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SB0010

SERVICE BULLETIN

Battery Management in Grid Connect or Dual Mode

Model330withStandAloneoptionand3.0xsystem software

Battery may discharge or battery controller (BCT) may fail.

Description: A system error can cause the battery charging circuit to loop endlessly, resulting in battery

discharge or possible battery controller failure.

CorrectiveAction: A)Upgradesystemsoftwaretoversion4.0x or greater. Until software upgrade:

B) For Grid Connect only installations, force an equalization charge to bring the battery charge state to 100%, then turn the battery disconnect switch OFF.

C) For Dual Mode installations, leave the battery disconnect switch ON and force an equalization charge once per week.

D) To force an equalization charge:

1. 2.

3.

4.

MicroTurbine must be in either Standby or Load state FromtheDisplayPanel:(GridConnectonly) Battery Management Menu>>Manual Charge Sub-menu>>Enable = Yes.

From Capstone Remote Monitoring Software (version 3.01 or greater):

Details Menu>>Settings Sub-menu>>Battery Management Settings>>Equalization Charge = Enable.

From command line interface: BATCHG = 1

May, 2000

This information is confidential and proprietary to Capstone. Neither this document nor the information contained herein shall be copied, disclosed to others, or used for any purposes other than the specific purpose for which this document was delivered.

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