Safe lithium iron magnesium phosphate (LiFeMgPO4) energy storage solutions in standard BCI lead-acid battery sizes for a wide variety of applications.
U-Charge® XP is a range of 12, 18 & 36 volt Lithium Iron Magnesium Phosphate battery modules, offering intrinsic safety with twice the run-time and less than half the weight of similar sized lead-acid battery modules.
Comparing U-Charge® LiFeMgPO4 to other chemistries
U-Charge® XP Lithium Iron Magnesium Phosphate (LiFeMgPO4) modules have considerably greater energy density making them particularly suitable for numerous applications. LiFeMgPO4 is considered safer, less toxic, and more energy efficient with significantly longer cycle life.
Compared to Lead Acid
Commonly used in starter batteries for internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles Lead Acid is normally a low-cost secondary battery, composed of a Lead-dioxide cathode, a sponge metallic Lead anode and a Sulphuric acid solution electrolyte. The heavy metal element makes Lead Acid batteries toxic and improper disposal can be hazardous to the environment.
Disadvantages of Lead Acid batteries include
- Failure between several hundred and 2,000 cycles
Comparatively low energy density,
Long charge time
Careful maintenance requirements
Compared to Nickel Cadmium (NiCd)
- High rate of self-discharge at high temperature.
- Cadmium is highly toxic
- Use in batteries is controlled
- Environmental recycling issues
- Memory effect is one of the biggest disadvantages to using NiCd.
Compare LiFeMgPO4 to Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) suffers from:
- Poor charge retention
- Memory effect
- Higher cost
Sodium (Na-NiCl2) so-called zebra battery.
When not in use zebra batteries typically require to be left on charge, in order to be ready for use when needed.
If shut down,the reheating process lasts 24 hours, and then a normal charge process of 6-8 hours is required for a full charge.
Inefficiency due to energy consumption when not in use.
2800 cycles at 100% DOD
Exceptional voltage stability
Standard voltage range from 12V - 700V
Inter module balancing
Can be charged using most standard lead acid chargers
Communication of monitored data via Battery Management System (BMS)
Rugged mechanical design
Flame retardant plastics
LED battery status indicator
Carrying Straps (U24, U27, UEV)
Manufactured in standard BCI sizes
In terms of cycling performance U-Charge® XP displays excellent characteristics.
Current cycling demonstrates minimal linear fade reaching over two thousand eight hundred full one hundred percent charge and discharge cycles to eighty percent depth of discharge.
Battery Management System
The BMS is designed to enable multiple system implementation options and advanced command and control ability. Numerous system integration options facilitating temperature, voltage, current and state-of-charge monitoring.
Easily monitor and log data being transmitted onto the CANbus by the U-Charge®-Battery Management System with multiple system features available.
Enables a battery module to communicate directly with a PC. It includes an RS485 to USB converter allowing easy data transfer.
U-Charge® XP is ideal when Advanced Energy Systems are required.
Excellent float and cycle life with zero maintenance offers significant cost of ownership savings and complete peace of mind, through safety inherent in Valence Lithium Phosphate chemistry.
Tens of thousand U-Charge® systems have been deployed in a range of equipment since 2006.Valence systems provide customers in the Automotive, Marine, Industrial and Back Up Power market sectors complete confidence in the proven capabilities of systems.
Customers benefit from excellent performance inherent in LiFeMgPO4 technology and long term advantages through excellent cycling, depth of discharge, command / control logic and superior safety.
Key to customer success, Valence also deploy global application engineering support teams to ensure customer projects are designed and implemented successfully.
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