SBS-4830S: Battery Capacity Tester

The only true way to be certain if your stationary batteries will perform to specification under load is to capacity test the batteries regularly.

NERC standard PRC-005-2 requires that vented lead acid and nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd) systems be discharge tested every six years and valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries every three years. IEEE recommends load testing stationary flooded/vented lead acid and Ni-Cd stationary batteries every five years and VRLA batteries every 12–18 months.

The SBS-4830S constant current load bank is an affordable way to perform easy and accurate load tests, including IEEE450 (vented lead acid), IEEE1106 (Ni-Cd) and IEEE1188 (VRLA) load tests.

Exponential Power load banks are quick and easy to set up. The SBS-4830S load bank includes a touch screen to set test parameters and display voltage, current and amp hours (Ah) removed from the string during the test. Since this is a constant current load bank, the user also does not have to adjust the current during the load test.

These load banks come standard with multiple adjustable stop points and built-in protection to ensure that the batteries are never damaged due to over-discharge.

  • Many unit options with wide voltage and current range
  • Automatically discharges batteries unmanned without danger of over-discharging
  • Continuously holds the current set throughout the test
  • LCD screen displays real time voltage, discharge current and capacity/Ah removed
  • Test parameters are adjustable during test without stopping test
  • 3 adjustable stop points for built-in protection
  • End system voltage
  • Discharge time
  • Discharge capacity (Ah)
  • Units can be slaved with the SBS-8400 and/or other load banks to increase amp draw
  • Telecommunications
  • Utility
  • UPS
  • Battery manufacturing
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Critical power
  • Data center
Weight 40.000000
Input During discharge: real time voltage / current / test time / capacity discharged (Ah)User can set: end system voltage / test time / capacity discharged (Ah)
DC Cables Included, 9 ft. long
DC Current Range 0–150 A0–300 A
DC Volt Range 20–40 Vdc40–60 Vdc
Protection Overheat / Overload / Over voltage protection with audible alarm and screen warning
Display Type LCD (128 x 64 pixels)
Power Supply(s) SBS-4830S uses DC power supply (from tested battery)125 and 250 Vdc units use AC power supply (110 Vac 60 Hz)
Test Type Unit holds the set current throughout the test
Dimensions 26 x 9 x 16 in.
Part No. Description
MODULE-2/6/12-30 2/6/12V Wireless module kit w/ case Qty. 30 (+2 spare)
SLAVE-CAB-8400>S Paralleling Cable