POWER MANAGEMENT UPDATE
Web Page sponsor Merlin Power Systems Ltd.
For further information please contact: Merlin Power Systems, Unit 4 Cabot Business Village, Holyrood Close, Poole, Dorset BH17 7BA, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0) 1202 697979 Web: www.merlinpowersystems.com
12 Apr 13. Sirius Integrator deploys direct methanol EFOY Pro Fuel Cells off-grid across North America to power mission-critical covert vehicles and outdoor surveillance configurations. No other remote power solution can provide the reliable, long running, maintenance-free power for these applications in easily deployed portable packages. EFOY Pros are effective at recharging small battery systems by charging based on the battery’s voltage level. EFOY Pros are deployed under fake rocks protecting our borders which greatly reduces dangerous site visits while using a power source with minimal heat signature that is not easily seen by the enemy on the border. Next generation EFOY Pro 800 (45w) and EFOY Pro 2400 (110w) fuel cell models will soon be available. They provide 50% more guaranteed power than our current models and have a 1 year or 4500 operational charging hour warranty. These optionally can be configured with a new quad fuel cartridge switch that will double run-times in the field. Additionally 112 liters of pure methanol can be connected to an EFOY Pro fuel cell system (four 28 liter fuel cartridges). When possible we hybrid solar panels and micro wind turbines into our configurations as range extenders to save fuel. Sirius Integrator manufactures customized and approved EFOY Pro enclosures, for both hot southern and very cold northern border installations. Our -45c very cold enclosures enable the EFOY Pro to operate on the Northern US border and in Canada where remote power is a significant challenge. Surveillance cameras, ground sensors, detection systems, radio repeaters, radar and communication equipment all need long running, off-grid, outdoor power. Our solutions minimize dangerous remote site visits and increases security levels in remote locations. No more frequent swapping of large, lead acid battery banks in the field. EFOY Pros recharge 12v & 24v battery systems, are quiet, emissions-free and perfectly suited to reliably power these mission-critical physical security configurations. Sirius Integrator even provides a secure “EFOY Pro Remote Management Portal” subscription program for all of your field deployed fuel cell units.
Oct 12. Report Published For State Of Charge & Health Accuracy
EnerSys, the World’s largest Industrial Battery Manufacturer have today published a report validating Merlin Power Systems’ battery State of Charge and Health monitoring. The report follows extensive testing conducted over several months in their high tech laboratory in Newport UK. EnerSys Newport factory produces well known global brands such as Armasafe (tactical vehicle batteries), Odyssey, Hawker, Datasafe, Powersafe, SBS, Genesis and many others. The report concludes that under most conditions the Merlin battery monitor is capable of measuring State of Charge and State of Health to within 1-2% – an incredible accuracy. Even when faced with a scenario where the battery capacity was programmed incorrectly during setup, the monitor failed to be confused, reporting SoC to within 6.84% initially and then correcting itself on subsequent cycles to converge back within 1-2%. Time remaining readings compared during multiple random cycles acheived a worst case accuracy of within 0.76%, showing they can be trusted for the most demanding, time critical applications. Merlin have invested heavily during the last decade to bring quality battery monitoring products to market that can be employed to provide both short and long term accuracy in a wide range of mobile and standby power applications. Our design philosophy has resulted in the development of dev