Important Information About Programming the MEAN WELL RPB-1600 Series Battery Chargers

Important Information About Programming the MEAN WELL RPB-1600 Series Battery Chargers

Customers who purchase a MEAN WELL RBP-1600 series battery charger should note that programming via the PMBus interface can only be done using the MEAN WELL SPB-001 battery charger programmer.

MEAN WELL SBP-001

There are two possible methods of programming the battery charger. 

ADM In-House Programming Service 

ADM can pre-program your battery chargers for you prior to shipping. This is a very convenient option as the battery charger will be ready to use on arrival to your premises.  

The charging parameters that can be programmed are:  

  • Output voltage limits 

  • Output current limits 

  • Battery charge cycle settings and limits -  

  • Stage1 (constant current / boost) 

  • Stage2 (constant voltage – current drops off) 

  • Stage3 (float charge) 

  • Timeout settings to protect your battery in case of a fault 

There is a modest fee for this service. 

Purchase Your Own Programmer 

ADM carries the MEAN WELL battery charger programmer in stock. It is a relatively inexpensive device and is the best option for system integrators and service engineers, especially if programming needs to be done in the field. 

Software Upgrades 

MEAN WELL has made changes to the programmer software in recent months. This means if you are re-programming an RBP-1600 battery charger, which was purchased some time ago, you may need an older version of the software.  

Please contact ADM for advice if you are programming an RPB-1600 battery charger that you already have.  Please note that we will need the serial number of the unit that you have, so that we can confirm the version of the software that is required. 

MEAN WELL Technical Support  

If you have any other questions about programming MEAN WELL battery chargers, then please call ADM on 1300 236 467. A member of our expert team will gladly answer any questions that you may have. 

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1 February 2019