – 9999,9999 Ah
  • Resolution: 0,0001 Ah

Warranty

  • 3-year warranty

Environmental conditions

  • Operating temperature: -10 °C to +50 °C / 14 °F to +122 °F
  • Storage & Transportation temperature: -40 °C to +70 °C / -40 °F to +158 °F
  • Humidity: 90%, non-condensing
  • Pollution degree 2

Safety

  • Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU (CE Conform)
  • Applicable standards, for a class I instrument, pollution degree 2,
    Installation category II : IEC EN 61010-1
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-1

Electromagnetic Compatibility

  • Directive 2014/30/EU (CE Conform)
  • Applicable standard EN 61326-1

All specifications listed herein are valid at the ambient temperature of + 25 °C (77°F) and with the recommended accessories included.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

DV-B Win


The DV-B Win software is included in the price, and all its updates are free of charge. Using the DV-B Win software a test can be performed and monitored from a PC, and the results can be saved directly to a PC. Communication between the BLU and a PC is achieved through a USB cable. Using the DV-B Win, the results can be arranged and printed for a report in selectable formats as XLS, PDF, Word, or RTF. Also, a possibility of importing other types of data formats (jpg, png, doc) into standardized DV-B Win report is provided, as well as exporting the numerical and graphical results from the DV-B Win into a customizable report. Additionally, the software provides a possibility of setting extra parameters (cell voltage, string voltage, capacity and time) for alarming and terminating the test.


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Version: 317
Published: 2017-07-28

 

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