The substantial benefits that Lithium Ion technology offer over lead-acid technology means that using Lithium Ion batteries is becoming an ever more popular choice.
When considering replacing an existing lead-acid battery bank by a Lithium Ion battery bank one needs to take a couple of things into consideration. Although the term ‘drop-in replacement’ is occasionally used in this case, it is actually never as simple as that.
To get the most from the Lithium Ion batteries stay within the recommended operating conditions. Although the batteries are set up to do this automatically and safely, taking proper care of your new batteries will prevent nuisances during use such as Lithium Ion batteries disengaging themselves (by a safety relay). Things to take into consideration are:
The MLI Ultra series has an external safety relay (battery disconnect switch) and integrated battery monitoring, requiring proper installation and commissioning by a qualified installer. Setting this up correctly, including alarms and events through the MasterBus network, results in a safe and intuitive user interface.
The MLS products have an integrated safety relay. This results in a Lithium Ion battery that is as close as possible to a ‘drop-in replacement’ for lead-acid, as long as the above considerations are kept in mind.