May 2016
Evolion® 3.9 kWh
Installation and operation instruction sheet
1. Introduction
The Evolion® is a Li-ion battery system that includes large format Li-ion cells and
necessary electronics for automatic interruptions or regulated operations when un-safe
limit is exceeded and detected.
This sheet is a quick start guide. It describes how to install and operate the Evolion®
in a legacy battery mode, i.e., with no RS485/Modbus communication connected.
Within this sheet, the necessary tasks are noted with Ev#’s and they are in order that
they should be conducted. Use the Evolion® 3.9 kWh historical data sheet (included)
for records. Make sure to read the Evolion® 3.9 kWh Installation and Operation User
Manual (UM), the Evolion® 3.9 kWh Technical Manual (TM) and the Evolion® Toolbox
Software User Manual (CM). Check with your local Saft Representative for more details.
2. Safety
4. Unpacking and Inspection
Misusing the Evolion® may cause an event
like cell venting, overheating or igniting.
■■ Read these instructions fully before
installing and operating the Evolion®.
■■ Do not short-circuit the power
■■ Do not reverse connect the power
cables to the charger.
■■ Do not disassemble the unit.
■■ Do not drop the unit.
■■ Do not immerse the unit.
■■ Do not expose the unit to fire or
temperature higher than 80°C
■■ Connect only to telecom power
systems/rectifiers with a maximum
rated output of 60 V.
■■ Refer to the Battery Information
Sheet or BIS (included) for
emergency response procedures
and personal protective equipment
in case of an abnormal event.
■■ If smoke is emitted from the
module, stay clear of the smoke and
evacuate the area immediately.
■■ For normal handling and operation
according to this installation and
operation sheet, no personal
protective equipment is required.
The Evolion® is packaged in accordance
with UN3480 Class 9 Group 2. See
Figure 1 for lifting instructions.
Check that all items are
Table 1
If items were not received or if anything
was damaged do not install the module
and contact your local Saft representative.
Ev2 Study Evolion® features.
Figure 3
Check the state after
Ev3 receiving and before
storage or installation.
Figure 1
Figure 4
Table 2
Always keep the Evolion® module and its
kit in its original packaging, together.
5. Storage
Store the battery in its original packaging.
• 15°C to 35°C (59°F to 95°F).
• No direct sunlight, rain or flooding
• Up to 1 year without refreshing charge
After 6 months, check the
Ev4 state once per month in
Table 2
Figure 4
IMPORTANT: Never leave the Evolion®
ON when it is not in use. The internal
electronics will self-discharge the cells
to a low voltage alarm level which may
render the module un-usable.
6. Transportation
3. Tools
These tools are needed and are not
Voltage and fuse continuity
Front cover removal/
Grounding point screw
Power and fuse terminals
External case notations
BMST reset button
Follow the necessary transportation
rules for Li-ion batteries by consulting
with your company’s standard practice
and your local transportation regulations.
• Use the original packaging or equivalent.
• Secure the Evolion® in place
• The Evolion® must be OFF.
7. Installation
Before installing, make sure the right
number of Evolion® you will connect to
one bus is properly sized. Consult with
your local Saft Representative or consult
with the Evolion® TM.
Size the proper number
Ev5 of Evolion® to connect to
one bus.
Before installing, double check the state
of each Evolion®.
Check for a maximum of
2 V difference allowed
between modules that will
operate on the same bus.
Figure 1
Figure 4
If modules have more than 2 V difference
equalizing the Evolion® modules is
necessary, refer to the Evolion® UM.
For modules that will
operate on the same bus,
set each with a unique
Node ID, manually between
1 to 4 or using the Evolion®
Toolbox Software.
Figure 6
The Evolion® can be installed and
operated in Network Telecommunication
Facilities including un-manned OSP. The
Evolion® can be placed on shelves or in
battery compartments with the following
• IP54 (NEMA3) or higher
• -40°C to 75°C (-40°F to 167°F)
• 95% RH max. (non-condensing)
• Up to 3000 meters (9843 feet)
• No blocking the heat sink and vent ports
• Right side up or sideways
Connect the Evolion®
Ev9 Power ON
Figure 8
Figure 9
Figure 10
8. Operation/Maintenance
The Evolion® provides un-interrupted standby
power anytime the AC power supply is
OFF. Continue trouble free operation in
accordance with these instructions.
The Evolion® requires no maintenance,
but periodically checking it during other
site routines is recommended.
• LED state (Table 3 and 9.
• SOC and SOH (Table 2)
• Heat sink area un-obstructed
• Clean any excessive dirt build-up using a
nonmetallic brush or a dry or damp cloth.
• Do not use any cleaning solvents or soaps.
