Tech Tuesday #11 – Ingress Protection

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

Pack Safety – Ingress Protection

Ingress protection, or IP rating, is a safety feature that is essential for industrial battery packs. It refers to the level of protection that the battery pack provides against dust, water, and other contaminants that could damage the battery or pose a safety hazard. The IP rating is expressed as a two-digit number, with the first digit indicating the level of protection against solid objects and the second digit indicating the level of protection against liquids. For example, an IP67 rating means the battery pack is completely protected against dust and can withstand immersion in water up to 1 meter deep for up to 30 minutes.

The higher the IP rating, the better the protection offered by the battery pack. Hibernium battery packs feature highest ingress protection rating of IP6K9K. This is particularly important in industrial settings where battery packs are often exposed to harsh environmental conditions and need to operate reliably and safely.

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 a 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.

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