Lithium Ion Battery Solutions

Mitsubishi Electric Offers Multiple Lithium Ion Solutions

Lithium Ion Chemical Element

Advantages of Lithium Ion

Many customers are now looking beyond VRLA batteries for their mission critical applications.  Lithium ion solutions provide many features that greatly exceed the capabilities of traditional lead acid products.  A fifteen year minimal life expectancy coupled with easy maintenance most likely tops the list of advantages for most.  Adding their ability to operate at higher temperatures, low density (mass per unit volume), and smaller cabinet footprint provide additional compelling considerations.  Lithium ion is quickly becoming the go to battery solution for large capacity customers.

Lithium Ion versus VRLA Total Cost of Ownership

Total Cost of Ownership

Lithium ion offers a significant advantage over VRLA with its longer life, as evidenced when a side by side comparison is peformed. Although a lithium ion solution may have a higher initial cost, a total cost of ownership analysis shows lithium ion as the preferred energy solution over the lifetime of the equipment. Consider also the following additional benefits afforded with a switch to lithium ion:

  • 5x Higher Power Density
  • 40-60% Smaller Footprint
  • 60% Lower Weight
  • Low Maintenance
  • 20yr Life Span
  • 40% Reduction to Your Total Cost of Ownership over VRLA with 3-4x Longer Life!

Code Certifications

The codes and regulations for lithium ion batteries are currently changing.  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and International Fire Code (IFC) added sections directly related to the installation and use of lithium ion batteries. In combination with these, UL and IEC have created requirements for lithium ion batteries to ensure their safe use and operation in energy storage systems. Mitsubishi Electric can help you navigate the latest information and codes.

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