Lithium ion batteries do not emit any harmful acidic gases and hydrogen during charging, such as those given off by lead acid batteries. These gases pose a health, corrosive and fire risk. The sulphuric acid based electrolyte of lead acid batteries also results in corrosion and premature failure of cables, connectors and battery tanks. In addition, the disposal of poisonous lead and sulphuric acid poses an environmental risk.
Lithium ion batteries, on the other hand, can be recycled into their benign base elements of lithium, iron and phosphorus. There is no risk of acid spills causing injury, property damage or environmental contamination.
Due to the chemical composition of Lithium Ion Phosphate (LiFEPO4), the batteries from CHASE Technologies are the safest and most stable of all lithium ion batteries.
Each lithium ion battery pack from CHASE Technologies is equipped with an advanced Battery Management System (BMS) to monitor critical parameters such as short circuit protection, over voltage protection, over current protection, over temperature protection, and under voltage protection, etc.
The BMS measures and balances the cells continuously, and can cut the battery if required. It determines the precise input for each cell, and communicates relevant instructions to the charger through the CAN bus communications system.
Lithium ion battery ‘super-charging’ eliminates the need for multiple batteries and battery changeovers. This means batteries can be boost-charged during breaks or idle times. This reduces the risk of accidents, and eliminates the need for battery bays with forced ventilation and battery attendants, cutting costs and freeing up valuable space.