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Electric Reviews Expected as STR Unveil Rechargeable Battery Pack and Charger System

Electric Reviews Expected as STR Unveil Rechargeable Battery Pack and Charger System

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16 April 2015

Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology company specialising in the design, production and rental of innovative marine survey equipment for the subsea construction, geophysical, ROV inspection and environmental sectors, unveils its new subsea rechargeable battery pack (SeaCell) and charger system (SeaCharge) to complement their existing portfolio of specialist equipment.

Ahead of this exciting launch, the research and development team at STR’s Head Office in Great Yarmouth have invested in a substantial development programme to generate a battery pack and charger capable of delivering a reliable, high power solution for underwater systems.

The STR battery pack employs environmentally acceptable NiMH technology and takes full advantage of Microcontroller technology to ensure reliable performance throughout the service life of the pack.  The system incorporates voltage, temperature and charge/discharge current monitoring. The battery pack also includes output overload, short circuit and over-discharge protection.

The charger system is fully automatic and has been designed to yield optimal performance and reliability from the battery pack. The system features battery refresh, two-stage bulk charging and pulsed trickle charging to extend battery life.

The subsea battery pack is housed in a 3000m depth rated stainless steel housing. Stainless steel has been chosen to take full advantage of its excellent corrosion resistance.

The battery and charger are shipped in a custom ruggedized waterproof case and comes complete with cables and manual.

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR said: "We’re very excited to be launching this new product to coincide with Ocean Business 2015.  The exhibition will be the perfect platform from which to showcase the SeaCell and SeaCharge to industry professionals and we’re confident that its versatility, durability and technical capabilities will meet the demands of our global customers across all sectors."