Kiwibat, the Kiwitron device for complete battery analysis
Kiwitron launches Kiwibat, the new product for the complete analysis of lead-acid batteries. It is a device that aggregates the functions of three sensors: current sensor, temperature sensor and electrolyte sensor. The aim is to make maintenance and monitoring of the battery operations within reach. Let's see what it is.
The functions of the sensors Kiwibat
Kiwibat is the lead battery datalogger that aggregates the functions of three sensors – current sensor, temperature sensor and electrolyte. The current sensor is entirely produced by Kiwitron. The system is already available as a stand-alone solution and will soon be on sale integrated with the system's functions Kiwitron Fleet Management – the ETS Advanced datalogger accompanied by the Kiwisat management software. The stand-alone version is accompanied by a mobile application already available for Android and, in the near future, for IOS.
Thanks to the combined action of the three sensors, with Kiwibat it will be possible to monitor charge and discharge cycles, anomalies in use, bottle refills, the presence of liquids, the temperature, the working hours of the vehicle. Furthermore, it will be possible to quickly identify the area of the battery where there is a fault thanks to the division of the battery into quarters, on which the voltage detection is applied simultaneously.
The Kiwibat datalogger guarantees recording and transmission of data up to a detail of 10” on the measurements. It can provide data grouped by month or half year, guaranteeing a history of up to 6 years of activity. The data will be made available on the device's mobile application and on the Kiwisat portal.
Data analysis with Kiwibat
The mobile app is already organized through data visualization filters: anomaly filter, filter by date, event detail. Efficiency and battery degradation indices will also be available soon, to have device diagnosis under control at a glance.
Furthermore, the functionalities given by the integration with Kiwisat will make possible a predictive analysis through artificial intelligence algorithms. These data analysis functions will be able to provide precise indications on the performance of the device in a future period of time, allowing the scheduling of maintenance in advance or ad hoc interventions, with a view to predictive maintenance.
Thanks to the complete and synthetic analysis functions present in the dashboard, the installation of Kiwisat makes it possible to obtain a precise picture of the energy efficiency of the company fleet, indicating the problems that hinder savings and paving the way for virtuous processes.
Another innovative feature of Kiwibat is speed and ease of installation. The three cables corresponding to the sensors can be inserted directly between the elements of the battery, allowing the device to be activated on the car in just a quarter of an hour. The Kiwisat wiring must not be connected and disconnected with plugs and therefore does not risk damage.
Kiwisat is multi-voltage and works with a power supply between 24 and 120 V.