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Philadelphia Scientific Smart Blinky Watering Monitors

Smart Blinky™, Smart Blinky Remote™ & Blinky™

Let your batteries tell you when they need water!

 

Smart Blinky™ Watering Monitor

The Smart Blinky line of battery watering monitors features patented, UL Classified® devices that dramatically improve battery maintenance by alerting personnel when a battery needs water. No battery watering schedule is needed and less time is wasted because Smart Blinky tells you the battery's status at all times. A red blinking LED means water is needed; a green blinking LED means that the electrolyte level is good. The red and green indication system ensures that mistakes are not made by the operator.

 

Additionally, Smart Blinky's “smart sensing” technology eliminates batteries drying out due to false signals.

 

Using microprocessor technology, the Smart Blinky is the most advanced and safest battery watering monitor available.

 

Features and Benefits:

  • Easy to see and use: Our super-bright LEDs means that a Smart Blinky is as easy to see as it is to understand: Blinking Green LED means the electrolyte level is good.  Blinking Red LED means water is needed.
  • Patented Smart Sensing Technology: The Smart Blinky is programmed to confirm that the electrolyte level is below the probe tip before it changes color from Green to Red. This eliminates false indication and maximizes watering intervals to prevent unnecessary watering.
  • Protects your battery investment: The Blinky helps protect against battery dry-out, a major failure mode for industrial batteries.
  • Improves operator safety: There is no longer any need for your staff to peer into vent wells to check levels.
  • Multiple Fuses:  All Smart Blinky battery watering monitors are supplied with a minimum of two fuses: one on the internal circuitry and one on a lead wire.
  • UL Classified:  All Smart Blinky battery watering monitors are UL Classified so that you can be assured of their safety.
  • Engineered to be tough: Designed to last for the life of the battery, therefore all materials are corrosion-resistant and the low-profile design protects against damage from battery cables and other hazards.
  • Battery-friendly probe:  The probe is lead so there is never a fear of poisoning the cell it is placed into.
  • Inexpensive and cost effective: Over a battery's lifetime, a Smart Blinky battery watering monitor saves a surprising amount of time and labor, and delivers a rapid return on investment.  The cost of a single Smart Blinky battery watering monitor is a very small addition to the purchase price of an industrial battery, and it allows watering on a labor-saving "as-needed" basis.
  • Satisfaction guaranteed: Smart Blinky battery watering monitors are covered by a one-year limited warranty.

 

Smart Blinky™ and Smart Blinky Remote™ - NEW & IMPROVED

The new LED housing for Smart Blinky Remote has a lower profile and is more robust, making it more resistant to damage. Other improvements include:

 

  • Super bright green and red LEDs are 6 times (Smart Blinky Remote) and 8 times (Smart Blinky) brighter than the previous models
  • Works on 6- and 12-volt block and golf cart batteries
  • New LED flash pattern: Calm, bright green flash pattern means water level is OK; Frenetic, bright red flash pattern means water is needed
  • New installation forgiveness zone, providing for more tolerance of installation errors
  • Wider operating range: 4 to 12 volts; 6 volts is recommended
  •   • Forgiveness zone: 14 to 16 volts

        – LED will not come on in this zone

        – LED comes on when connection is corrected

        – Fuse and LED are not damaged

      • Permanent failure at or above 18 volts

        – Fuse blows and unit must be replaced

      • Reverse polarity protected

        – Will not blow fuse if connected in reverse

        – LED will not come on when connected in reverse

        – LED comes on when connection is corrected

  • New Smart Sensing Technology Feature:
  •   • Probe must be out of electrolyte for 24 hours before LED changes from green to red, protecting against false fill signals, watering before you should, and minimizing boil overs

     

     

    Smart Blinky part numbers start with: ACC-SWM3

    Smart Blinky Remote part numbers start with: ACC-SREM3

    (see bottom of this page for part number details)

    US Patent Numbers 5,936,382 & 7,812,613

    Smart Blinky (& Smart Blinky Remote) Resources

    Data Sheet

    Data Sheet - New and Improved Details

    Installation Instructions

 

 

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Smart Blinky Watering Monitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smart Blinky Remote Battery Watering Monitor

 

 

 

Blinky Basic™ Watering Monitor

The Blinky, Philadelphia Scientific's original watering monitor, revolutionized the checking of electrolyte levels in industrial batteries in the 1990s. It has a legendary reputation for reliability. The Blinky is a UL Classified electronic probe that senses the position of electrolyte in a cell.

