Here are frequently asked questions
|What can I use to charge the BB-2590?|
There are several options to use.
Option 1 – Use a standard multi-bay charger, the SPC (PP-8498/U, BTC-70801, BTC-70844), SPC Lite (BTC-70819, BTC-70819-3), VMC Lite (BTC-70870, BTC-70870-1, BTC-70870-3), or the VMC (PP-8481B/U, BTC-70836).
Option 2 - Use the solar charge controller BTC-70824-1 or BTC-70824-2 powered from a solar panel, a 24V DC, or 12 V AC.
Option 3- Use one of our mid rate (5-6 hours) or low rate (10-12 hours) chargers, BTC-70791-LR, BTC-70791-MR, or BTC-70822-MR. They run off an AC wall outlet.
|At what temperatures can I use the BB-2590?|
Use the BB-2590 in the recommended -20degC to +55degC temperature range. Although the BB-2590 is capable of operating in greater temperature extremes, the ideal temperature range for proper use is the recommended one.
There is a resettable fuse that will open above +70degC with respect to the battery. The battery must cool to +50degC before it will work again.
There is a permanent fuse that will open above +90degC. The battery will not function after the permanent fuse opens, even if it is later cooled.
|What is the storage time for a Lithium Ion Battery?|
If discharged, do not keep it discharged for more than 3 weeks.
When charged, we recommend the battery can be stored for up to 1 year then needs to be recharged. Lithium ion batteries can lose approximately 5% of their charge per month.
|What type of current can I get from the BB-2590?|
The BB-2590 is capable of both continuous discharge at 2A, or pulse as high as 36A (both sections in parallel provide 18A). It also has a high rate discharge of 10A per section and can pulse power up to 18A (5s on, 25s off) per section. Sections can be connected in series or parallel.
Shipping / Transportation
|How can I transport Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion Batteries?|
Please review the link below that will take you to a recently released IATA document on Lithium Battery Transportation Guidance:
"IATA is an international trade body, created some 60 years ago by a group of airlines. Today, IATA represents some 230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic. The organisation also represents, leads and serves the airline industry in general." Source (IATA Website)
The information found in this document is a recommendation for shipping Lithium Batteries, Bren-Tronics cannot be found liable for any action taken by following this information.
|How do i upgrade the software in my charger?|
Please log into the website by clicking on the blue SIGN IN button on the top right side of the screen. This will prompt you to create an account if you have not already done so.
Once signed in please scowl to the bottom of the page and click on Software Updates under resources and support.
Click on the charger that you currently want to upgrade. Please down load both the instructions and the software.
The software is saved as a .rar file which can be un-compressed using free programs such as WinZip, WinRar, 7-zip, etc...