Battery Tester BT3554-50
Streamline UPS and lead-acid battery diagnostics with measurement and recording guidance
Hioki portable battery testers support the maintenance of UPS and storage batteries critical to the life support of all businesses. The BT3554-50 battery internal resistance tester sets the standard for assessing the deterioration and remaining life of UPS and other lead-acid batteries by giving a complete diagnosis via battery resistance testing. The specially designed L2020 Pin Type Lead further improves testing efficiency with an L-shaped tip that lets you reach deep into the battery racks to completely probe the terminals.
- Battery measurement can be performed while the battery is connected to its host device, without taking it offline
- Measure and save data in as fast as 2 seconds, a 60% improvement from the legacy 3554
- Instantaneously diagnose battery degradation (PASS, WARNING, FAIL) by measuring internal resistance and voltage*1
- Noise reduction technology improves noise resistance
- Screen and audio*2 guidance simplifies measurement
- Measurement data is linked to site information and saved, reducing management man-hours
- A variety of measurement data can be centrally managed using Hioki’s GENNECT Cross app*3
- New protector delivers better ergonomic hold and durability in the field.
Accurately assess lead-acid battery deterioration using proprietary technology
The new Battery Tester BT3554-50 sets a new standard for UPS and lead-acid battery diagnostics. Since the battery’s internal resistance and voltage are measured using the impedance method, diagnostics can be performed while the battery is connected to its host device, without taking it offline. Proprietary noise reduction technology allows more accurate measurement, even in noisy environments.
Enjoy measurement guidance and easy data management functionality with the latest software
When the BT3554-50 is paired with a dedicated mobile app (GENNECT Cross), the mobile device will provide audio guidance announcing the next battery number to be measured. This feature helps prevent erroneous measurements. You can also set up measurement locations informations and battery numbers in advance to create profiles to which measurement data and diagnostic results will be linked. This capability simplifies data management, even when performing diagnostic work on large numbers of batteries.
Generating comparative judgments based on a lead-acid battery’s internal resistance and voltage
By using its comparator function to simultaneously measure the internal resistance and voltage of a lead-acid, nickel-cadmium, or nickel-hydride battery, the BT3554-50 can generate comparative judgments quantifying degradation of the cell based on user-specified threshold values.
Furthermore, voltage sign detection facilitates instantaneous determination of whether batteries have been connected properly in newly installed UPS systems.
Saving data easily just by placing the leads in contact with a battery’s terminals
The BT3554-50 auto-hold function automatically holds measured values once they stabilize. The instrument’s auto-memory function, which automatically stores measured values resulting from the auto-hold function in its internal memory, further streamlines work tasks.
New leads for more convenient measurement in distribution panels and other confined locations
The Pin Type Lead L2020 with L-shaped tips is available as a new option. The design significantly improves ease of use when inspecting batteries installed in confined locations.
How to use Battery Testers: Observing Measurement Results Captured Wirelessly on a Mobile Device
Measured values captured by the Hioki BT3554-50 Battery Tester with Bluetooth wireless technology can be displayed and saved onto a mobile device wirelessly. (When using the Wireless Adapter Z3210)
The results can also be used to create automatic reports. Simply install the free GENNECT Cross app onto your mobile device and connect to the Hioki BT3554-50. Reports created on your mobile device can even be e-mailed to the office to further increase work efficiency. Data uploaded by the Gennect Cross app can also be loaded into a PC to view the historical state of the specified battery as a graph.
Applications: Manage other UPS inspection data together
GENNECT can serve as a central repository for managing data from Hioki clamp meters and other instruments.
Example: UPS inspection
1. UPS system ACV measurement (CM4372, CM4374)
2. DCV measurement (CM4372, CM4374)
3. AC/DC current measurement (CM4372, CM4374)
4. Ripple current measurement (CM4002)
5. Battery degradation diagnostics (BT3554-50)
6. Measurement site photograph
Input measurement data automatically into your existing Excel form: Excel® Direct Input function
Excel® Direct Input function allows you to input measurement values directly and automatically into an Excel file once the measurement Auto-hold function is activated. You can easily input the data into an existing Excel form. (When using the Wireless Adapter Z3210)
Wall and shoulder straps let you work with both hands
If you’re measuring a number of batteries in a large area, use the included shoulder strap to carry the instrument with you while making measurements. Or if there are numerous batteries at a single location, use the Magnetic Strap Z5020 (sold separately) to hang the instrument on the wall while you work.