Philadelphia Scientific Expands Family of UL Classified Battery Watering Monitors

Blinky(TM), Smart Blinky(TM) and Smart Blinky Remote(TM) take the guesswork out of when to water batteries

MONTGOMERYVILLE, Pa. - Philadelphia Scientific, a leading international manufacturer of industrial battery components and accessories, has expanded its industry-leading line of battery watering monitors. The monitors indicate when battery electrolyte levels are okay or when water is needed. Three battery watering monitors - the original Blinky(TM), the new Smart Blinky(TM) and Smart Blinky Remote(TM) - are designed to meet the battery maintenance needs and budgets of any warehouse or distribution center. All Philadelphia Scientific monitors have been Classified by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) and are the only battery watering monitors to be UL Classified as electrical accessories for use in industrial trucks.

"The Blinky family of battery watering monitors helps reduce the time warehouse personnel waste checking electrolyte levels," said Harold Vanasse, vice president of sales and marketing for Philadelphia Scientific. "The monitors also prevent over filling of batteries with water, which often happens when an operator fills too frequently or fills all the batteries at one time without checking individual batteries for levels."

The Blinky family of battery watering monitors includes:
  • The Blinky battery watering monitor, the basic model, features a steadily blinking green LED light when electrolyte levels are okay. The light goes out when the level is low.
  • The Smart Blinky, the newest model, features a one piece design with red/green indication. It is ideal for batteries where the top of the battery can be seen. The LED light blinks green when electrolyte levels are okay and blinks red when water is needed.
  • The Smart Blinky Remote, the premium model, features an indicator body that can be mounted on the outer edge of the battery for improved visibility. It is ideal for batteries that do not leave the truck or for batteries that are charged on a multi-level rack where the indicator light can be edge mounted for high visibility. The LED light blinks green when electrolyte levels are okay and blinks red when water is needed.

    Using microprocessor technology, all Blinky models feature a probe that precisely senses the position of electrolyte in a battery cell. Unlike some competitive probes, the Blinky probe is made of lead, which will not contaminate the cell. The probe length is available in multiple pre-cut lengths or it can be easily cut to length by the installer.

    About Philadelphia Scientific
    Since 1983, Montgomeryville, Pa.-based Philadelphia Scientific has brought advanced technology solutions to the industrial battery industry. The company specializes in the research, design, development and manufacturing of industrial batteries, their components and tools. For more information about Philadelphia Scientific, visit the company's Web site at o contact the company at 215-616-0390.

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