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Intelligent Battery Back-Up

Lifecycle: Fully Developed | Released: August 2006

The TS-BAT3 board is a PC/104 daughter card (standard format) which provides 5V of regulated DC voltage to the PC/104 bus, acting as a back-up power supply.

  • NiMH batteries provide up to 1Ah at 5 VDC
  • Helps to avoid filesystem corruption due to power loss
  • Allows graceful shutdown of system
  • Charging circuit keeps batteries at full capacity
  • Linux drivers and software included
$140 (Qty. 100) $159 (Qty. 1)
No minimum order quantity on standard products.

The TS-BAT3 board is a PC/104 daughter card (standard format) which provides 5V of regulated DC voltage to the PC/104 bus, acting as a back-up power supply. Although designed to operate with the TS-7XXX series of products, it should work with any PC/104 main board, provided that the appropriate software is installed. It is powered by three NiMH cells with a rated capacity of 2000mAh.

The TS-BAT3 acts as an embedded UPS (uninterruptible power supply). In the event of an external power interruption, the TS-BAT3 will allow for an elegant software shutdown, seamlessly switching to battery power with no interruptions in 5V power, preventing the filesystem corruption that often results from unexpected power loss. A flash sector that loses power in the middle of a write op is lost forever. The TS-BAT3 keeps flash chips from developing bad blocks by providing back up power so that flash write operations always have time to complete.

The TS-BAT3 is also ideally suited for applications far from an external power source. The TS-BAT3, using sleep modes combined with the TS-7260, can run an embedded system for days in the field. This combination is excellent for solar-powered solutions. The TS-BAT3 includes a virtual battery fuel gauge (accessible via software, with no physical indicator) which allows application software to make intelligent decisions based on remaining power.

The TS-BAT3 provides a serial COM port interface for communication. A TS-UART serial port (similar to the standard 16C550) appears as a selectable PC-compatible COM port for software compatibility and embeddedTS provides appropriate serial port driver binary and source. The TS-Linux distribution already includes Linux drivers for the TS-UART core by default. Packets are transmitted using a modified HDLC protocol. An application is available for configuring and reading the status of the TS-BAT3.

Detailed Feature List

  • Guarantees controlled SBC shutdown
  • NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • 1000 mA-hour of 5V power
  • Sleep mode w/ programmable wake-up
  • Powers SBCs for days in low-duty cycle
  • ADC monitors charge/discharge rates
  • 5V DC or unregulated 8-28V DC power
  • Works with any PC/104 SBC
  • Linux drivers and utilities available
  • Provides up to 1200mA of 5V power

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Peripheral Interfaces
PC/104 Ports 1x
Operating Supply Voltage 5 VDC or 8 to 28 VDC
Fanless Temperature Range 0 °C to 45 °C
Product Configurations 1 50 100
TS-BAT3 $159 $147 $140
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TS-BAT3 Intelligent Battery Back-up Board Pricing

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