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INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC ABBREVIATIONS QUICKLY EXPLAINED

 

Various abbreviations are often used on batteries and in the automotive industry in general. What does this mean?

ACC - Adaptive Cruise Control, is an adaptive speed control =

ADR - Automatic distance control.

 

AGM - Absorbent Glass Mat, the acid is absorbed in a glass mat, meaning that it cannot leak =

VRLA - Valve Regulated Lead Acid, i.e. a valve-regulated lead-acid battery with AGM technology.

 

BBC - Banner Battery Controller, the quick charge connector provides information about the battery’s charging status and warns in the case of weak battery voltage. Direct charging via the charging plug.

 

BBST - Banner Battery Service Tool, diagnostic tool features forthe safety of all vehicle data via the OBD plug. Deletes error codes, generates the BEM code and registers the new battery in the vehicle!

 

BEM - Battery Energy Management =

BMS - Battery Management System =

EEM - Electrical Energy Management =

EMS - Energy Management System.

 

BZE - Battery status detection.

 

CAN - Controller Area Network, Connection and communication of several equal control units by sensors. Keyword CAN bus: This is a bus system which allows serial data to be exchanged between control units. It consists of the 3 structural elements: data bus, address bus and control bus. 

 

 

CAS - Computer Aided Service System, an intelligent system which links diagnostic data from the control unit and data from the troubleshooting guide.

 

EBS - Electronic Battery Sensor =

IBS - Intelligent Battery Sensor.

 

EFB - Enhanced Flooded Battery, the cycle-resistant starter battery =

AFB - Advanced Flooded Battery =
ECM - Enhanced Cyclic Mat.

 

LIN - Local Interconnect Network, networked communication of control units by sensors. For use when the bandwidth and versatility of CAN is not needed. 

 

OBD - On Board Diagnostic, the standardised interface for diagnostic devices. 

  

SAM - Signal Acquisition and Assessment Module (control unit).

 

SOC - State Of Charge.

SOF - Functional state, expected starting ability (State Of Function).

SOH - Overall condition, battery age (State Of Health).