Because batteries are the heart of many stationary, critical power, industrial and motive power applications, regularly monitoring and testing their health and reliability is essential to delivering power on demand.
SBS has been in the forefront of the development of devices used in analyzing, recording and monitoring critical battery operating parameters required by many government and safety regulatory agencies.
SBS was the first North American battery manufacturer to develop and market a Digital Battery Hydrometer to quickly test and record electrolyte specific gravity, temperature, and cell voltage.
From digital battery hydrometers (SBS-2003), to modular hydrogen gas detection systems (SBS-H2), to battery capacity testing equipment, SBS is a trusted global industry leading battery manufacturer offering battery testing and monitoring solutions for IEEE standards and NERC requirements, in addition to your battery maintenance and safety programs.
Hydrometers (density meters) measure the specific gravity of liquids. Specific gravity is the ratio of the density of the liquid being tested to the density of water. In the case of battery testing, the hydrometer is measuring the specific gravity of the battery’s electrolyte. The higher the acid concentration in the electrolyte, the higher the specific gravity.
Based on the specific gravity, the user can determine the state of charge of the battery.
Retaining hydrometer readings and data over time is recommended by IEEE as part of any Battery Maintenance Program.Learn More