Revolectrix BC-100-C1 Bump Controller Unit

Revolectrix BC-100-C1 Bump Controller Unit
Manufacturer: Revolectrix
Availability: 1 in stock
SKU: BC-100-C1
$249.00

OVERVIEW

WHAT IS BUMP?

BUMP is an exclusive new Revolectrix concept for Battery Management. The BUMP Controller utilizes Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology to communicate with any battery equipped with a BUMP Compliant Tag, or "BumpTag". The BumpTags will be pre-installed and pre-configured on most Revolectrix batteries in the near future. BumpTags will also be available for sale separately, so a customer can configure them for use with any battery of his choosing using the BUMP Controller. Once a tag is programmed for any given battery, a simple "BUMP" of the battery on the BUMP Controller configures any Revolectrix PowerLab Battery Workstation to the ideal settings for performing all battery management tasks. The BUMP Controller can independently address up to 4 PowerLab units (or channels of the Dual PowerLab 8) - each PowerLab connected is able to operate completely independent of the others.

HARDWARE CAPABILITIES

    • High-brightness, 2.8" QVGA TFT LCD with resistive touchscreen

 

    • Integrated BUMP wireless interface for configuring and reading BumpTags on batteries

 

    • Integrated Bluetooth 4.0/LE support for wireless real-time monitoring, control, and firmware upgrades (Android, Apple iOS, and Windows mobile devices)

 

    • Integrated USB port for direct connection to Windows PC for firmware updates, as well as powering/charging mobile devices

 

    • Powerful 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 main processor, plus dedicated co-processors for Bluetooth and NFC

 

    • Wide (10v-52v) input voltage range matches PowerLab Workstations for simple power setup (use standard EC-5 Y-cables to power the Bump Controller and PowerLabs simultaneously)


SOFTWARE ROADMAP

    • 1Q 2016 : Android Charge Control Software (CCS) Client initial release - monitoring, control and firmware updates (Bluetooth LE)

 

    • 1Q 2016 : Bump Controller support for native PowerLab presets (in addition to "BUMP" setup)

 

    • 2Q 2016 : Android CCS Client - battery history, graphing, reporting

 

    • 2Q 2016 : Bump Controller support for native PowerLab options and settings

 

    • 3Q 2016 : Apple iOS Client software initial release (Bluetooth LE))

 

  • 4Q 2016 : Windows Mobile CCS Client (Bluetooth LE)


Major Features


  • Simple, intuitive color touchscreen user interface
  • Complete charger setup with a simple "bump" of the battery ... just bump, connect, and press Go
  • No need to configure or select presets although native PowerLab operation is still possible for non-BumpTag equipped batteries
  • Optimizes charger settings for each individual battery, speeds up the charging setup process
  • Reduces accidental mistakes that could lead to expensive (and potentially dangerous) battery damage
  • Automatic calculation for parallel charging, even for different battery capacities and C-ratings
  • Each BumpTag contains the full factory ratings of the battery (write-once), as well as user preferences and settings that can be changed at any time
  • Each BumpTag contains a unique ID which enables automatic battery history and performance tracking - battery cycle history is automatically cached and uploaded to the mobile app whenever it connects via Bluetooth
  • Works with all existing Revolectrix Cellpro PowerLab 6, PowerLab 8v2, and Dual PowerLab (8x2) Battery Workstations
  • Connect up to 4 PowerLab Workstations to a single BumpController (any combination of PL models)
  • Supported Chemistries: LiPo (including LiHV), LiFe, Li-Ion, NiMH, NiCd, and Pb
  • Supported Operations: Accurate Charge, Normal Charge, Fastest Charge, Discharge, Storage Charge, Analyze Cycle
  • Analyze Cycle allows battery performance characteristics (Fuel Table, actual capacity, IR, etc.) to be stored back to the BumpTag for accurate fuel level and cycle time estimates
  • The Bump Controller can serve as a remotely-mounted user interface for the PowerLab Battery Workstations, allowing the chargers to be completely hidden inside a charging case or beneath charging tables/benches. This frees up valuable workspace for batteries, connectors, adapters, parallel adapters, etc.

 

* Please note: all specifications and features listed above subject to change without notice.

Specs:

For Battery types:
LiPo (including LiHV), LiFe, Li-Ion, NiMH, NiCd, and Pb

Input Voltage: 10-52VDC, reverse polarity protected

Input Voltage Connection: standard EC-5 (Y-cables may be purchased separately to power the Bump Controller and PowerLabs simultaneously)

Current Draw: 200 mA (nominal)

Wireless Communication Protocol: Integrated Bluetooth 4.0/LE support for wireless real-time monitoring, control, and firmware upgrades (Android, Apple iOS, and Windows mobile devices)

Wired Communication Protocol: Integrated Micro USB On-The-Go (OTG) 2.0 port is capable of acting as either USB Device or Host:

Device Mode: Direct connection to a Windows PC Host for firmware updates (standard device cable included)

Host Mode: Direct connection for powering/charging mobile devices (host adapter cable not included)

Port Communication: Four (4) 3-wire serial interfaces for connection to PowerLab Workstations (uses standard male-to-male servo connectors/extensions)

Processing: Powerful 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 main processor, plus dedicated co-processors for Bluetooth and NFC

LCD: High-brightness, 2.8" QVGA TFT LCD with resistive touchscreen

Size: 5.3" L x 3.1" W x 1.2" T

Weight: 4.4 oz. (138 gm)


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