If you use any type of battery powered machine, you will need a battery charger to recharge it.
We stock a comprehensive range of battery chargers from a selection of the world’s best manufacturers.
One of the most exciting innovations in battery charging in recent years comes with the fantastic Fronius range.
Using Ri Technology, a unique feature of the Fronius charger is its incredible energy efficiency, which will save an operator a huge amount in the running costs of their fleet and will prolong the lifespan of the batteries.
Whereas a normal 50Hz or high frequency charger will be selected with a specific output and will try to deliver that output to the battery during recharge, the Fronius Ri system continuously measures the internal resistance of the battery and adjusts its output from a defined amount, to whatever the battery can actually accept at that time. As a result of this process, far less heat is generated within the battery, which means they require less maintenance and provide a prolonged lifespan, but the key benefit is that no power is wasted generating heat, thus the electricity consumption compared to a normal charger, is greatly reduced.
Savings in all areas
Remember, when you reduce electricity consumption, by default you also reduce the amount of CO2 your business is responsible for producing and in this environmentally aware age, that is particularly important. In recent trials, by switching to Fronius, we have reduced the CO2 footprint on one of our clients by more than 33%.
A long term Investment
You cannot simply compare the cost of a Fronius directly with a normal or HF charger. The sensible way to look at it is not just as a charger, but as an investment to reduce your operating costs – similar to replacing standard warehouse lighting with LED systems. Although it may represent a large initial outlay, viewed in the long term, the benefits are considerable.
A Fronius will massively reduce energy costs and taking these savings into account means that the additional cost is normally recouped in around 18 months – even less in a demanding multi-shift application.
After this period, you will simply save money and CO2 emission.
Packed with features
The key benefit of Fronius chargers is their energy saving capabilities, but they are also packed with many other useful features which set them apart from other chargers.
A properly specified Fronius charger can cope with any battery voltage from 24v to 80v and once connected, it will self-select the appropriate output. You can even manually adjust it to charge a single 2v cell if required. No other charger can do this.
A Fronius charger can charge wet lead-acid, Gel, AGM and even lithium-ion batteries, all by adjusting the built-in factory profiles. Many other features can be simply enabled or adjusted, so one charger really can do it all.
Clear LED Indication:
Coloured LEDs show the charge status, but an optional LED strip right across the front panel gives a clear indication of status, even from a distance. Great news for busy charging bays with multiple units.
Displays a great deal of important data simply by scrolling through an easy to navigate menu system.
Comprehensive charge data can easily be downloaded via the built-in USB port and analysed using free software.
Software updates can also be easily carried out via USB transfer.
Fronius chargers are incredibly compact and can be wall mounted using supplied brackets. This not only saves valuable space, but also keeps the chargers safely out of harm’s way.
Our Fronius chargers are built in Austria to the highest quality standards and therefore are supplied with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty for total peace of mind.
However, in the unlikely event that a fault should occur, we have specialist engineers who have been factory trained to diagnose faults and wherever possible to repair them on site to keep your fleet in operation.
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- A Fronius charger will massively reduce energy consumption.
- Additional purchase costs are typically recouped in 18 months.
- We are the UK’s largest independent supplier of industrial power product and services.
- Our network of warehouses and engineers across the UK allows us to provide an Expert Local Service on a National basis.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
"Having used Ecobat for 99% of our battery and charger issues in the North East of England and Cumbria, they will try and get out the same day, if not, it’s the next day, very good quick service will definitely recommend to colleagues and other Linde companies"
"Ecobat provide an excellent service, often assisting us with tight lead times, quick response along with excellent products. "
"Lift Safe have used Ecobat for many years as our supplier of choice for industrial deep cycle batteries. Their service & delivery is second to none."
"We have received only positive feedback on the new Rapid Charge batteries. Thanks to the short recharge time our customers receive greater productivity from their equipment."
"Fast response rate, quality work & products, highly skilled engineers and a great customer services team. These are only some of the reasons why we have had such a longstanding relationship with Ecobat. "
Tailor made savings assessment
We can even carry out data logging tests which show the real-time comparisons between the Fronius chargers and your existing units.
We source our charger product range from quality manufacturers, offer a wide variety of brands and, as we are not restricted to supply only what comes from a certain production line, we can provide the correct charger to suit your application, at the most cost-effective price.
Please contact your local representative for further information on our Fronius charger range and see how we can save you money on your running costs.
The Ecobat Promise
We provide our customers with specialist on-site industrial battery advice, a wide choice of industrial power storage products and a single source for battery installation, maintenance and repair.