18.5 Cadex Products
Cadex products are built with one goal in mind — to make batteries run longer. Cadex has realized the importance of battery care and is offering equipment to charge, test, monitor, and restore batteries.
Cadex’s core competence is engineering. Over 25 percent of the Cadex staff is active in the Engineering Department. Existing products are improved on a continual basis, and new and creative products are added to adjust to the changing demands of battery users. Key products include:
Cadex 7000 Series battery analyzers solve the common battery problems of uncertain service and short life. Pre-configured ‘Snap Lock’ adapters enable quick interface with all major batteries for wireless communications devices, laptops, biomedical equipment, video cameras and other portable devices. Irregular batteries connect by universal cables that can be programmed with the analyzer’s menu function. The analyzer supports Li-ion/Polymer, NiMH, NiCd and Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries.
The Cadex 7000 Series features the self-learning Cadex Quicktest™ program that performs an in-depth battery diagnosis in three minutes. Other programs include: ‘Boost’ to wake up low voltage batteries; ‘Auto’ to recondition weak batteries and ‘Prime’ to format new batteries. In addition, ‘Self-Discharge’ verifies charge retention; ‘CycleLife’ tests longevity and ‘Custom’ enables user-defined programs. The Cadex 7200 services two batteries simultaneously; the Cadex 7400 accommodates four.
The battery voltage is programmable from 1.2 to 15V with a current range of 100mA to 24A. If set high, the analyzer automatically reduces the current to remain within the 4A per station handling capabilities. With a printer, service reports and battery labels can be generated. The unit operates as stand-alone or with a PC.