Only the advanced PowerFlex® battery charging system can provide flexibility in charging your fleet of SKC personal air sampling pumps. There is no need to carry multiple chargers for multiple pumps. PowerFlex can be used with most SKC personal sample pumps that use a NiCad or NiMH battery. Charge different models simultaneously on the PowerFlex five-station charger.
Charging NiCad/NiMH batteries is generally accomplished by applying constant current to the battery. Toward the end of the charge cycle, battery voltage rises at an increasing rate, tapers, and finally becomes negative.
Most chargers sense this voltage depression and either turn off or switch to a trickle charge. SKC PowerFlex Chargers use a different technology that is new to industrial hygiene equipment batteries.
Reflex charging‡ delivers pulses of current instead of constant current to charge batteries. In between pulses of charging current, PowerFlex applies short reverse pulses that discharge the battery slightly and short pauses.
This eases the battery into a full and uniform charge and helps to prevent dramatic increases in internal temperature and pressure that can damage the battery and shorten its life.
To prevent overcharging, PowerFlex continuously monitors the charging voltage curve to find the inflection point, then it quickly and automatically switches to a safe pulsing trickle charge.
- Patented reflex-charging technology for maximum battery performance
- Smart system
- Fast recharges – 6hrs for SKC pumps
- Maintains charge safely
- Small, lightweight and portable
- CE marked