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SENS Announces Compact Outdoor DC UPS

Rugged MicroCabTM 1500 features modular power, integrated network communications. Longmont, CO – May 2, 2017.  SENS (Stored Energy Systems, LLC)  today announced a new modular outdoor DC power system ideally suited for industrial control, monitoring & data acquisition, and remote actuation applications.  MicroCab 1500 is a complete DC UPS including rectifier/chargers, battery, DC distribution, and Read More

Tech Tip – Low Cranking Voltage Alarm

According to Cummins Power Generation, “Weak or undercharged starting batteries are the most common cause of standby generator system failures.”1 Because all lead-acid starting batteries fail over time, advance warning of a weakening battery can substantially reduce the risk of genset failures. The most effective warning of a weakening battery is a modern low cranking Read More

California Efficiency Regulations Now in Effect for Commercial Battery Chargers

State of California energy efficiency regulations now apply to commercial battery chargers such as those employed for engine generator starting, marine, and standby applications.  The regulations initially applied only to consumer chargers, but they became effective for commercial products on January 1, 2017. With few exceptions, only battery chargers certified by the State and listed Read More

SENS Introduces Revolutionary Battery Chargers

MicroGenius® 2 is small, powerful & rugged; can extend starting battery life up to 2X Orlando, FL – December 13, 2016.   At PowerGen International, SENS (Stored Energy Systems, LLC) today announced a revolutionary family of battery chargers for the engine-generator starting and marine markets.  Called the MicroGenius 2, the new chargers can nearly double Read More

DC PowerCab Now UL Listed

SENS’ highly popular DC PowerCabTM system is now C-UL listed to both UL 1012 and CSA C22.2 107.1 safety standards. The PowerCab is a complete DC system in a cabinet, ideal for powering switchgear in datacenter and other medium and high voltage applications.  The PowerCab also delivers uninterrupted DC power for industrial and safety system Read More

Onsite Generation – More Important Now Than Ever

By William F. Kaewert, SENS PDF Download Introduction The demand for onsite generation has historically been driven by the risk of local or regional power outage typically caused by bad weather such as hurricane or ice storm.  The bulk power grid is also susceptible to cyber attacks, physical assaults on critical facilities and severe damage Read More

Tech Tip: Managing NRG Remote Alarms

All NRG 10 and 20 Amp genset battery chargers include five alarm relays.  What does each alarm mean? How can you create a summary alarm? This tech tip provides the answers. The remote relays on NRG battery chargers monitor five individual alarm conditions.  Each of the five relays has a three-position terminal block with Common, OK Read More

New look, same great NRG

Since the introduction of the EnerGenius® NRG, SENS has made several subtle, mostly unnoticed product improvements. Soon we’ll be making more visible changes to both the NRG 10 and NRG 20. While the appearance will be changing, the NRG will remain the same ultra-dependable and capable product on which tens of thousands of installations rely. Here’s what Read More

CAT again recognizes SENS for quality, delivery

Zero defects goal achieved Longmont, CO – June 21, 2016.  For the second year in a row, Caterpillar Inc. recognized SENS as a Gold-level supplier in Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP). Through SQEP,  Caterpillar recognizes suppliers who demonstrate measurable world-class performance, and who are utilizing systems and processes that support a “Zero-Defect” mentality. This year, SENS Read More

Tech Tip: NRG Battery Faults / Charging “Dead” Batteries

SENS NRG 10 and 20 amp genset battery chargers are equipped with Battery Fault protection that will prevent the charger from producing output under several conditions, including cases where batteries are excessively discharged. When this occurs the battery fault LED will be illuminated. This tech tip describes why this happens and how to correct the Read More