VRLA Battery EPO System

Many municipalities require a means of disconnecting batteries from the charge bus (rectifier plant) if hydrogen is detected. The VRLA Battery EPO Control System allows a hydrogen alarm output from a H2 Zero or other hydrogen detector to activate the Emergency Power Off feature of up to twenty-four Comm/net Systems DCX or DCX LP battery disconnects. The EPO Controller also supports connection of up to two sail switches that will prevent the EPO trip if a ventilation system is moving ai

For Emergency Switch (mushroom switch) operation, it is preferred to drive each string disconnect’s EPO input with an isolated relay. Wiring emergency switches to disconnects in sites with many battery strings can be complicated and unreliable. The EPO Control System allows a single mushroom switch or other dry contact input to reliably and immediately trip multiple disconnects.

The EPO Control System simplifies EPO and hydrogen alarm control wiring and features a NEMA plastic enclosure that’s easy to mount. It also provides repeated alarm outputs for monitoring by an alarm monitoring system.

The EPO Control System can be powered by redundant DC feeds and will operate reliably with input power in the range of 24-60 volts. The power inputs are fuse protected.

  • Controls up to 24 battery string disconnects
  • H2 zero compatible
  • DCX and DCX LP compatible
  • Support for two sail switches
  • Input for emergency (mushroom) switch or other contact closure
  • Robust NEMA wall-mounted enclosure
  • Hydrogen alarm repeater
  • Easy installation
  • Wire management features
  • Redundant 24-60VDC power supply
  • Specifications
    Voltage 2x 24-60VDC
    Dimensions 13.25" W x 14.5" H x 7.5" D
    Weight 7 lbs
    Mounting Wall mount
    Color Grey plastic; NEMA enclosure
    Data Sheet

    For pricing and ordering information, please contact CSI Sales at 1-800-274-0544 or via email at sales@commnetsystems.com.