In the sixteenth instalment of our Tech Tuesday Series, we take a bite-sized look at what goes into the technology behind our battery tech, with the sixth of our safety features at the pack level.
Pack Safety – Over and Under Voltage Protection
The battery management system (BMS) in our Hibernium battery packs protects against the event of over or under-voltage.
The impact of an overvoltage instance – where the incoming voltage exceeds the limit of the pack – can have drastic effects, ranging from damaging battery components, to causing circuit malfunctions which may lead to thermal runaway. Similarly, undervoltage instances – where the incoming voltage is below the baseline limit of the pack – can lead to malfunction, premature failure, overheating and thermal events.
To mitigate risk, Xerotech’s battery management system analyses data at both cell and pack levels. In instances of either overvoltage or undervoltage scenarios, first, a warning is issued to the user of the application regarding the voltage level. If no action is taken, Xerotech’s safety system will disconnect the energy sources from all loads before digitally locking the pack to prevent further use before analysis and/or repair.
Xerotech’s customizable approach to voltage means that we can tailor-make the battery to your requirements. Depending on your application, Xerotech batteries range from 300 to 1,000 volts and can be specified at 30-volt increments.
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.
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.
The electrification of heavy-duty machinery is now available to every OEM and Integrator.