The EnerMatic System ...automatic energy management.

Introduction

First and foremost the EnerMatic Controller is designed to automatically manage batteries properly. That is, in a manner to extract maximum battery life. That means charging at the right time, and doing so with all the lessons learned from thousands of systems.

The EnerMatic Controller is also designed to minimize engine operating time and fuel consumption.

The EnerMatic Controller is easy to configure for specific user requirements, and it can be administered onsite or from a central office via one or more communications methods.

Take the simplified tour of EnerMatic capabilities starting here.

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Energy System Diagram

The EnerMatic Controller monitors the Site Battery Bank and charges it when necessary. The primary charge source is one or more highly efficient DC alternators, which the EnerMatic regulates using battery voltage, temperature and state-of-charge information.

An additional hardware element, the Site Battery Monitor measures the intermediate taps of the battery bank to catch voltage imbalances before they become destructive.

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Engine System Diagram

The EnerMatic Controller monitors and controls a high quality diesel engine. The engine is started and stopped based on battery needs. One or more alternators may be mounted to the engine and the EnerMatic Controller regulates them, minimizing under and overshoots which could damage some attached loads.

Fuel tank level is monitored, as well as oil level in an auxiliary oil tank. The EnerMatic Controller operates a DC oil pump each time the engine is stopped, providing a mini-oil change.

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Solar/Wind System Diagram

The EnerMatic Controller can control both solar and wind/hydro generators, if present in the system.

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User Interface Diagram

Connecting a user to the EnerMatic Controller is easy. Using a laptop a user can view information, program setpoints, configure operations and update firmware when needed. No special software is necessary.

Even the laptop can be avoided by using the Nokia 770 Web Tablet. An Ample Power program running on the Nokia allows the user to do all but upgrade firmware. Connection is made wirelessly. A serial-to-Bluetooth adapter is needed at the EnerMatic Controller.

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Communications System Diagram

The EnerMatic Controller communicates with cell phones world-wide via Short Messaging Services, SMS, provided by GSM networks. Alarms are sent to specific recipients.

Periodic data can also be collected from the EnerMatic Controller and analyzed by machine and humans, spotting trends which may lead to future failures unless preventative maintenance is done.

Where higher bandwidth allows, the EnerMatic Controller can be interfaced to the EnerMatic Communicator. With the Communicator, system interface is done using a standard web browser. The Communicator consumes less than 5 Watts and yet serves up interactive web pages using the Linux OS and the very popular Apache web server.

Multiple communications ports and protocols are supported.

Synopsis

The EnerMatic system is a complete energy management system with real world interfaces.

Automatic, intermittent operation, significantly lowers fuel and wear-out costs versus a 24/7 AC generator. Smart battery charging extends battery life, further reducing operating costs.

Data collection and analysis allows preventative maintenance to be scheduled versus a failure-panic-go-fix-it mode of operation.

EnerMatic is the smart choice for autonomous energy.

Ample Power products are manufactured by Ample Technology, 2442 NW Market St., #43, Seattle, WA 98107 - USA

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