INDUSTRY INNOVATIONS: Cole Hersee FlexMod LVD Modules Preserve Power, Protect Batteries

FlexMod LVD Module
FlexMod LVD Module

Cole Hersee Company introduced its new FlexMod LVD, a family of configurable electronic modules that protect batteries and battery powered equipment.

FlexMod LVD ensures that vehicles will start by controlling non-essential loads that can kill a battery. The company said the module is ideal for emergency vehicles.

The FlexMod LVD automatically shuts down non-essential loads when the battery runs low, and automatically restores the non-essential loads when the battery returns to normal power levels.

Typical applications, according to the company, include load manager compliance for fire vehicles under the National Fire Protection Association’s 1901 apparatus standard.

The FlexMod family has two inputs (one analog and one digital) and two solid state outputs that can be programmed to do almost any job.

Several standard units have been created to specific application needs, including the 48610 Electronic Low Voltage Disconnect which preserves battery charge and protects battery banks; the 48636 Electronic Timer for Interior Lighting, which prevents the internal lights inside a vehicle from being left on and draining the battery; the 48540 Smart Battery Isolator Controller, which monitors two battery banks and controls one or more relays or contactors to protect starting power; and the 48541 Electronic Voltage Sensing Relay & Timer, which monitors both battery voltage and ignition status, shutting down non-critical loads when the cutoff voltage is reached.

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