From Pb to Li
With decades of experience in the lead-acid battery industry and being at the cutting edge of the energy storage market, it has become increasingly clear in recent years that lithium-ion technology is not just a fad. In order to take the increasing relevance into account and to actively promote the new battery generation, our partner company ALLithium® was founded, which manufactures lithium-ion energy storage systems in its own manufactory.
Lithium-ion batteries are the most diverese batteries around. We chose the NCA technology because it represents the best total package in terms of safety, performance, durability and cost efficiency. In the case of special requirements or customized projects, we are most certainly also able to use other cell technologies because we are not tied to any particular manufacturer.
The energy density of NCA batteries is the highest of all lithium-ion batteries. As a result, a minimum weight and volume can be achieved, which enables optimal design solutions, particularly in applications with limited installation space.
The ALLithium® energy storage unit achieves a service life of at least 3,000 full cycles, subject to the operating conditions. A big advantage, especially compared to lead-acid batteries, is the possibility of opportunity charging. This even leads to a longer lifespan!
Protection against fire by the BMS
Due to the fire events frequently reported in the media, there are still many doubts surrounding the issue of lithium-ion batteries. In fact, the danger that originates from an ALLithium® energy storage system is considerably lower than that of a lead acid battery. The BMS recognizes potential risks such as overvoltage or overtemperature and immediately takes countermeasures independently. The signals can also be output via the data interface and be evaluated from a higher-level computing unit, e.g. from the vehicle or a host computer.