Inspired Energy’s portfolio of smart chargers just got bigger!
Inspired Energy designs & manufactures single bay, two-bay, four-bay & six-bay smart chargers for use with their range of more than 80 standard Li Ion & NiMH smart, SMBus battery packs. Now, in response to customer demand for an off-the-grid charging battery solution, Inspired Energy has introduced a desktop charger which allows truly mobile operation by accepting input from 12V solar panels, vehicle cigarette-lighter sockets & regular 110-250V AC supplies from anywhere in the world.
Designed to operate with SMBus / Smart Battery System (SBS) compliant NiMH and Li Ion smart batteries, the CH7000 is capable of charging every battery in the Inspired Energy® regular product range – from their smallest 21Wh to their largest 95Wh smart packs.
The CH7000 is chemistry and voltage independent – it can charge all Inspired Energy® Nickel Metal Hydride and Lithium ion battery packs from 3.6V to 14.4V.
As with all Inspired Energy desktop chargers, the design of the CH7000 allows it to fit all the different standard smart battery sizes. Similar SMBus chargers from other manufacturers lack the ability to operate from solar panels & require different models to be purchased for each of the different battery sizes and shapes.
The CH7000 uses a unique power-sensing circuit to adjust its battery-charge output to suit the constantly changing power available from a solar panel.
In variable sunlight or cloudy weather the CH7000 will continue to charge the battery (albeit slowly) as the power available from the solar panel drops to 1 watt. Below this threshold, the CH7000 will cease charging, recommencing when the sun comes out & power levels are restored.