Inventus Power Adds Brain to Brawn by Rolling Out New High Power BatteriesOctober 11, 2020 by Nicholas St. John
Inventus Power has released the new PROformance series of batteries, aimed for high power applications and using a robust BMS that allows for communication and real-time measurements of battery parameters.
Inventus Power, a manufacturer of safe, reliable and cutting-edge batteries for 60 years, has once again introduced truly innovative products after rolling out a platform of high-performance Li-Ion batteries.
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According to the Inventus Power press release, these batteries are versatile and can be used for both mobile and stationary applications. There are two product families, the U1LiFePROTM, which are scalable from 12V to 48V and up to 5kWh, and the PROTRXion, scalable from 24V to 48V and up to 35kWh. These batteries are also registered to be safe as they have global certifications from UL, IEC and UN38.3.
Tom Nguyen, the VP of Business Development for Inventus Power, notes that the PROformance series is following a new market push in the rechargeable battery industry for Li-ion solutions, and they hope their products will allow customers to replace their Lead Acid systems with their maintenance-free solution. On top of this, these batteries have the power and capability to electrify entire power systems by solely using batteries to power them.
The PROformance series are best fits in heavy-duty applications such as professional cleaning, aerial work platforms, light electric vehicles and robotics among other things. The modules within these batteries contain their own integrated intelligent Battery Management System (BMS) with extensive communication and safety capabilities.
One of the communication features is the capability for software updates to be uploaded via a CAN interface, as well a communication interface that makes the battery compatible with most off-the-shelf battery chargers.
In terms of safety and intelligence, the BMS has critical fault indication capabilities and can monitor key parameters beyond the basic voltage and current measurements, by measuring State of Charge (SOC) and State of Health (SOH) of the battery. These parameters are key to determine the lifetime of the battery, and the BMS has the ability to balance the cells and modules of the battery in order to maximize both long and short-term performance of the battery in the system it is a part of.
This battery is also exceptionally rugged with an ingress protection (IP) rating of IP56/IP65, which means the system is highly protected against both dust and water.
These new batteries are rugged, innovative, smart, and powerful, and with very promising results throughout the entirety of their trial testing, they should hit the ground running in the battery market.