Best Battery Selector – Increasing the Reliability of DC Power Systems

Redundant Battery Diagram

Failing engine start or malfunctioning switchgear may be caused by the lack of a reliable DC power source. The use of redundant battery banks with a “best battery selector” is a practical approach to increasing the reliability of a DC power system. This article focuses on basic functions and features of best battery selectors.

Ultracapacitors – Adding Reliability to Emergency Generator Start Systems

A “Failure to Start” is one of the top reasons for failures in emergency power systems, and the engine batteries are often found to be the culprit. But why do batteries fail? Can you mitigate the risk of failure? This article will identify typical failure modes, and describe a simple approach for designing additional reliability for the emergency generator’s start system.