Start gets smart with Shido Connect
AFAM has introduced what it says is the “first smart battery ever. Simply connect an Android or Apple smartphone over Bluetooth with the new Shido Connect LiFePO4 start battery, and the rider can stay informed on the health of the lithium battery in real time”.
The company says this new battery has “all the advantages of the existing Shido lithium ion battery, such as 60 percent weight saving compared to the lead-acid alternative and a higher cranking capacity with additional new features such as availability of all battery data for QR code download on a smartphone, individual cell voltage and balancing monitoring, charge state indication and end of life expectancy”.
Said to be good for over 1200 load cycles and to retain full capacity with very low self-discharge, additional smart features include various alarm records and a sleep/wake-up function for long-term battery storage. Shido Connect will be available from mid-March.