BCM Plus offers simplified user interfaces with
Windows® based software. The user has the option of
extracting data directly from the LCD touch screen
display, locally with a portable computer through an
RS232 communication (Com) port, and remotely by a
personal computer modem. Additionally, the BCM Plus
utilizes a proprietary algorithm to keep track of
Amp-hours removed and to estimate life remaining on
the battery string. The BCM Plus tracks the activity
of the battery and provides effective battery life
management by identifying damaging events and
calculating the percentage of cycle life remaining.
The BCM Plus keeps an electronic
log of critical battery events.
Valuable data on critical events is permanently kept
in nonvolatile, electronic memory in the BCM Plus
BCM Plus records each discharge event. How long did
it last? How many cumulative Amp-hours have been
used? Events are recorded by date and time. A
convenient summary report provides discharge cycle
events broken down into these categories:
Less than 30 seconds
30 seconds to 1.5 minutes
1.5 minutes to 4 minutes
Longer than 4 minutes
BCM Plus monitors the total battery system voltage
at the battery terminals and records all excursions
outside the proper float voltage range. The unit
retains excellent information about potentially
damaging and costly conditions: rectifier failures,
improper equalizing charges, incorrect voltage
settings, and poor voltage regulation.
BCM Plus calculates percentage of battery cycle
amount of battery cycle life that has been removed is
a complex subject. Each discharge event is unique.
What is the cycle capability of the battery at the
start? What was the amplitude of the event? How long
did it last? How has the battery aged? Those are
factors which must be evaluated for every discharge
event. You need a continuously operating computer to
accomplish the task... and the BCM Plus provides it.
Extreme temperature deviations can
adversely affect the life expectancy of the battery
string. BCM Plus continuously monitors the current
ambient temperature and alerts the user if the nominal
range is exceeded.
Four convenient ways to access BCM Plus data:
The easy-to-read LCD display on the BCM Plus lets
you quickly see battery data at a glance. You can
access current readings and historical events.
Historical information can be easily retrieved using
the four-option key pad on the faceplate.
Critical functions, such as discharge in progress
and voltage excursions, can be alarmed for local and
Using a portable PC, you can easily download
historical events for detailed analysis.
With the modem you can remotely, via phone line,
dial up the battery system and get an immediate snap
shot of its operating history and current condition.
If necessary, you can download its history of events
for detailed analysis.
Internal battery back-up system assures BCM Plus
operation in case of utility power outages
battery within the BCM Plus assures continuous
monitoring of battery system activity. The record
retention system stores all information safely.
Plus also features a built-in alarm contact, to signal
critical battery conditions that require immediate
attention. The alarm contact will operate under four
conditions: discharge in progress, loss of ac power,
temperature and improper float voltage.
Installs easily, safe to use,
monitors any size C&D system
The BCM Plus is easy to install. The unit requires a
110-volt, single-phase ac power supply. The BCM Plus
comes with a specially calibrated intercell connector
shunt and preassembled battery system voltage cables,
as well as hardware for wall or battery rack mounting.
Shunts should be sized to allow a 10mV to 20mV drop
across the short leads at maximum current conditions
for the battery string. THE BCM Plus can be connected
to most C&D TECHNOLOGIES' battery systems up to 750
Vdc, and is UL-listed.
Simplified Software Interface
BCM Plus utilizes user-friendly software for accessing
and downloading information gathered and stored by the
unit. This software is easy to install into your
desktop computer or laptop, and is compatible with
Windows® Operating System. With this software and
computer interface, the user can review and download
records, events, and configuration summaries, or
attach the unit as a terminal to access real-time
The BCM Plus software uses pull down menus for an easy
graphic interface. Data can be saved to a file,
printed, or cut-and-pasted into reports through
built-in editing capabilities. In addition, an
extensive user's help menu gives full details on how
to use the software.
BCM Plus serves as a tool for the maintenance of the
battery system. Through proper analysis of data
collected by the device, the user can access and
troubleshoot key indicators of battery health and
system performance. This information can then be used
to identify potential problem areas before they impact
the integrity of the system.