Mascot expands its food range

Norwegian power design expert Mascot has expanded its 3743 and 3546 range of versatile, high-performance Blueline charger models to include NiMH versions.

Both new models are configurable and use intelligent logic to optimize battery performance, including robust -dV sensitivity detection; low temperature of the cells at the end of rapid charging; and additional charge ensuring that all cells are fully charged and balanced. The maximum power is 15W for the 3743 charger and 27W for the 3546 model.

Safety protection functions include error indication for reverse polarity, short circuits, charging battery packs with the wrong number of cells, and expiration of the safety timer.

By means of a configurable battery charger toolkit (CBC) with a PC interface, chargers can be configured via their output cable with a range of custom charging parameters including dV, dT / dt, 0 dV, timer, safety timer, dV threshold and temperature gradient adjustment. The CBC is also configurable in the field. Other custom specifications are available upon request, including special connectors, cords, printed logo, housing / open frame / IP rating and certificates.

The new NiMH chargers are well suited for a wide variety of applications, from medical to industrial to consumer; users will benefit from improved uptime and turnaround time for battery-powered equipment. Both models are medically certified according to standard EN 60601-1 edition 3.1 and for home care according to standard EN 60601-1-11. They are also UL approved to the US Medical Standard and meet the latest US DoE and CEC efficiency requirements.

Five standard versions (3-6, 4-8, 5-10, 6-12 and 10-20 cells) are currently available.

Alan A. Seibert