BEAT® Products

Our BEAT® products

The BEAT®50 is our standard product and can be used on all standard 12V lead acid battery variety: flooded batteries, gel batteries or AGM batteries

The name BEAT® stands for ‘Battery Enhancement And Treatment’ device. This acronym also refers to a “heartbeat” or “pulse”, which is how our product delivers its Crystal Control Technology (CCT®); via electric pulses that are sent through the battery when the BEAT® is active.

BEAT® Products

Our product line now holds three products aimed at the lead-acid battery market:

  • BEAT®50 our standard product which can be used on virtually all 12V-36V lead-acid batteries up to 600Ah.
  • BEAT®100 equipped with basically the same technology as the BEAT®50, but regarded as its big brother. A special feature of the BEAT®100 is that it can operate together with the BEAT®200 when connected to a 48V battery system.
  • BEAT®200 Designed to bring Crystal Control Technology to 48V battery systems and above, up to 1000Ah . The introduction date of the BEAT®200 is set for Q2, 2016.

Operating Conditions

The BEAT®50 and the BEAT®100 can be used in virtually all climatic conditions and can perform without any problem in heavy weather situations. The use of the BEAT®50 on ships’ batteries is explicitly intended. However, the product must not be operated in or under water.

The BEAT®50 is not yet classified according to the Ingres Protection Rating to class IP66 (norm IEC 60529), but most likely does meet its standards.

The BEAT® products can be used within the following temperature ranges:
Functional: – 40°C to + 85°C, storage: – 40°C to + 85°C

Battery chargers and other electronic equipment

The BEAT® products have been extensively tested, and it is unlikely that a standard, or even an advanced battery charger, as used by consumers or by the industry, will be adversely affected by the BEAT®. Therefore, the BEAT®50 may be safely used with all types of chargers.

There are no indications that normal use of the BEAT® will cause any damage to electronic equipment connected to the batteries that the BEAT® is treating. The BEAT® uses a little charging current (500 mA) to work properly.

Electrical safety

1.1aA battery is a low-voltage device. However, a short circuit of the battery connections may produce powerful electric currents which can be dangerous to people or even lethal. Strong electric currents may also cause fire. Therefore, short circuiting of the battery connections must be avoided. If you are not competent to carry out product installation on to a battery, we strongly advise having the installation performed by an expert.

Fitting of the BEAT® should be carried out in line with the installation instructions supplied and in no circumstances should the existing connecting cables be shortened or extended! Any change to the provided connecting cables will lead to incorrect functioning of the BEAT®, and will invalidate all warranties.

Observe polarity

Observe polarity when connecting the BEAT® to a battery! The BEAT®50 is safeguarded against a wrong installation with an internal short circuit breaker. Reversing the polarity is not likely to cause any damage, nor will it present any danger to the user. However, if polarity is not observed and the short circuit breaker has been triggered, the breaker cannot in any way be reset and the BEAT® is damaged beyond repair – the BEAT® must be replaced by a new one. If the damaged BEAT® is subsequently properly connected to a battery, the blue LED in the BEAT® will not light up.

Therefore, make sure that the red (or positive) cable is connected to the positive battery terminal, and that the black (or negative) cable is connected to the negative battery terminal.
When installing the BEAT®50 on a vehicle, always start by disconnecting the negative electrode of the battery (usually the black wire connected to the mass of the vehicle). Proceed with the installation of the BEAT®50 by attaching the red cable to the positive electrode. Then reconnect the negative electrode and connect the black cable from the BEAT®50 to the bolts of the negative electrode.

For further information concerning the installation of the BEAT®, a convenient and detailed instruction manual is available. The manual can be downloaded on the download page.

Functionality, operating modes and LED Display

The BEAT® is an electronic device that consists of hardware and software. The program and the microprocessor in the BEAT®50 control the application of the field strength, the treatment mode and the diagnostic mode. Everything is done automatically; the BEAT®50 does not require any special configuration.

After installing the BEAT®50 correctly, an initial diagnosis of the battery will be automatically followed by the Crystal Control treatment. The treatment mode is normally initiated after just 8 seconds. If the voltage of the battery is extremely low, the CCT® treatment will be delayed for 0.5 – 1.5 hours until the voltage reaches an acceptable level.

The BEAT® will operate only when the battery is being charged and will be automatically switched off when discharging commences. The treatment mode requires an electric current of 0.3A – 0.5A that is taken from the battery charger. The battery will continue to be treated for some minutes following the end of a charging cycle.

In a dormant state or when discharging, the BEAT® draws a very small electric current of approx. 3mA to operate.

 

1.1b 1.2c

The electrical power that is used by the BEAT® differs depending on the state of operation:

  • Treatment mode (blue LED continually on): approx. 0.3 – 0.5A.
  • Standby mode (blue LED flashes): 3mA.

The meaning of the LED

A constantly lit LED:

  • A constantly lit LED indicates that the BEAT® is presently in treatment mode; treating the battery with Crystal Control Technology, providing you with an optimally performing battery.

A blinking LED:

  • Indicates that the BEAT® is in standby mode and is monitoring the condition of the battery.

No light from the LED:

  • May indicate that the battery is not providing enough power to let the BEAT® function properly.
    • If the LED only starts blinking after a prolonged charging period (longer than 8 hours), this could indicate that the battery charger is defective.
    • Alternatively, the cause could be that that the battery charger is not sufficient for charging that battery with the BEAT®50.
  • May indicate that the BEAT® is defective. If the BEAT® was installed with reversed polarity, the internal breaker will have prevented a short circuit. That has also damaged the BEAT® beyond repair. The BEAT® must be replaced.
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