• Do not immerse, bathe or hose off the
9. Troubleshooting
When the Evolion® is in service, observe
the LED's. See Table 3 for operation
LED state.
Refer to
Evolion® TM, Appendix E
Evolion® TM, Appendix E; Figure 11
IMPORTANT: The Evolion® must
be re-charged within 2 weeks after
Alarm #36 was activated or the
module may be rendered useless.
Figure 11
Figure 1. Lifting
Table 3. Operating LED legend (no push button)
LED state
Floating or Forbidden Charge
Mode (warning alarm #11)
Charging in fast charge mode
or regulated charge mode
Only use the lifting points.
NOTE: The Evolion® weighs 30 kg (66 lbs).
IMPORTANT: Using other than the lifting points shown may
cause irreparable damage.
Warning alarm
(continues normal operation),
See 9. Troubleshooting
Table 1. Included with the Evolion® kit, 782674 (-11)
Bootloader mode
(only when used with
Evolion® Toolbox Software)
Sleep or OFF
(Note 1)
Evolion® 3.9 kWh
(Note 1)
(Note 1)
Major alarm (disconnected),
See 9. Troubleshooting
Note 1:To diagnose the alarms, use the Evolion® Toolbox Software
available in the Evolion® Communication Kit (772309)
Figure 3. Evolion® features
Fuse, replaceable,
Power cable, 8
GA., ¼” ring lugs,
positive, 1 meter
Power cable, 8
GA., ¼” ring lugs,
negative, 1 meter
Comm. cable, RJ45
male (x2), 1 meter
Resistor cap, RJ45
(Note 2)
(Note 2)
Note 1:The kit variant is indicated by the”-XX”. The standard kit is
shown in Table 1 is the -11 variant.
Note 2:The power cable assembly and part number may vary based on
the kit variant.
Table 2. SOC/SOH LED legend (after pushing button)
LED state
(Push < 3 sec.)
(LED’s steady)
(Push ≥ 3 sec.)
(LED’s flashing)
< 25% SOC
charge is
< 25% SOH
< 77% Ah
≥ 25% SOC
(7 months)
or operate
≥ 25% SOH
≥ 77% Ah
≥ 50% SOC
(13 months)
or operate
≥ 50% SOH
≥ 85% Ah
≥ 75% SOC
(20 months)
or operate
≥ 75% SOH
≥ 92% Ah
ON/OFF push button, 2 seconds ON – 4 seconds OFF
SOC (State of Charge) and SOH (State of Health) push
button, see Table 2
3 LED1 (left), LED2, LED3 and LED4 (right), see Table 2
and 3
4 Positive power terminal, M6 hex head bolt
5 Negative power terminal, M6 hex head bolt
6 Grounding point, M3 socket head screw
7 Front cover, 3.5 mm x 12 mm, self threading, torx head
8 BMST micro-processor reset button
9 Replaceable fuse (not shown) and cover, use only 771285
10 RJ45 (female) – 2 jacks with pins connected in parallel
RS485Ground (isolated from power
Wake up (+12 V to ground)
Not used
Not used
Dry contact alarm loop
Dry contact alarm loop
Figure 4. Checking the State
Figure 6 Steps (refer to illustration and tools)
CAUTION: Make sure to disconnect the power cables before
conducting these steps.
Turn OFF the Evolion®
2 Press and hold the SOC/
SOH button and ON/OFF
button simultaneously for
2 seconds.
3 The current Node ID will be
displayed. See Table F6.
4 To change the Node ID,
press the SOC/SOH button
until the LED indicates a
Node ID between 1 and 4.
See Table F6.
5 Press the ON/OFF button
for 4 seconds to turn OFF;
the new Node ID is now set.
6 Scribe the Node ID on the
outside in a visible location.
Figure 4 Steps (refer to illustration and tools)
1 Press ON/OFF button for 2 seconds and allow the self-test
to complete. Record the Operating LED state (see Table 3).
CAUTION: When ON, the battery voltage is connected to the
power terminals.
2 Press the SOC/SOH button (See Table 2).
3 Observe and note the LED state for SOC and SOH (See
Table 2).
4 Remove cover and measure and note the terminal
voltage. Replace cover.
5 Press ON/OFF button for 4 seconds to turn OFF the Evolion®.
The Evolion® is now ready for continued storage or service.
Table F6. Node ID#
(Note 1)
Note 1:To set a Node ID higher
than 4, use the Evolion®
Toolbox Software.
The Evolion® is now ready for continued storage or service.
Figure 8. Connections
Figure 5. Refreshing charge
Figure 5 Steps
1 Connect the power terminals to a telecom rectifier
according to Figure 8.
NOTE: If the voltage is within 0.5 V between the modules,
paralleling and charging more than one module is OK. See
Figure 4 to check module voltage.
