The BLUESHAPE 8-Ch Wall Mount Charger & Monitoring Utility for V-Mount Lithium-Ion charges up to eight batteries simultaneously, and offers two XLR ports for powering devices, all while allowing the flexibility of being securely mounted on a wall and easily dismounted for more accessibility. Included along with it is a monitoring software that is Windows compatible that allows you to track charging activity and log data for your entire battery.
This charger is designed exclusively for V-mount lithium-ion batteries. It has an approximately 2 hour charge time per channel for 70Wh batteries and 4.5 hours for 210Wh batteries. Two LCDs, one for each group of four battery bays, display state of charge, charge time to full, status, and other information. A metal wall-mounting bracket is included that lets you easily mount the charger and just as easily dismount it.
The monitoring utility (model BSCVMon) supports up to four chargers simultaneously with up to 32 batteries in real-time. For BLUESHAPE batteries and batteries compatible with the BLUESHAPE protocol, a host of parameters can be monitored, including state of charge, remaining charge time, battery state, cycle life, and cell temperature. Current, voltage, and approximated state of charge can be tracked for all other batteries. A real-time chart for each charger provides info for the whole pack of batteries and for each single cell. The data from each battery can be recorded automatically day after day to build a history log for your fleet and simplify the fleet's management. The software also monitors the state of the AUX port. An included USB to data-socket cable connects the charger to your computer.
This charger features a BLUESHAPE technology called IPCS (Intelligent Pre-Charge System) that allows it to provide charge at increased speeds to batteries with fast-charge supporting features, such as pre-charge protection and cell-balancing. IPCS does this by initially boosting very low voltage cells to a state at which charge can be applied with a medium-low current without causing damage. Then it charges with a 300mA current for awhile, and when the battery reaches a reasonable voltage state, the charger speeds up the charge process by switching to full throttle. To counteract the increased heat caused by this fast-charging capability, the charger employs another BLUESHAPE technology, called CTP (Charger Thermal Protection), that allows the electronics to work out the best possible charge profiles without causing damage, even in adverse temperature conditions.