Which battery is right for my application?
Some important considerations for battery selections are:
- Power Requirement
- Operating Environment
- Physical Size and Weight
We can help with battery selection, but information on these topics will be needed.
How should I store batteries?
Lithium-ion batteries must be stored in a charged state. They should be stored in cool and dry conditions and out of direct sunlight.
Based on our experience you could expect a storage life of 5 years if correctly maintained and stored @ 23°C +/- 2° in a dry environment.
How do I dispose of used Lithium-Ion batteries?
Lithium-ion batteries and devices containing these batteries should not go in standard garbage or recycling bins.
Lithium-ion batteries should be taken to certified electronics recyclers or hazardous waste collection points.
Place each battery or device containing a battery in a separate plastic bag. Place non-conductive tape (e.g., electrical tape) over the battery’s terminals. If the Li-ion battery becomes damaged, contact the battery or device manufacturer for specific handling information. Even used batteries can have enough energy to injure or start fires. Not all batteries are removeable or serviceable by the user. Heed battery and product markings regarding safety and use.
Are Lithium-Ion batteries safe?
When designed, manufactured, and used properly, lithium batteries are a safe, high energy density power sources.
Bren-Tronics batteries have internal battery management systems (BMS) that monitor battery status and prevent operation in unsafe conditions.
Our history of designing and manufacturing high-quality batteries has made us the top choice for many demanding application like the military.
Where can I find information on a product that is not showing on my search results?
How do I enable the Charge Enable on a BB-2590/U battery?
Applying an external 5-volts source through a 470Ω resistor connected to the Charge Enable pin will allow full charging. Pin 6 is signal ground for the Charge Enable signal.
Do the BT-70791xx batteries support Packet Error Code (PEC)?
The BT-70791xx SMBus supports PACKET ERROR CODE (PEC) when communications querying the Battery has the PEC incorporated.
What is the maximum continuous discharge current a BT-70791xx (BB-2590/U) battery can deliver?
BT-70791xx (BB-2590/U) batteries are two-section batteries. Most* can provide 10A with the sections in series (24V configuration) and 20A with the sections in parallel (12V configuration).
* The BT-70791JP model can provide 13A per section so 13A in series and 26A in parallel.
Can Lithium Batteries Be Shipped by Air?
When shipping lithium batteries by air, you must follow some basic rules. It is important to closely follow these regulations for the safety of all involved. You will find all of the required steps and guidelines in IATA's Lithium Battery Shipping Regulations manual.
This includes making certain that:
- The cell and battery types have passed the applicable UN tests
- All terminals are protected against short circuits
- Packaging limits are met
- Appropriate inner and outer packaging is used
- Packages bear the required marks and labels
- The required documentation is completed
Can Lithium Batteries Be Shipped by Ground?
When shipping lithium batteries by air, you must follow some basic rules. It is important to closely follow these regulations for the safety of all involved.
This FEDEX guide provides valuable information on how to properly ship out batteries:
How do I upgrade the software in my charger?
The charger operation software for most of the Bren-Tronics chargers is field upgradable. Visit our Software Updates page for a list of available updates and suppower drives.
Still have questions? Our Power Experts are here to help.
Contact us for further assistance or send us your questions here.
Where can I access user manuals for my charger?
Please note user manuals are password protected so please login first to have access.
Manuals should be available from the charger product page under the Downloads tab.
Are Bren-Tronics products American made?
Bren-Tronics has been designing and manufacturing its products in Commack, NY since it was founded in 1973.