With a renewed focused on battery back-up and stand-alone systems, three battery lab options are provided.
1) Simple battery system cart: inexpensive and self-contained, requiring no dedicated building or room
Item Specification Estimated Cost Rolling cart Must fit through building doors ~$500 Inverter/charger Schneider Electric: INV-CH NGT 1.8kW 12VDC-120VAC $525 Battery Deep cycle 12Vdc AGM 110Ahr $150 Battery box Small $100 DC switchgear MidNite Solar e-panel $395 Charge controller Morning Star Morningstar: CONT 45A 12-48VDC $165 Miscellaneous wiring Conduit, wire, etc. $150 Subtotal $1,985 Eye wash station Haws 7501 Portable Eyewash Station 9 Gallon $200 Battery PPE Battery Handling PPE Kit New Pig WPL105 $135 Subtotal $335 GRAND TOTAL $2,320
2) Small battery area: moderately priced, offering greater real-world applicability
Item Specification Estimated Cost Dedicated area Portion of room 8’X12’ minimum Inverter/charger GTFX2524 Sine Wave Inverter 2500W, 24VDC, 120VAC, 60Hz $1,650 Battery bank 4 X GC2- 6Vdc 220Ahr $750 Battery containment Vented, 2’X4’X18” lockable $250 DC switchgear MidNite Solar e-panel $450 Charge controller/s FM60-150 MPPT Charge Controller 60AMorning Star Morningstar: CONT 45A 12-48VDC $550 $165 Miscellaneous wiring Conduit, buss bar, wire $250 Subtotal $4,065 Eye Wash station Bradley S19224PDC Halo Eyewash Station w/ Plastic Dust Cover, Wall Mount $300 Battery PPE X4 Battery Handling PPE Kit New Pig WPL105 $540 Subtotal $840 Est. Grand Total $4,905
3) Full Battery Area: Provides area for multiple system demonstrations
Item Specification Est. Cost Dedicated Area Room with minimum area of 12’X16’ Inverter/Chargers RNW8651005 XW4548-120/240-60, 4500W, 48VDC XW SeriesRadian GS8048, Sine Wave Inverter 8000W, 48VDC, 120/240 VAC $2,500 $3,900 Battery Banks 8 X L16 Deep cycle batteries $2,400 Battery Containment Vented, 2’X 6’X18” lockable $450 DC switchgear XW switchgear enclosure with AC Trns. Sw. DC175 & Cdw BRadian Switchgear with 250DC, AC Trns. & BOS Acc. $865 $965 Charge Controller/s FM60-150 MPPT Charge Controller 60AMorning Star Morningstar: CONT 45A 12-48VDCClassic 150, 150VDC input MPPT charge controller, 12VDC-72VDC $550 $165 $650 Miscellaneous wiring Conduit, buss bar, wire $500 Subtotal $12,945 Eye Wash station Bradley S19224PDC Halo Eyewash Station w/ Plastic Dust Cover, Wall Mount $300 Battery PPE X 6 Battery Handling PPE Kit New Pig WPL105 $810 Subtotal $1,110 GRAND TOTAL $14,055