Eagle Eye Power Solutions has introduced a hydrogen gas detector, the HGD-2000, to protect battery rooms from hydrogen gas buildup.
The HGD-2000 Hydrogen Gas Detector allows users to monitor hydrogen gas buildup in storage rooms and facilities that house batteries – including forklifts, golf carts, backup power supplies, and battery charging stations.
Charging lead-acid batteries emit hydrogen gas after reaching the 80% recharge point. This can become highly flammable when mixed with enough air; the lower explosive level for hydrogen is 4.1% by volume.
A sensor alerts the user if the concentration of hydrogen gas in the room reaches 1% by volume. A yellow LED will light and the 1% internal relay will close. A four second delay prevents false activation. If the concentration reaches 2%, the red LED will flash, the internal 80 db warning alarm will sound, and the 2% internal relay will close.
The HGD-2000 is suitable for both AC and DC power sources.