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SENS and ZincFive Bring Innovative Nickel-Zinc Battery Starter Solution to Industrial Generator Starting Market

PORTLAND, Oregon—(May, 2022)—ZincFive®, the world leader in nickel-zinc battery-based solutions for immediate power applications, and Stored Energy Systems (SENS), the leader in battery charging solutions for industrial gensets, announced a new generator starter solution featuring ZincFive’s transformational, safe, and sustainable nickel-zinc batteries. SuperTorque 8Z Engine Starting System Generators are essential for mission-critical backup applications. SENS has partnered with Read More

Taking Control of Your Power & Energy Requirements

William F. Kaewert, Chief Technology Officer of SENS Thesis Businesses must start planning now to take control of their own electric power and energy needs. Those that do not are likely to suffer increasingly frequent power outages and out-of-control spikes in the cost of electric power. These risks are growing daily because yesterday’s highly reliable Read More

Using the SENS Setup Utility With the IQ2 Chargers

The SENS Setup Utility, already used on all of SENS’ switchmode chargers and systems, now works with the new IQ Generation 2.  Use the utility to easily change setpoints, alarm mappings, charge modes, and to capture systems diagnostics information. The utility can be used to program charger alarm setpoints, charging setpoints, and mapping of alarms Read More

Worldwide Supply Chain Challenge – What SENS is Doing

Leaders of manufacturing organizations have never in their careers experienced supply chain issues of the range and magnitude they are facing today.  Costs of all manufacturing inputs are increasing – materials, labor, and transportation.  Cost increases are impacting everyone, large and small, from athletic shoe companies to high tech electronics manufacturers.  There is no way Read More

Factory-assembled DC Systems – Why are they so popular?

SENS customers have deployed thousands of SENS factory-integrated DC systems for switchgear and industrial control applications in a wide-ranging set of industry segments: power transmission & distribution, renewable energy generation, virtual power plant controls, microgrids, pipelines, oil & gas production, traffic control, water/wastewater processing, and process manufacturing.  What’s driving this change from the traditional “assemble-on-site” Read More

SENS and Phoenix Broadband Technologies Announce Partnership

Agreement will bring advanced battery monitoring to the industrial DC power systems market Stored Energy Systems (SENS) and Phoenix Broadband Technologies (PBT) announced that they have entered into a non-exclusive partnering agreement to pair PBT’s industry leading battery monitoring systems with SENS’ advanced industrial battery chargers and DC power systems. PBT has distinguished itself from Read More

Introducing the next generation EnerGenius IQ

Since its introduction in 2006, the SENS EnerGenius IQ has been an exceptionally popular product in all its target markets: engine starting, marine, and industrial controls &  switchgear.  SENS is now introducing the IQ2, featuring advanced full digital control, diagnostics, and communications but with the same field-proven SCR powertrain.     IQ2 is an SCR-type Read More

New energy storage solutions coming for engine starting

For decades, users had to choose either lead-acid or Ni-Cd batteries to start emergency generators (gensets). Both technologies offer complementary strengths and weaknesses. Lead-acid batteries are cheap, readily available and relatively small in size, but suffer short lives (2.5 years on average in gensets), and can fail without warning. Ni-Cd batteries are very long-lived, typically Read More

We can see what you see. How technology is changing remote service.

Ever been at a site needing technical help with equipment you don’t know very well?   SENS is now employing a tool that has already proven to be a huge help to customer technicians in the field.   Using only your cellular or WiFi-connected mobile phone, we cannot only see what you see, but our technician can Read More

Technology implications for the power utility workforce

The power utility workforce is more strained than ever.  New technology can help. In 2020 and already in 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with natural disasters including wildfires, floods, extreme cold, and windstorms have combined with predicted baby-boomer retirements to place huge strains on the power utility workforce.  These challenges have shown how critical the Read More