Smart Discharger & Battery Monitoring System (BMS) Kit



How often have you needed to load test a battery for your customer at the end of the day and realize you’ll have to wait until tomorrow?  It’s true… sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you need to get done. Once tomorrow comes, you better make sure to start the load test in the morning because for the next 4-6 hours you’re stuck in the shop adjusting discharge currents and manually checking individual cell voltages each hour. At the end, you’re sitting there with a load test chart full of handwritten voltages. Now, you’re trying to decipher your chicken scratch to present to a customer. This is a situation that spans the country affecting everyone from the smallest single-man operation to some of the largest multi-state dealerships around.

No one will ever deny that manually discharging your battery and using a voltmeter to check individual cell voltages will accomplish the main goal of determining your battery’s runtime and identifying bad cells.

My question to you is this: Wouldn’t it be nicer to plug in a few values, hit start and have everything else done for you?

Implementing the Smart Discharger and BMS Kit into your load testing process will do just that. The Smart Discharger has the ability to discharge to a set voltage, time or amp hour limit at a constant current of up to 200A regardless of voltage drop. At the same time, the BMS records individual cell voltages every 3 minutes throughout the entire discharge.

It’s 4 p.m. and you promised your customer that you’d update them on their battery’s condition first thing tomorrow morning… no worries, the Smart Discharger does not clock out at 5 p.m. Utilizing the Integrated Monitor software, you can not only remotely monitor the battery but also control the Smart Discharger and BMS throughout the process. With multiple personally branded report styles, you can confidently provide your customer with an easy-to-read analysis of their battery’s condition.

Let the Smart Discharger and BMS System work for you, and the only question you’ll be asking is why you didn’t use this sooner.


-Ben Richwine

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Core Purchasing


Clean up to get some green!

Winter blues got you down? Looking forward to spring around the corner? Well – it’s the perfect time to clean out your old controllers and get some green!

FSIP pays cash for cores! If you have old cores lying around that you no longer need, let us know. We may want to buy them! We can pay you cash or apply a credit to your existing account.

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Battery Monitoring System (BMS)

The Battery Monitoring System (BMS) is designed to provide accurate data collection on the health of individual battery cells. Here is Sales Specialist Ben Richwine with more info…

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Battery Maintenance Catalog

Just out…our NEW Battery Maintenance Catalog! FSIP offers a variety of battery maintenance products including the Xtender Battery Regenerator, Battery Monitoring Systems (BMS), Smart Discharger and more.

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ChargePlus Universal Battery Charger

The ChargePlus is the ultimate solution for charging a variety of vehicles and equipment! This portable, high frequency charger is available in 12, 24, 36 and 48 volt models and can be programmed for lead-acid, gel or AGM batteries. Call to order or shop online!

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Sulfation: Archenemy of Lead-acid Batteries

Wouldn’t it be great to have a battery last for the life of the equipment it is used on? And wouldn’t it be great not having the inconvenience of a golf cart that won’t make it through a round of golf, or a forklift that can’t work through an entire shift without recharging? The financial burden of replacing batteries can be lowered, if you understand the main cause for battery failure…sulfation.

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Sulfation is the formation of sulfate crystals on the surface of the battery’s lead plates. As more and more crystals form on these plates and either the active lead material or sulfate from the electrolyte is no longer available the battery is considered discharged. The battery must then be recharged to reverse this process and return the sulfate back to the electrolyte. Sounds simple enough, right? The problem is, not all of the sulfation crystals are reversed back into the electrolyte. Repeatedly failing to completely reverse the formation of sulfation crystals will ultimately cause your capacity or “run time” to diminish.


Battery Sulfation Over Time

So how can you address this constant internal battle between your battery and its archenemy, sulfation? Consider some of the factors that led to sulfation winning this battle…

Inactivity: The longer that battery sits in a discharged state, the harder the crystals will become and less sulfation will be reversed during its next charge cycle. Get that discharged battery charging asap!

Electrolyte Level: With the addition of tools like the Remote Battery Water Monitor, knowing when to water your batteries is becoming much easier. When the battery’s plates are exposed to air, sulfation will occur immediately. Water your batteries!

Opportunity Charging: Failing to get a proper discharge or full charge will lead to sulfation issues. Plugging in for 30 minutes at a time just to get a little extra run time in the middle of a shift will cause problems down the road. Let the charger complete its job!


While sulfation will always cause trouble for your battery’s capacity, you now have the ability to put sulfation back in its place by utilizing the Xtender Battery Regenerator. Through an entirely electronic and labor free process, the Xtender is able to dissolve the sulfation crystals that have formed from years of buildup on your battery’s lead plates. The Xtender will reverse the sulfation process and increase the capacity of your once declining battery and increase its service life. Visit to learn more, or contact us to schedule a demo at your facility!

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Commercial Dry Steam Cleaner

FSIP is excited to announce a new addition to the product line up…the Commercial Dry Steam Cleaner! This compact, portable machine delivers powerful cleaning and sanitizing performance in an easy to use package, making it the perfect tool for any shop. Its low pressure/high heat dry steam system uses significantly less water than a traditional steam cleaner, which is ideal when cleaning in or around sensitive electronics, or dangerous chemicals such as battery acid.

