Lead Crystal offers rapid charge option
29 June 2018
Lead crystal batteries promise 'lithium performance, at a fraction of the cost', says ECOBAT.
Specialist knowledge allows the ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT) Industrial team to ensure the most appropriate solution is found for the particular needs of its valued customers. This insight is vital when considering what is now one of the industry’s ‘in vogue’ products – lithium batteries.
“There is no question that lithium batteries are an impressive piece of technology,” explains EBT Industrial’s strategic director, Derek Anderson, “but there remain some serious question marks, particularly concerning their cost and environmental credentials and whether they really are always the most appropriate replacement solution. However, in some applications, traditional Gel monoblocs no longer achieve the latest performance requirements. So, is there an alternative?
“Bridging the gap, there is now a realistic, lead-based alternative, a solution that delivers the power and deep cycle capability of lithium, with similar ‘real-world’ recharging periods, but at a significantly reduced cost. The answer is the ECOBAT Lead Crystal range, a high performing and resilient addition to our product offering that is able to be discharged deeper, cycled more often and recover to full rated capacity over and over again, therefore delivering a prolonged service life and providing a genuine alternative to lithium.”
Another essential is to combine these batteries with the charge regime they require, to both optimise battery performance and maximise business efficiencies, which is why the company has brought into its range a tailormade charger to make up its Rapid Charge System. This addition allows it to offer an alternative solution for applications that are presently or potentially lithium based.
“In contrast to common perception, matching the correct charger to the battery is as important as identifying the most appropriate battery for the application,” continued Anderson. “This is particularly the case with a highly engineered product such as Lead Crystal.
“In this scenario, because of the complexities of the battery design, the manufacturers of both battery and charger have had to collaborate to develop a charge profile that is tailored to suit the way in which the battery is constructed and the crystal mix it incorporates. With this work now undertaken, we can offer our customers a sub four-hour recharging solution that truly deserves its Rapid Charge System title.”