Fluke has introduced a range of battery analysers for simplified maintenance, troubleshooting and performance testing of individual storage batteries and battery banks used in critical battery back-up applications. The compact and rugged Fluke 500 Series Battery Analysers cover a broad range of battery test functions, ranging from manual DC voltage and resistance tests, to full condition testing using an automated string function testing, and a test probe integrated infra-red temperature measurement system. They have been specifically designed for measurements on stationary batteries including GEL, AGM (Absorbed Glass MAT) and float open cells.
The entry-level Fluke BT510 Basic Battery Analyser features an intuitive user interface for manual and automated sequence testing of battery strings with automatic storage of readings including voltage and resistance. The Fluke BT520 Battery Analyser and Fluke BT521 Advanced Battery Analyser come with an enhanced interactive test probe set, featuring an LCD display and verbal audio feedback, which increases throughput by allowing the user to perform all necessary test functions from the test probe itself. The BT520 and BT521 also come with an attachable LED flashlight.
The Fluke BT521 test probe features an additional sensor for temperature measurement of the negative battery post, and the BT521 comes with a current clamp and measurement capability for DC and AC currents and frequencies. The BT521 also features Bluetooth wireless communication to provide data to an iPhone app.
FlukeView Battery Management software included with each model provides enhanced data analysis, with fast data download from the battery analyser via a USB port. The software enables quick trend comparisons, results analysis and creation of graphics and tabular reports. The rugged mainframe construction and rugged probes with replaceable probe tips have been designed to meet the demands of repeated testing; decreasing failure rates and reducing cost of ownership.