As a background task, the SMARTLOGGER measures battery data over 24 hours, each day. In case of a discharge cycle, the logging frequency is automatically increased. After this cycle, measured data is available until the next discharge/charge cycle, or until the data is explicitly delivered via NFC to an according terminal device, for example by a service technician with the SMARTLOGGER APP or via the optionally available iBACS module. Thus, a complete record history of the last discharge cycle is available which also includes the battery’s health and indication as to if the capacity is within the nominal value range. Since SOC is directly connected to SOH, the SMARTLOGGER displays both results as pertains to each discharge and provides immediate indications when the performance and thus the battery health decreases.
Because the black box data cannot be changed or manipulated, customers and vendors will use the same data in case of a battery warranty issue. For all parties, this “black box” feature is mutually beneficial.
Advanced Transparency – Stay in touch with your customer
If battery failure occurs at an unusual rate within a specific site or system, something may be fundamentally wrong within the system infrastructure of the UPS or array. With the SMARTLOGGER APP, the vendor and customer are given the tools to work together to find the reason and solution. They can share the platform between them - from the office or on-site, the data can be quickly and easily scanned and shared, all “above-board”, fair and square.
There is no additional network infrastructure required, and the installation can be done quickly and easily, either separately or during standard maintenance work.
The SMARTLOGGER FREE APP
The SMARTLOGGER FREE app (available via google play store) is capable of managing readings from a given SMARTLOGGER or SMARTBATTERY in real time, and provides a powerful offline monitoring interface. This allows for offline monitoring as a service by 3rd party companies as well as internal technical staff. Since the black boxed data is not manipulatable, vendors and customers can work together on any issues or challenges which arise on a basis of shared belief in fair and open data provision:
The SMARTLOGGER can be found as an integrated component of the SMARTBATTERY or as an external device for retrofitting.