Volvo-Penta has released its new Battery Management System – bringing simplicity and ease of use for vessels owners all at the touch of a button.
The modular system monitors, remotely controls and manages power supply from the boat’s battery groups. The system is able to be installed with the Volvo Penta’s Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) system or as Stand-alone system, non EVC.
The system consists of four components; the Battery Control Module (BCM), 2.5” Battery Management Display, Battery Sensor and the e-Key Remote.
For boat builders and marine technicians, less components significantly simplifies the electrical installation as much less components are needed.
The Battery Control Module (BCM) acts as the main hub for the boat’s electrical system making battery status reliable and easier to monitor from a display at the helm. The system parameters can be preset so that information on the state of charge, state of health, time to empty, voltage and current are all easily accessible
Features and benefits include; battery status, warnings and diagnostics integrated in one display. Single-source of information for easier fault finding. Cross-over battery function to ensure power on start up.
Expandable system with options such as the e-Key Remote
The Battery Management (BM) display lets users remote control the main circuit breakers individually or in groups. The display is also used for configuration of the system and it gives a good overview of the battery status with data from the battery sensor. The BM display can be placed where it is most convenient to manoeuvre the main circuit breakers. In EVC installations all data is available at the helm station in the EVC display
Forget heavy bunches of keys, with the addition of the e-Key remote, vessel users can manage the main power functions onboard the vessel with a single key fob
Designed with car-like functionality, the e-Key allows vessel users to remotely switch power on or off, and – via two programmable buttons – control functions such as exterior lighting, heating or media equipment from the dockside.
The Volvo Penta Battery Management System will be on display for the first time at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, May 18-21.
Volvo-Penta’s new Battery Management System – brings simplicity and ease of use for vessels owners all at the touch of a button.
For further information:
Volpower NZ Ltd
Wayne Patten – Managing Director
Ph 09 274 4305
About Volpower NZ Ltd
Volpower NZ Ltd represents Volvo Penta and distributes these products through a New Zealand wide Dealer Network and the South West Pacific region.
Under Volpower’s enthusiastic management team, Volvo Penta has become the market leader in marine diesel engines.
Volvo Penta is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of diesel and petrol engines used in work and leisure applications. Internationally, Volvo Penta engines are used not only as marine propulsion systems, but to power generators, irrigation equipment, excavators, forklift trucks, container handling equipment and forestry machinery.
Volvo Penta also manufactures marine transmissions, and a wide range of accessories. They include diesel engine turbo-charging, the Aquamatic stern-drive, sail boat S-drive, and the remarkable Duoprop system of two counter rotating propellers.
Volpower also handles a wide range of acoustic insulation material as NZ distributor for Soundguard.