The BP12 is a rechargeable, 12 V, 12 Ah battery pack that can power a Campbell Scientific system that has components that have above-average power requirements, such as satellite transmitters.
The BP12 requires a regulated charging source (provided by the CH150 or CH200 regulator connected to an unregulated solar panel or a wall charger). The BP12 includes a 24 in. attached cable that terminates in a connector for attaching the battery to a CH150 or CH200 regulator. The BP12 also comes with a 24 in. cable for use with the CR6 datalogger or other products that need a pigtail termination instead of a white connector. (This cable is bagged and taped to the battery.) Switching the standard cable for the pigtail cable is easily accomplished by the user. The BP12 is shipped with hardware for mounting the battery in our enclosures. An ENC16/18 or larger enclosure is recommended.
|Battery Type||Sealed lead acid (SLA)|
|UL Approval File Number||MH16464|
|Output Voltage||12 Vdc|
|Nominal Rating||12 Ah|
|Battery Cables Length||0.6 m (2 ft)|
|Weight||4.4 kg (9.8 lb)|
Number of FAQs related to BP12: 4
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Yes. It is a good idea to fully charge the BP12 with the CH100/CH200 before deployment.
Look for a stamp on top of the battery. The stamp may be in a date format of YYMMDDXX where:
This indicates the age of the battery.
Trickle chargers and float chargers vary. It is possible to do this, but ensure that the regulator voltage will match the battery specifications [13.65 V – (18 mV) x (T-25°C)] for float charging.
The discrepancy is not a mistake—the bracket is intentionally designed to be shorter than the battery. When mounted inside an enclosure, the back of the battery rests against the mounting grommets. The lid to the mounting bracket compresses the battery slightly, holding the battery firmly in place.