Written on July 9, 2015 at 3:12 pm
Manbat are introducing their own battery validation tool, which will allow technicians to put the company’s advice into practice and correctly install the batteries Manbat supplies….
As is becoming increasingly understood, the battery in a micro-hybrid vehicle (one fitted with a Start-Stop function) is central to its electrical systems and is therefore constantly governed by a battery management module, which monitors its voltage, current, temperature and operating time.
This information is processed to determine the battery’s state of charge, starting capacity, electrical consumption, energy reserve and optimum charging voltage, to ensure the system applies the correct charging regime and keeps it in the best possible condition.
Fitting the battery for which the system was designed is therefore crucial and the process of ‘validation’ is to ensure the battery and battery management module are diagnostically connected and able to communicate with one another correctly.
Failure to validate the battery will cause issues with the Start-Stop functionality, the shutdown of non-essential electrical systems and the premature failure of the replacement because the system will ‘assume’ the new battery is in the same degraded condition as the old battery it replaced.
By using the Connect+Reset battery validation tool, will ensure the longevity and performance of the newly-installed battery, especially with vehicles with Start-Stop EFB/AGM technology.