Juice Lithium Ion batteries were originally designed specifically for the challenges of the marine market. Marine installations are somewhat different to other applications in the fact that often batteries are charged via an engine alternator which can add complications to the installation, and secondly, modern vessels are reliant on a continuity of energy for safety, and to keep a vessel operational. Juice Li-Ion batteries have been designed to have completely independent control over both the load and charge sources on the battery. This will preclude the vessel going into black ship from a simple charging issues as well as avoiding a load dump from any connected engine alternators. These events are a typical occurrence in systems that have a single contactor that controls both load and charge sources together.
On the other hand if the battery is at a low state of charge, the battery will be able to remove the load (after multiple pre alarms) while keeping the charge sources connected. Therefore no manual override of contactors is required to allow the battery to be recharged.
Juice Li-Ion batteries are ideal for house/service battery applications, or battery banks that have high current loads. Their exceptional long life, compact size, low weight and speed of recharge make them an ideal choice in marine applications.
The ever-growing demand for larger and more heavily equipped motorhomes and recreational vehicles has placed an increased demand on service batteries and therefore increases an overall vehicle weight. In an application where space is at a premium and weight is a major consideration, Juice Lithium Ion batteries are an ideal solution. Their compact size and weight not only allow more options on battery location, but also assist in reducing total vehicle weight. Further advantages are their super faster recharging, considerably longer life and internal design allowing them to handle the continuous vibration associated with use in a mobile vehicle.
Commercial vehicles also requiring energy storage for services also have a lot to gain from Juice Lithium Ion technology. Service applications such as broadcast vehicles, food trucks, coffee vending vans, and fire trucks all have significant limitations on weight and size of a
the battery bank to ensure that the operation of essential equipment is not compromised. Furthermore a major consideration in a commercial application is the cost of ownership. Juice Lithium Ion batteries are less expensive compared to traditional lead acid technologies when considering their increased cycle life and greater usable capacity.
With the world looking to move further towards clean green energy generation such as solar, it is essential to also consider the advantage the latest technologies in energy storage can also add. While the compact size and light weight of Juice Lithium Ion batteries may not be key advantages in a solar based application, their ability to quickly recharge and long service life certainly provide huge advantages over traditional lead acid battery technologies. Given lead acid batteries take approximately 7-8 hours to recover from 50% DOD to fully charged, a Juice Lithium Ion battery can be recharged in around an hour (with the correct charge ratio). Juice Lithium batteries will allow more energy harvested from the sun to be stored on a daily basis.
Furthermore Juice Lithium Ion batteries are designed for series applications, allowing battery storage banks of 48V, 72V, 96V etc to better match the voltage of the solar array and more efficiently store and delivery the energy from the solar system to its consumers.
Whether it be a small private off grid solar set up, or a large commercial solar array, Juice Lithium Ion batteries are customizable to allow for storage banks to be built in various voltages and capacities. Juice Lithium Ion batteries are the ultimate solution for solar energy storage.
In an industrial or commercial application the essential factors are reliability and cost effectiveness. Juice Lithium Ion batteries have both these factors covered. From a reliability point of view, Juice Lithium Ion batteries have an integrated battery management system (BMS) that is continually monitoring the system and reporting any issues if found before they become a problem. Furthermore, unique to the Juice system is a simple ‘Test’ function which allows for regular testing of the Juice energy system to ensure everything is working as it should and allows an early warning if maintenance is required, rather than issues occurring whilst in operation. From a cost point of view, Juice Li-Ion batteries offer twice the useable capacity of conventional lead acid (Flooded, AGM or GEL) batteries, while also offering a far greater cycle life. Couple these together and you have a battery than can delivery 8 x the energy during its life than a lead acid battery. When this translates to operational costs, a Juice Lithium battery is significantly less expensive per amp hour of energy delivered through its life than conventional lead acid batteries.
Additionally, Juice Lithium batteries are also designed for high voltage DC applications due to the integrated series balancer. Therefore they are particularly suited to commercial and industrial applications where DC voltages are from 48V to over 200VDC.