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There are many things to introduce. The main features are described.
1) Easy Upgrade
If ROMs are exchanged, it can upgrade to the newest function.
In the newest ROM, we can perform 3stage charge.
You have used Pro-Trak for a long time.
Exchange of ROM can be performed easily.
2) Big feature of the Pro Trak is that it can supervise the state of each cell individually in charge/discharge of a battery pack. The charger of the other company detects the voltage of the whole battery pack, and is supervising the charge state. In a such type charger, since the state of each cell is not supervised, there are what is fault charge by the cell at the time of the charge end of a battery pack, and a thing which is the shortage of charge. That is, even if a charger detects a charge end correctly, in each cell, it is not necessarily in a best state. Moreover, you do not have the way which knows such an un-matched state. Since Pro Trak supervises the state of each cell, it can check the difference of such a cell.
3)Pro Trak, cycle chg/dischg can be performed by complicated setup. Cycle chg/dischg can be repeated a maximum of 99 times, and can also perform each cycle every 72 hours. The preservation method of the optimal charge sequence or a battery can be studied by using this function.
4) Pro-Trak can be used combining optional Modules. Intensive Care System(ICS) can be used as an advanced single cell discharge machine. For example, after discharging a battery pack up to the 0.1V, it can charge. If Temperature Detect Module is used, charge can be suspended at the temperature of a battery. If a Motor Run-In assembly is used, a motor can be turned by Pro Trak.
5) Pro Trak is equipped with the serial port. The state of the battery pack in charge, discharge, and cycle can be saved at PC using communication applications, such as a hyper-terminal .
Since the data saved is a Comma Separated Value(CSV), it can also make the state of voltage graph using spreadsheet applications, such as Excel. In kimihiko-yano.net, the program "Pro Trak Monitor" which makes the data of Pro Trak graph automatically is exhibited. Please look at http://www.kimihiko-yano.net/Product...tm/ptm-top.htm
for more details. There is no problem even if you do not have PC. Even when Pro-Trak has no PC, it provides you with detailed information.
6) There are many parts which a user can change. The message displayed with a power supply ON, the length of a buzzer, composition of a melody, ON/OFF of a display back light, etc etc...