Lithium Boost Technologies Announces New Release of its Smart Lithium-ion Battery Chargers for Low Speed Electric Vehicles (LSEV)
Lithium-ion charger’s performance and reliability were enhanced implementing JPS Engineering Test and Analysis Results
San Diego, CA, August 26, 2015 – Lithium Boost Technologies Inc., the leading provider of innovative Lithium-ion battery systems to power low speed electric vehicles (LSEV) has introduced enhanced and redesigned chargers to assure high performance and reliability. Based on thorough performance test and analysis performed by JPS Engineering (Poway, CA), Lithium Boost engineers have been able to identify the required improvements and redesign the smart chargers accordingly. The objective was to achieve 50K MTBF (mean time between failures) after incorporating the required components and circuits upgrades.
Lithium Boost has developed the smart chargers in conjunction with innovative Battery Management System (BMS), based on its proprietary technology, in order to optimize the performance of lithium-ion cells targeted for use in low speed electric vehicles. The smart charging system consists of individual chargers, one for each lithium cell to assure balanced charging and completed-charge monitoring per cell. The BMS monitors the cell voltages through communication with the chargers and disables vehicle operations when any cell voltage remains too low for an extended period of time. When switched on, the BMS has an output wire that can provide up to 5Amps of power at the pack voltage for accessories, such as a DC to DC converter used for 12 volt lighting.
Lithium Boost smart chargers are now available in two sizes: 10Amps and 20Amps. Each individual charger delivers full current during most of the charge cycle, and tapers off to a trickle charge near the end of charge. The charger module accepts AC power in the range of 100-240 Volts, 50-60Hz. The 10Amp chargers set consumes approximately 6.5Amps at 115Volts, and 3.2Amps at 230Volts, and the 20Amp set consumes 13Amps at 115Volts and 6.5Amps at 230Volts.
“Our patented lithium battery system was successfully installed in hundreds of low speed electric vehicles, replacing existing lead-acid batteries,” said John Wade, Lithium Boost Technologies Chief Engineer. “Harnessing the power of lithium-ion cells required a long trial and error process that led us to developing an innovative battery system of smart BMS and individual chargers. Focused on constantly improving our products, while addressing our customer’s needs, we invested extensive engineering time and resources in testing and analyzing the existing lithium battery chargers. We’re pleased to have accomplished our objective to enhance the performance and reliability of our product and furthermore increase customer satisfaction.”
About Lithium Boost
Based in San Diego, California, Lithium Boost Technologies Inc. provides innovative integrated Lithium-ion battery systems deploying high-quality LiFePO4 cells to power low speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) and emerging applications.
Based on its proprietary technology, Lithium Boost has built a complete performance-optimized lithium-ion system with smart BMS (Battery Management System) and chargers that allow to best harness the power of lithium-ion technology.
Privately held, the company was founded in 2011 to lead the development of green energy system that can replace existing lead acid batteries in golf carts, Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV), off-road, hunting, and similar low speed vehicles, while eliminating the maintenance hassle, and providing higher performance and longer life cycle at competitive cost. For more information: www.lithiumboost.com
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