New design Lithium batteries are rapidly becoming the norm in marine
The advantages of using lithium-based cells in modern marine power systems have been well proven over the past decade.
But now innovative cell design and a drop in costs has made lithium power banks a must have in on-board electrical system design.
UK marine energy company, Energy Solutions, has long been at the forefront of lithium technology and development and offers a range of modern solutions for obtaining the highest efficiencies currently available.
“Apart from being lighter,lLithium batteries offer a much higher density of energy and life cycle compared to most lead acid batteries,” explained MD, Paul Holland.
Lithium-based batteries are available in numerous guises, the most common being Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4), which is inherently safe and offer a long life in the typical constant cycle situations found on board a sea-going vessel.
Other advantages over standard lead-acid batteries are that they retain their charge much longer if left idle and they offer a much improved charge efficiency over lead-acid cells.
Newer designs are now becoming available however, often incorporating the element Cobalt.
“Lithium Cobalt batteries provide a higher energy density than other Lithium batteries, but can sometimes present a safety risk if damaged," said Mr Holland.
Whereas a mix of Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (LiNiMnCoO2), or NMC batteries as they are commonly called, offers a lower energy density than straight Lithium Cobalt, but a longer life and greater safety.”
Energy Solutions will exhibit some of the latest batteries at METSTRADE on stand 3.221.
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