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Vented batteries transformed with Hawker Aquafree

The latest battery charging innovation from EnerSys is the Hawker Aquafree charger which incorporates an automatic watering system. Designed to reduce significantly the amount of operator intervention when topping-up vented batteries with centralised watering systems, the Hawker Aquafree contains a water reservoir. This lasts between four and 30 months before top up is necessary, depending on battery voltage & capacity.

Located in one single compact cabinet the Aquafree comprises a charger, an electro valve, a water tank with level indicator and pump. This enables vented batteries with a centralised watering system to be topped-up automatically every time they are recharged. It eliminates the daily check and top up routine and ensures the correct electrolyte level to prolong battery life. A front compartment houses the display, the water tank and dispensing mechanism. The partitioned rear compartment is dedicated to charging with ventilation for optimum cooling.

The blue LED display on the Hawker Aquafree reservoir indicates when the charger's water level is low. Charging is automatically stopped if there is insufficient water and the safety lock released when the tank has been filled. No mains water connection is required and the charger can be used in a charging room or at some other suitable location.

Connection is made using a combination plug for both electrical and water supply which enables topping up and charging to occur concurrently. The LED display indicates the Aquafree water reservoir level, charge in progress, battery available and equalisation charge. Depending on the battery capacity and its depth of discharge the water reservoir can last for four months for a 48V 775 Ah battery to as much as 30 months for a 24V 200Ah battery.

Labour and maintenance are reduced considerably by Hawker Aquafree with no need for dedicated or battery maintenance staff. There is no requirement for water connection or externally mounted electro-valves. Hawker Aquafree is available in four models and a maintenance contract is available.

Hawker is the widely-recognised Motive Power brand of EnerSys, a leading supplier of batteries, chargers and services. EnerSys is the world leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. EnerSys manufactures and distributes batteries, chargers, power equipment, and battery accessories to customers worldwide. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world.

More information on Hawker can be found at: www.enersys-hawker.com
More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.

EnerSys Motive Power
Tel: 0161 727 3800
Fax: 0161 727 3899
email: karen.smith@uk.enersys.com

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