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BC-2500 Modular Float Battery Charger

130, 48 & 24V DC

The BC-2500 is a Float Battery Charger and Power Supply based on a modular, redundant platform design. It utilizes high availability with uptime architecture. Available in 480W or 400W with hot-swappable Intelligent Power Modules (iPMs) with various ratings available at 24, 48, or 130 VDC. Multiple iPMs in a single chassis provide redundancy (N+1, N+2, etc.) and will continue to operate if the user interface module (UIM) fails. This ensures reliability for high availability/uptime applications. The BC-2500 features industrial construction and is available in 4 or 8-slot chassis options. It is compatible with vented lead-acid (VLA), valve regulated lead-acid, and nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) battery types.

Benefits

  • Modular, Redundant Platform
  • High Availability/Uptime Architecture
  • Industrial Construction
  • Natural Convection Cooled (No Fans)
  • Hot Swappable Intelligent Power Modules (iPMs)
  • Low DC Output Ripple
  • Battery Eliminator Functionality Standard
  • High Efficiency and CEC Compliant
  • Universal AC Input
  • Ethernet Communication Standard
  • Sophisticated Alarming and Logging
  • Wide DC Output Voltage Ranges
  • Battery Temperature Compensation
  • Remote Voltage Sensing
  • UL, cUL/CSA, and CE Certified
  • Factory Set, Custom Charger Profiles Available
 

Specifications

AlarmsIndividually enabled/disabled assigned a delay, assigned a priority, assigned to the summary alarm relay
Alarm RelayForm C, dry contact
MountingWall, shelf, floor, EIA 19-inch and 23-inch rack (front or rear)
CommunicationEthernet; 10/100BASE-TX; auto crossover, auto MDI-X; RJ45
connector; support for TCP/IP, NTP, and SNMP Traps; internal
web server; ability to be used for networked comm or direct
comm (direct connection to a laptop)
AC InputVoltage Range, Rated: 100 – 240 VAC
Voltage Range, Operating:
90 – 264 VAC
< 100 VAC: Reduced Power
Frequency, Rated: 50 – 200 Hz
Frequency, Operating: 45 – 205 Hz
Phase: Single-phase
Efficiency:
> 91%, 120 Vac, full load;
> 93%, 240 Vac, full load;
Power Factor:
> 0.98, 120 Vac, full load;
> 0.96, 240 Vac, full load
Protection: Current limit, surge, transient, under voltage, over voltage
DC OutputVoltage Range:
24 VDC: 10 – 40 VDC
48 VDC: 30 – 61 VDC
130 VDC: 75 – 150 VDC
Power, Maximum, per iPM:
24 VDC: 400 W
48 VDC: 480 W
Current, Maximum, per iPM:
24 VDC: 10 A
48 VDC: 10 A
130 VDC: 4 A
Current, Rated, per iPM:
24 VDC: 10 A
48 VDC: 8.1 A
130 VDC: 3.3 A
Protection: Current limit, short circuit, reverse polarity, surge, transient
Operating Environment12, 24VDC: -40 – 70 °C (-40 – 158 °F)
Storage Temperature: -55 – 85 °C (-67 – 185 °F)
Humidity Range: 0 – 95%, non-condensing
CertificationsUL 1012 and cUL/CSA equivalent; CE certified
 

FAQs

What are the mounting options for the charger?
The BC-2000 Charger can be mounted to the wall, on the floor, on a shelf, or on an EIA 19-inch or 23-inch rack (front or rear).

What kind of batteries are compatible to charge with the BC-2000?
The BC-2000 can charge batteries of a wide variety of types. These include Vented Lead-Acid (VLA), Valve Regulated Lead-Acid (VRLA), and Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd).

What operating conditions should the charger be kept in?
The operating temperature range of the unit is -40 – 158ºF (-40 – 70ºC), and the operating humidity range is 0-95% relative humidity.

What method of cooling does the charger employ?
The BC-2500 was designed to stay cool by venting air using natural convection, which avoids potential electrical and safety issues which often arise when fans are used.

Can an iPM be replaced (hot swapped) while the charger is on?
Yes, the charger never needs to be powered down to replace an iPM.

Product Training

If you would like product specific training, please contact Eagle Eye directly. We offer complimentary training over the phone. Quotes can be provided for on site product-training. For more information call 1-877-805-3377 or email us at info@eepowersolutions.com. We provide timely support for all inquiries.

EEU Training Courses

Eagle Eye University (EEU) provides scheduled courses tailored to specific aspects of the critical power industry. All courses are also available at your location. The following courses are applicable to BC-2500 Modular Float Battery Charger.

Battery 101
March 2, 2020 - March 3, 2020

A comprehensive overview of battery types and how they are used in Standby Power applications

Battery Discharge Testing & Analysis
September 14, 2020 - September 15, 2020

Outline steps required to prepare and carryout a discharge test in accordance with IEEE recommended practices

Battery Data Analysis
September 16, 2020 - September 17, 2020

An in-depth look at the measurable battery parameters and their value in providing information with respect reliability

PRC-005-6 Battery Operation & Maintenance Compliance
November 2, 2020 - November 3, 2020

Ensure that operation and maintenance procedures are in compliance with the battery maintenance requirements of NERC PRC-005-6

DC Power Systems
November 4, 2020 - November 5, 2020

Theory and design of the DC power systems that are typically used in standby applications

Comprehensive Battery Training

One or two day non-commercial courses designed around current battery monitoring methods and techniques

Intro to Battery Management for Standby Power Systems
March 4, 2020 - March 5, 2020

An introduction on why and how to implement a battery management program

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