FAQ’s2021-06-23T08:25:06+02:00

ATEQ FAQ

Q. What is the weight and size of the device?2021-06-22T12:13:50+02:00

​A. Dimension: 380 x 440 x 265 mm (14.9 x 17.3 x 10.4 inch)​ Weight: ~26 kg (~57 lbs)

Q. Does the ATEQ BCA come with a calibration certificate?2021-06-22T12:13:19+02:00

A. Yes, each one of our ATEQ BCA is delivered with a calibration certificate.

Q. How many cells can we manage ? ​2021-06-22T12:12:39+02:00

A. With the EEST 50-60, you can manage up to 21 cells, but with our new ATEQ BCA product range, you can manage up to 24 cells.

Q. How do we use micro-USB on the front panel ?2021-06-22T12:11:13+02:00

A. There are two different ways to use the micro-USB port. Firstly, if you are using a USB memory device, you can download test reports, or if you have personalized sequences, you can upload them via the SCSS Software. The second way is to connect a micro-USB cable from the computer directly, to use the ATEQ SCSS or MCMS software control and programming features. 

Q. What is the minimum acceptable voltage of the battery for the BCA to start a constant current charging process?2021-06-22T12:10:37+02:00

A. With the new ATEQ BCA, there is no minimum voltage needed to start a charge at a constant current. 

Q. How can we measure each cell of the battery ?2021-06-22T12:10:03+02:00

A. To measure each cell of the battery, our products allow you to connect to the battery cells in three different ways: a Banana cable with threaded spacers, a Banana cable with alligator clips, or by using a measurement cable with a special cover. More details are available if required.

Q. Discharge: What is the maximum discharge current for the BCA version 75 Volts / 40 Amps ?2021-06-22T12:09:23+02:00

A. With the new ATEQ BCA 75 Volts / 40 Amps version, the maximum discharge current is 60 Amps with full power of 1750 W.

Q. Deep discharge mode, how does it work ?  2021-06-22T12:08:44+02:00

A. The principle of deep discharge is that the battery is discharged at a constant current until a certain voltage is obtained (for example, 20V on a battery of 20 cells, i.e. 1 V per cell), then a 1 Ohm resistor is connected to the terminal of each cell, and the cells are allowed to drop slowly to 0 V. This generally lasts about 12 hours. 

Q. How is the Deep Discharge mode linked to Aerospace batteries ?2021-06-22T12:08:01+02:00

A. The principle of deep discharge is closely related to the Ni-Cd technology of aerospace batteries with electrolyte. This technology allows the voltage to go down to 0 V, which is practical when maintaining the batteries (e.g. changing a cell) to avoid electric shocks and/or short circuits with tools. 

Q. How many cables do you need for a measurement of cells and protection in Deep Discharge mode ?2021-06-22T12:07:23+02:00

A. The measurement of cells with 1 Ohm protection is made with the same cable.

Q. How accurate is the Cell measurement during a deep discharge sequence ?2021-06-22T12:06:50+02:00

A. The cell voltage measurement is very accurate, typically <10mv.

Q. How do you know the current you have on your cell in Deep Discharge mode ? ​2021-06-22T12:05:55+02:00

A. When you don’t have the 1 Ohm resistance connected to the cells, no current is flowing, and the measurement is really what you have on the cell. 

Q. What happens when you have a 1 Ohm resistance connected to the cell ? 2021-06-22T12:05:19+02:00

A. When you have a 1 Ohm resistance connected to the cell, the current is equal to (Cell Voltage/1 Ohm), so, The lower the Cell Voltage is, the less current is available.

Q. Could the BCA be connected to a printer ? How can I print test reports ?2021-06-22T12:02:29+02:00

A. Direct connection to a printer is not possible from the BCA, but using the MCMS software, it is possible to print reports and graphs, via the computer. 

Q. What are the differences between the MCMS and SCSS software ? ​2021-06-28T15:42:32+02:00

A. The MCMS software manages one or more BCAs (max 12), with the management of cycles and sequences for each of them, using the RS485 wiring and then chain wiring.  

The SCSS is used for configuration, sequence download, and calibration, using the micro USB/micro or with RS485.  

Q. Is the SCSS software only used with USB/micro or also with RS485 ? ​2021-06-22T12:03:48+02:00

A. The SCSS Software can be used with either the Micro USB or the RS485 port.

Q. Is it possible to upload primary sequences onto the BCA ? If it is possible, should I use the MCMS or SCSS software ? ​2021-06-22T12:03:11+02:00

A. With the new ATEQ BCA, you can upload primary sequences onto the device, using the SCSS software.