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The Commercial Dry Steam Cleaner weighs less than 60 pounds and operates from a 110v outlet. Simply add tap water and the machine produces dry vapor steam with an adjustable pressure of 0-90 PSI, and an output temperature of 290°F, which will easily remove dirt, grease, and grime from any surface. A specially formulated cleaning solution is included with the machine, which boosts cleaning power for especially tough jobs.

The Commercial Dry Steam Cleaner Features…

  • A 1.3 gallon refillable water tank
  • A separate tank for chemical solutions
  • Durable stainless steel construction
  • Multiple cleaning attachments including
    steel, copper & nylon brushes

Watch the video below to see how easily and safely the Commercial Dry Steam Cleaner removes dirt and grime from batteries…

Having proper and efficient tools can make any cleaning chore much easier, especially if it can translate to additional revenue when reselling used equipment and batteries. If your shop could benefit from a versatile dry steam cleaner with ease of use and portability, give us a call today. 1-800-333-1194, or shop our online store at

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DisChargePlus Battery Discharger

FSIP has recently launched a new addition to our battery maintenance and golf cart accessories product line! The DisChargePlus battery tester is the perfect solution for your golf cart battery discharging needs.


Battery energy is measured in minutes, obtained upon discharging a fully charged battery set. This standard is used by all major battery manufacturers of deep cycle marine, golf cart, or floor scrubber type batteries. The DisChargePlus places a 25, 56 or 75 amp resistive load until a shut-off voltage of 1.75 volts per cell is reached. If the shut off voltage is not reached in a maximum of 400 minutes, the discharger will time out and shut off.

Designed to offer an economical choice for measuring the  time that 36 or 48 volt battery packs can run on a single charge…the DisChargePlus is also designed to store up to 14 discharge cycles. The LCD screen on the DisChargePlus shows the run time, minimum voltage and actual voltage.

If you’re looking to add battery capacity testing to your business, you can purchase DisChargePlus today via our online store.


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Lead-Acid Battery Maintenance

Proper battery maintenance starts at day 1, and here we’ll review some of the ways you can ensure you get the most life out of your batteries, which will ultimately save you both time and money.


Water, Water, Water…Most of the lead-acid batteries used today are flooded batteries, also called wet batteries. The water/acid mixture inside the battery is known as electrolyte, which is pivotal in how your battery works. The electrolyte should be covering the battery’s lead plates at all times. Exposing the lead plates to air is one of the leading causes of sulfation, which ultimately will cause poor battery performance and diminished capacity. When watering your batteries, it is important to know how much water to use, and at what times to add it. Prior to charging, there should be just enough water to cover the plates. Over watering before a charge cycle can cause the electrolyte to boil out and ultimately lose acid, causing a drop in the specific gravity. If you need to add additional water, do so only after fully charging the battery. Also, take note that using either distilled water or water from a water deionizing unit is pertinent, as tap water often has chemicals and minerals that can harm your battery.


Battery Sulfation Over Time

Clean and Neutralize…A clean battery actually can be a better performing battery. How many times have you seen corrosion build up on the outside of a battery and thought it was strictly cosmetic? Well, it turns out that corrosion actually increases self-discharge of the battery. Using an acid neutralizing spray to clean up corroded areas not only promotes a clean appearance, but will help in preventing self-discharge. Using a wire brush on the terminals helps to ensure the best possible connection.

Maintaining your batteries’ condition can be simplified with the addition of electrolyte sensors and watering systems. A few minutes per week monitoring your battery can provide you with the performance you expect, and the lifespan that will not break the bank. Visit to learn more!

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FSIP Celebrates 50 Years!

Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP) is proudly celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018. Looking back to its early years, FSIP was heavily involved in the aerospace industry, designing and manufacturing solid state controls for aircraft and runway strobe lights. During this time, they earned a reputation as a highly qualified supplier while their products were used on various space crafts and launch vehicles including Apollo 8, 9, 11, 15 & 16 as well as Skylab I & II.
FSIP-50YearsIn 1999, the company was renamed Flight Systems Industrial Products to better reflect the markets that they serve. At that time, FSIP was a $1.5M company with 21 employees. In 2003, FSIP needed a larger building and relocated to their current address at 1015 Harrisburg Pike. Since that time, they have completed two building expansions, bringing their facility space to 59,000 square feet to accommodate business growth. FSIP’s focus has evolved over the decades to serve a niche in the electric vehicle market, which includes material handling equipment, golf carts, cleaning equipment, electric boats, go-karts and ground support equipment. They now boast over 115 employees and over $20M in revenue, as well as a branch location in Addison, Illinois.

FSIP’s strong OEM relationships and technical competencies allow them to offer a variety of quality products for the markets they serve, including the remanufacturing and small run manufacturing sectors, as well as new product distribution. From controllers, to chargers, to joysticks and golf cart motors, they now offer a variety of products to keep battery powered vehicles moving.

In 2018, FSIP continues to grow and progress by adding more products to their offerings and expanding services to their valued customers. To celebrate 50 years, FSIP will be offering special promotions to customers throughout the coming months, beginning with free coffee mugs to the first 50 customers who buy through their new online store at

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