2 Before applying power, set the rectifier output voltage
according the Table F5 and the maximum output current
to 21 Amps per Evolion®.
3 Power ON and start charging according to Figure 10.
4 Continue charging for the minimum amount of time
according to Table F5.
5 Turn OFF the rectifier output power and then turn OFF
the Evolion®.
The Evolion® is now ready for continued storage or service.
Table F5. Charging guide
Max. V
Chg hours
45% (1 year more storage)
50.5 V ±1.0%
100% (to put in service)
56.0 V ±1.0%
To set %SOC
(Note 1)
Note 1: Based on 21 Amps per Evolion and 0% SOC at the start of charge.
Figure 6. Manual Node ID setting (ID # from 1 to 4)
Figure 8 Steps (refer to illustration and tools)
CAUTION: Do not conduct these steps if any Evolion® has more
than 2 V difference. The fuse or power board may be overloaded.
IMPORTANT: Make sure all Evolion® modules are OFF before starting.
1 Make sure the rectifier battery output breakers are open
or disconnected so the power bus is not live with power.
IMPORTANT: Never turn the Evolion® ON using the ON/OFF
button once the power cables are connected to the power
bus to avoid breaking a fuse due to pre-charging a capacitor.
IMPORTANT: Never connect the Evolion® in series.
2 Remove the front cover and connect all the Evolion® power
cables provided (772516, 772517). Replace the front
cover after torqueing the terminals.
NOTE: The recommended terminal torque is 6 N-m
(53 in-lbs) unless otherwise noted on the Evolion®.
NOTE: Either power terminal can connect and operate on
a Common Bonding Network (CBN) or an Isolated Bonding
Network (IBN).
3 Connect all communication cables provided (772518)
between each Evolion®.
4 Connect the RJ45 resistor cap provided (773455).
5 Connect all grounding points on the heat sink face.
NOTE: It is not necessary to ground the heat sink face to function.
The Evolion® modules are now ready to connect communication
according to Figure 9 and Power ON according to Figure 10.
SHUTDOWN procedure:
a Open the output breaker (1)
b Turn OFF each Evolion® using the ON/OFF button.
c Disconnect cables.
Figure 9. Connecting Communication to the Application
Figure 10. Powering ON
Table 5. Rectifier settings
Figure 10 Steps (refer to illustration and tools)
Make sure the AC power is ON and the rectifier controller is
operating normally.
Make sure the Evolion® modules are turned OFF.
1 Turn ON the rectifier output power. The Evolion® modules
will automatically wake up and begin charging after a few
2 Observe the LED’s (see Table 3).
The Evolion® is now in service.
IMPORTANT: These setting are necessary in order to avoid
rendering the Evolion® unusable and requiring a site intervention.
Figure 11. Fuse Check/Replace and BMST reset
Figure 9 Steps (refer to illustration and tools)
1 Prepare a communication cable to connect to the application.
2 Color match the pins according to 568A or 568B cable.
3 Connect the prepared cable ends to the application.
The Evolion® is now ready for communication and Figure 10.
Single level charge voltage
56.0 V ± 0.5% (all charge
operations) (Note 1)
Temp. Comp. V. (TCV)
Turned OFF or Disabled
Max. re-charge current
See Table 6
Ramp in voltage
Longest setting up to
3 minutes
Default rectifier voltage
42 V to 46 V
Low Voltage Disconnect
45 V (≤ 12 in parallel)
46 V (> 12 in parallel)
Note 1:The Evolion® operates normally between 49.5 V to 56.0 V. The
highest %SOC is reduced by 10% for each 1 V below 56.0 V.
Table 6. Maximum Re-charge Current Settings
Max. per
Evolion® (Note 1)
To avoid
To avoid charge
regulated mode
4x cycles per day or more
16 A
3x to 4x cycles per day
21 A
2x to 3x cycles per day
24 A
1x to 2x cycles per day
32 A
1x cycle per day or less
21 A
Note 1:Make sure to always operate at less than 0.85xIMR or less to
avoid charge regulated mode (see Evolion® TM).
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Tel :+33 (0)1 49 93 19 18
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Figure 11 Steps (refer to illustration and tools)
CAUTION: Make sure the Evolion® is OFF and disconnected
before conducting these steps.
1 Remove the front cover.
2 Remove the fuse cover.
3 Check the fuse continuity (close to zero ohms = good fuse);
replace fuse (781081) as necessary. Replace fuse cover
4 Turn ON the Evolion®
5 Check LED state (Table 3) and push BMST reset button
as necessary to clear alarms.
6 Turn OFF the Evolion®.
The Evolion® is now ready for storage or service.
Doc. Nº 21952-0516-2
Edition: May 2016
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