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Albér BDS-256XL Battery Monitoring System

The BDS–256XL is a stand–alone battery monitor for UPS applications. It monitors 2V-16V batteries, however is optimized to monitor 2V VLA cells. What sets Vertiv monitors apart from others is their ability to provide early warning of battery problems. The monitors check the state of health of each cell by performing a proactive resistance test, a reliable predictor of battery performance.

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Best Suited For:
  • Data Center/Colocation/Hosting
  • Government
  • Healthcare
Warranty: One Year Limited Warranty Against Defects in Material and Workmanship


 Windows-based software for real-time viewing, automatic data collection, data analysis, and report generating.
Modular design easily expands to monitor an unlimited number of strings.
Industry standard MODBUS protocol interfaces to third party building management systems via RS-232 and Ethernet.
Communicates with an external computer via RS-232 or remotely through internal modem.
Optional TCP/IP interface for network or Internet communication via MODBUS or SNMP. 
Higher Availability 
 Can be used in conjunction with other Albér monitoring products to manage virtually all battery configurations with one software package.
Scans pertinent battery parameters every 4 seconds, including total voltage, cell voltage, current and temperature.
Automatic proactive internal DC resistance tests.
Discharges are automatically detected and data saved for retrieval.
Trend analysis provides the ability to analyze performance and aid in trouble shooting. 
 Lowest Total Cost of Ownership
 Optimizes useful battery life -- Instead of waiting for an inevitable failure or replacing batteries prematurely to prevent problems, you can continue to utilize your batteries longer and with confidence by knowing their true internal condition.
 Ideally Suited For:
 Large UPS systems with up to 256 cells per string. 


 Scans all pertinent battery parameters
 Performs a scheduled resistance test and stores results for trending
Auto detects discharges and stores data for playback
Signals if a parameter is outside user-programmed limits
Communicates with an external computer using USB, modem, RS-232 or LAN (RJ-45)
Network compatible

BDS battery monitoring systems continuously monitors and diagnoses all critical battery parameters for many types of battery systems.It identifies potential problems by continuously monitoring parameters such as cell voltage, overall string voltage, current and temperature. Tracking and reporting allow proactive data center monitoring for replacing a bad battery before it affects others in the string.

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Geist Support - Americas (Rack PDU and Watchdog)
+1 888 630 4445
1777 Yolande Avenue Lincoln Nebraska USA
Product areas of focus: Power Distribution, Monitoring
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+1 954 377 7101
7775 West Oakland Park Blvd Sunrise Florida 33351 USA
Product areas of focus: Monitoring
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