Philippi Electrical Systems GMBH, of Remseck, Germany, is the producer of high quality marine power supply, distribution, and monitoring systems and components. All manufactured parts are developed in-house and are designed and built to withstand the harsh marine environment for many years. On this page we feature just one product from the extensive Philippi catalog. Please click on the logo above to go to the the Philippi web site, and do not hesitate to contact us if you have an interest in any of the products shown there.
BCM Battery Monitor
The BCM Battery Monitor from Philippi is a state-of-the-art, highly accurate instrument that employs digital data transfer between the Shunt and Monitor. To achieve this, the Shunt is equipped with a 16 bit micro processor that converts the current reading to digital data before then transferring it to the Monitor. The result is high overall accuracy and reliability, especially accumulatively over time, as the measurements are made at the Shunt and not at the end of a pair of wires extended to the Monitor, which are susceptible to induction, interference or losses.
Click on image for BCM Spec Sheet
The BCM 1 is ideal for full monitoring of one main battery plus voltage indication of two auxiliary batteries. It requires one Shunt installed in the battery negative line, for a maximum continuous current of either 300 amp or 600 amp. The BCM 2 can fully monitor two main batteries and show voltage of two auxiliary banks, and requires two shunts. Both the BCM 1 and BCM 2 are available in flush mount (standard), or with an optional built-out housing. A high voltage version, the BCM 48, is available for battery systems of 36 to 48 volts, and the BCM-R version incorporates relays for remote generator start and stop at user-defined capacity levels. BCM-R relay outputs are either on-off or pulse on-pulse off.
The large, easy to read, illuminated LCD screen shows main battery volts and discharge/charge current, while a large battery graphic indicates the charge level and shows State of Charge in amp/hours. Also shown is time-to-go at the present rate of current draw. A separate, smaller battery symbol shows the voltage of a second or third battery, if connected. The exceptionally low current draw (2.5 mA at 12v) allows for continuous operation.
A visual and audible (buzzer) alarm can be set for the main battery, with a user-adjustable capacity threshold, and adjustable low voltage alarms can be set for second and third batteries, if connected.
Other features include provision for the Peukerts number to be entered according to the type of battery connected, plus indication of: Charge Efficiency Factor, Number of Cycles, and Number of Deep Discharges.
Shunt - 300 amp continuous, 600 amp 1 minute
Shunt - 600 amp continuous, 800 amp 1 minute
Voltage Range 8.5 – 30v (10.5 – 60v, BCM 48)
Current Range 0 – 600 amp
Amp/Hrs Range 0-6,000 A/Hrs
Resolution 1 A/Hr
Power Consumption 3.5 mA operating, 2.5 mA stand-by, 55 mA with illumination (12v)
Dimensions – Monitor 4.1” x 4.1” x 1.6”
Shunt, 300 Amp 4.6”L x 1’6”W x 2.0”H
Shunt, 600 Amp 7.3”L x 1.7”W x 2.7”H
Shunt, 300 amp Continuous Current 300 amp @12v (3,600 watt)
1 minute 600 amp @12v
0.5 sec 1,500 amp @12v
Range 10 mA to 300 amp @12v 8 to 60 volts
Connection M10 studs
Shunt, 600 amp Continuous Current 600 amp @12v (7,200 watt)
1 minute 800 amp @12v
0.5 sec 2,500 amp @12v
Range 10 mA to 600 amp @12v 8 to 60 volts
Connection M16 studs
Connecting Cable Standard 16’ (5m)
Coastal Climate Control, Inc. Annapolis MD USA 301-352-5738