In the sixth installment of our Tech Tuesday Series we take a bitesized look at what goes into the technology behind our battery technology, starting with the first of our safety features at the module level.
Module Safety – Individual Cell Fusing
Thanks to the wirebonding technique, each of the cells used in our Hibernium® battery packs is individually fused, providing cell level short circuit protection.
In a battery pack, individual cells are typically connected in series and parallel to increase the pack’s overall capacity and voltage. Cell fusing is a safety measure that involves adding a fuse in the electrical path between each cell in the pack. If the current through a cell becomes too high, the fuse will blow, interrupting the electrical circuit and preventing the cell from overheating or catching fire. This protects the battery pack and the device it powers in the event of a malfunction or abuse.
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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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.