Philadelphia Scientific Adds to Battery Watering Monitor Family


Philadelphia, Scientific, Montgomeryville, Pa., has expanded its line of battery watering monitors. The monitors indicate when battery electrolyte levels are okay or when water is needed.

Three battery watering monitors make up the product line. The basic Blinky 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 premium Smart Blinky Remote 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.

All three models are designed to meet the battery maintenance needs and budgets of warehouse or distribution centers. All Philadelphia Scientific monitors have been classified by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), and according to the company, they 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.”