 

The probe length is available in mulitple pre-cut lengths or it can be easily cut to length by the installer. When the green light is flashing, the water level is OK. When the light is off, the battery needs to be watered. The operator can see that the battery needs water even from the other side of a dark battery room. He can see from a distance that the battery doesn’t need water, so he doesn’t waste time checking batteries that don’t need checking.

 

The Blinky has a patented circuit that prevents false indication due to leakage paths and tracking on a dirty or wet battery. The Blinky battery watering monitor is fused in case of incorrect installation in the field.

 

The Blinky battery watering monitor is a low cost solution for electrolyte monitoring. For more advanced options, please refer to the Smart Blinky above.

 

Announcing the New & Improved Blinky

  • Brighter green LED is twice as bright as the previous model
  • Much stronger LED housing
  • New installation forgiveness zone, providing for more tolerance of installation errors
  •   • Operates on 4 volts, the same as the original Blinky design

      • Forgiveness zone: 6 to 12 volts

        – LED will not come on in this zone

        – LED comes on when connection is corrected

        – Fuse and LED are not damaged

      • Permanent failure at or above 14 volts

        – Fuse blows and unit must be replaced

       • Reverse polarity protected

        – Will not blow fuse if connected in reverse

        – LED will not come on when connected in reverse

        – LED comes on when connection is corrected

  • UL Classified

 

Features & Benefits

  • Easy to see and to use: A flashing green light means the electrolyte level is OK; no light means it is time to water the cells.
  • Protects your battery investment: The Blinky helps protect against battery dry-out, a major failure mode for industrial batteries.
  • Improves operator safety: There is no longer any need for maintenance staff to peer into vent wells to check levels.
  • Fits almost all batteries: Blinkys are available with many standard probe lengths, and can also be easily trimmed to any custom length.
  • Engineered to be tough: The Blinky is built to withstand the harsh environment of industrial battery applications. Its materials are resistant to corrosion and its low profile protects it against damage from battery cables and other hazards. It is designed to last for the life of the battery.
  • Inexpensive and cost effective: Over a battery's lifetime, the Blinky saves a surprising amount of time – or labor cost - and delivers a rapid return on investment. The cost of a single Blinky is a very small addition to the purchase price of an industrial battery; but it allows watering on a labor-saving "as-needed" basis. This is even more important with batteries that require less frequent water additions.
  • UL Classified: The Blinky battery watering monitor is UL Classified so that you can be assured of its safety.
  • Satisfaction guaranteed: the Blinky is covered by a one-year limited warranty.

 

Blinky part numbers start with.: ACC-BWM3

 

US Patent number 5,936,382

Blinky Resources

Data Sheet

Data Sheet - New and Improved Details

Installation Instructions

 

 

 

 

Blinky Basic Battery Watering Monitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blinky Series Part Numbers

Smart Blinky Remote Smart Blinky Blinky Probe Length
ACC-SREM3-S ACC-SWM3-S
ACC-BWM3-S
2.35"
ACC-SREM3C1-S ACC-SWM3C1-S
ACC-BWM3C1-S

2.00"

ACC-SREM3C2-S ACC-SWM3C2-S
ACC-BWM3C2-S
1.73"
ACC-SREM3C3-S ACC-SWM3C3-S
ACC-BWM3C3-S
4.00"
ACC-SREM3C4-S ACC-SWM3C4-S
ACC-BWM3C4-S
3.00"
ACC-SREM3C5-S ACC-SWM3C5-S
ACC-BWM3C5-S
4.50"
ACC-SREM3C6-S ACC-SWM3C6-S
ACC-BWM3C6-S
5.00"
ACC-SREM3C7-S ACC-SWM3C7-S
ACC-BWM3C7-S
3.25"