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Battery Identification Device (BID)

Battery Identification Device
The AMETEK Prestolite Power Battery Identification Device (BID) provides the forklift charger with the ID number of the battery. The BID also tells the charger what kind of battery it is, its Ah capacity, how many cells it has and what start rate to use. Throughout the charge, the BID provides the charger with updated battery temperature readings. With a BID in place, any BID capable controlled charger can provide the optimum temperature compensated charge profile for that particular forklift battery.

Features include:
  • Provides battery ID for charger archive records
  • Provides charger with cell size, Ah capacity, charge profile, and start rate to use
  • Continuous update of temperature throughout charge to allow optimized, temperature compensated charge profile