Hot Swapping Batteries on the Portable Traffic Signal Unit

Being able to continuously power your Portable Traffic Signal Unit (PTSU) is important, even more so to power without interruption or loss of power. The rechargeable batteries on the PTSUs can be changed whilst the PTSU is in operation without affecting the system. This is known as ‘hot-swapping’. The Portable Traffic Signal System (PTSS) has the ability to hot-swap batteries to ensure no loss of traffic management or downtime during operation.

To learn more about hot-swapping your Portable Traffic Light’s battery keep reading or watch the video.

Hot-swapping batteries

  1. Plug a power lead into the new battery pack.
  2. Plug the power lead from the new battery pack into the spare power plug on the PTSU.  
  3. Unplug the power lead on the old battery pack from the PTSU. 
  4. Unlock and remove the old battery pack and lock the new battery pack into place.

WARNING: DO NOT unplug the old battery pack until you have plugged in the new one, otherwise operations will be lost due to power supply failure.

Charging the PTSU batteries

It is recommended that the PTSU and HRC batteries are charged after each use. To charge the PTSU battery, follow these instructions.

  1. Plug the charger into the PTSU input.
  2. Select battery type by pressing the charger mode button until the LED is on Lithium-ion.
  3. Charge the battery until the battery full light shows on the charger.

Charging the HRC battery

The HRC battery can be charged from any USB power source including a vehicle, computer USB port or mains adapter.

  1. Connect the HRC data and charging lead to a USB power source, and to the HRC.
  2. Charge the HRC for at lease 4 hours, or until the charging icon on the HRC has change to the battery image with all bars full.

For more information on setting up the Portable Traffic Signal, watch the video below. To view the other videos, click here.

Hot Swapping Batteries in the PTL

YouTube video

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