CADEX UCC 1,2,6 bays

The Cadex Universal Conditioning Chargers (UCC) offer refinements usually not found on competitive chargers. The rugged design stands up to the critical demands of industrial users. Intelligent adapters allow simultaneous service of nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal-hydride and lithium-ion batteries on the same platform. A conditioning button conditions and calibrates batteries on demand, and a reverse-pulse charging prolongs battery life.

Product Description

Each bay includes a UCC module that charges lithium and nickel-based batteries from 3.6V to 15V at 15W and 25W. The charge currents range from 50mA to 3A at an input from 12VDC to 36VDC. This enables charging a 15V battery in a 12V vehicle. Open Frame Battery Charger Module


The adapters contain a battery code that configures the charger to the correct battery parameter. This allows maximum flexibility in charger configuration. Nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal-hydride and lithium-ion batteries can be serviced side-by-side. Smart Battery Adapters


Redundant algorithms provide safety even with a known defective battery. Incorrect battery voltage, mismatched cell and temperature extremes halt the charge by alerting the user with a red fail light. This feature protects the battery and charger.


When charging at cold temperatures, the UCC charger applies a gentle trickle charge to warm up the battery, then switches to fast-charge at operating temperature. A charge time-out prevents a prolonged charge if the temperature does not rise. Charging Batteries in Cold Temperature


Should the temperature of a nickel-based battery reach the upper threshold level, the UCC allows the pack to cool before resuming at half the previous charge current. If the temperature threshold is reached again, the current is lowered further to reduce heat related battery damage. Hot Temperature Charging


Safety and redundancy are key in charger design. Advanced algorithms terminate the charge on incorrect voltages, mismatched cells and temperature extremes. RUN, READY and FAIL signals provide status.


Intelligent batteries need a periodic full discharge for calibration, and nickel-based batteries should be exercised every three months to prevent memory. The discharge function of the Butterfly provides these services on command.


The UCC wakes up seemingly dead lithium-ion packs by applying charge pulses to reactivate the safety circuit. A full charge commences when the battery reaches a safe charging voltage. Boost Li-ion Batteries


Full-charge detection of nickel-based batteries occurs on negative voltage slope, rate of temperature increase and/or a rapid temperature change (dT/dt). Lithium-ion terminates the charge on voltage plateau and current saturation.


A condition button allows discharge on demand to reverse memory and regain lost performance. Nickel-cadmium batteries require monthly service; nickel-metal-hydride should be discharged once every three months. The condition cycle also calibrates batteries with fuel gauge. Conditioning Discharge


The UCC charger intersperses discharge pulses between charge pulses to improve charge acceptance on nickel-based batteries. This method promotes the recombination of oxygen and hydrogen gases generated during charge. This results in faster charge times, better battery performance, reduced memory and longer service life. Reverse-Pulse-Charge