Battery Systems

By: Future Vehicle Technologies  09-12-2011

FVT’s custom lithium battery systems have one of the highest energy density and cycle life ratings available. They are targeted towards applications requiring high power density, light weight, and a high cycle life. These battery “systems” have the ability to control outside sources such as contactors, chargers, fans and other peripherals. FVT’s proprietary BMS oversees all packs ensuring long cell life, optimized energy density, and full communications.

Battery System Features:

•Small and light
•High energy density (over 180 Wh/kg per cell)
•High power density (200A @ 10C per cell)
•1-20kwh systems available
•Long life cycle, and long preservation
•High safety
•Built in BMS
•Full control over contactors, fans, etc.
•Modular or custom design
•Quick charging
•Wide temperature range ( -30° - +60° C)
•No memory effect - will not degrade from short cycling
•Environmentally friendly
•Minimal self-discharge

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