Our R&D department has developed mostly custom lithium batteries over the years. We examined the requirements of each project and developed solutions specifically intended for the application.
Our battery customisation procedure is a single and simple work method. The well-established process starts with a feasibility study by our engineers, who analyse the specific requirements (work cycles, field of application, voltage and capacity) so that the available energy is an exact match to what the application needs.
Every step of this customisation process was applied to the over 10,000 lithium batteries we have produced to this date.
Sometimes, however, manufacturers have a need to equip their machine with varying ranges and this is where modular batteries come into play to solve that need.
What do we mean by modular system batteries?
A modular system is typically a firmware functionality that enables us to install parallel battery modules within the same application.
With this installation, each module can be configured as a stand-alone battery, either as a master battery or a slave battery.
To make this system simple and accessible to manufacturers, we developed a free tool that with a wizard and in just a few clicks guides the manufacturer through the installation of the modular batteries.
The guided procedure configures the modules automatically, creating a single “virtual” battery (single battery code) of greater capacity. This also gives the added advantage of monitoring the battery as a unit via the Flash Data Center
Which applications are best for modular system batteries?
A modular system can be useful when the application already contemplates very high capacities (normally above 600 Ah) and when breaking up the capacity into smaller parallel battery packs (e.g. 300 Ah) does not incur additional costs.
When manufacturers have several products in production, each one with its specific energy needs, like for example, a range of vehicles with different range requirements, they could use a single module for the small vehicle and two or three modules for the larger one.
This solution would enable manufacturers to purchase just one battery code for every application, simplifying the supply chain.