Tech Tuesday #18 – Manual Service Disconnect

In the eighteenth instalment of our Tech Tuesday Series, we take a bite-sized look at what goes into the technology behind our battery tech, with the eighth of our safety features at the pack level.

Pack Safety – Manual Service Disconnect

The Manual Service Disconnect (MSD) in our Hibernium® battery packs, serves as a battery cut-off, as it disconnects the battery from the vehicle’s electrical system. It’s a key function, especially when the vehicle is undergoing maintenance of any kind, as it removes any residual energy loads from the battery.

This can also be useful in the case of an accident, as exposed wires and fluids could cause a thermal event, so disengaging the MSD in such cases could prevent a fire from developing.

When opened, the manual service disconnect presents a safe disconnect for the high voltage battery packs without the need for specialist tools, while the in-built fuse protects the battery from short circuits.

As we shift towards an all-electric future, it is battery safety technology like this that is making electrification a reality, not just for the mass vehicle market, but for more diverse marketings such as mining, construction, aviation and agriculture too.

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At Xerotech, we take battery safety very seriously. As a trusted supplier of battery technology to a wide variety of heavy industry, we believe in an ethos where batteries and battery technology should never pose a risk to people, even under the most extreme of conditions. Because of this we conduct a rigorous set of in-house tests and incorporate many different features that build in high levels of battery safety as standard. These tests are designed to push the boundaries far beyond what could be expected, even in the most demanding of conditions. It is as a direct result of this that we have developed one of the safest batteries in the world today.

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About Xerotech

Xerotech is an award-winning battery technology company that is solving one of the greatest challenges of our generation, industrial electrification. Our talented team is making an impact on a global scale, driven by a shared vision of a fully electric future.

Our Hibernium® battery pack platform is a battery pack platform that adapts to the bespoke needs of your vehicle or application. With Hibernium® you can choose your desired or preferred energy content, operating voltage range, physical dimensions, and even battery cell chemistry. There are no design or engineering costs even for one-off prototyping projects making this solution one of the only viable options for low volume, high diversity projects.

The electrification of heavy-duty machinery is now available to every OEM and Integrator.

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