Tip 1 – Use energy-efficient charging technology
When purchasing new chargers,
pay attention to their energy efficiency. Our Selectiva 4.0 chargers, for
example, offer the possibility of charging lead-acid batteries particularly
gently and cost-efficiently thanks to the unique Ri charging process. Each charging
process is adjusted to the needs of the battery and only the energy that is
actually required is supplied. Overcharging of batteries and a resulting energy
loss is significantly reduced. Compared to conventional chargers, the energy
consumption can be reduced by up to 30 percent.
Tip 2 –
Take advantage of lower electricity rates
The use of cheaper electricity rates offers
great potential for savings. In many cases, however, these depend on the time
and day of the week: At peak times, costs can be significantly higher. This is
where the calendar function of our battery chargers comes into play.
To take advantage of lower electricity prices
you can schedule charging to start at a defined time (e.g. at night) or on a
specific day at the weekend. In this case charging won’t start until Sunday
evening, for example, even if the batteries are connected on Friday at the end
of the shift.
Benefit from the fact that your battery
charging technology works on a time-controlled basis and take advantage of
favourable electricity rates.
Tip 3 – Time
the charging start well
Timing the power consumption of your battery
chargers can help to avoid expensive power peaks. The calendar function provides
the possibility to delay the start of charging. By using this function, fleet
managers can start the charging process in individual charging stations or rooms
at intervals of 15 minutes, for instance. This prevents an increase in power
demand at the start of the charging process and avoids peaks in the power grid.