Trojan Introduces Lithium Ion Line
By Chad Elmore01 November 2018
Trojan Battery Co. LLC has entered the lithium ion battery market with the new Trillium line. The company said the batteries are designed for deep-cycling requirements across a wide range of stationary and mobile power applications and have a life expectancy of more than 5000 cycles.
“Trojan’s entry into the lithium ion space demonstrates our commitment to offering energy storage solutions for our customers in deep-cycle industrial segments and allows for expansion into exciting new markets,” said Bryan Godber, executive vice president of marketing and product management, Trojan Battery.
Trillium is designed and engineered in the U.S. and is initially available in three sizes. The company said the product line offers a range of safety, environmental and electronic features, including an intelligent built-in diagnostic system. It uses automotive-grade safety components, CANbus communication and an integrated state-of-charge indicator. The electronic controls allow for voltage compatibility for 12V, 24V, 36V and 48V applications including the ability to use most existing lead-acid chargers, said the company.
“It was important for us to incorporate intelligent solutions including advanced cell technology, sophisticated electronics and easy integration for our customers,” said Ivan Menjak, director of global product solutions for Trojan. “We have incorporated industry-standard 26650-size lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cells and the highest capacity cell configuration to provide market-leading cycle life and energy density. This allows for lower initial cost of energy as well as decreased total cost of ownership over the life of the battery.”
The new batteries were designed to be a replacement for existing lead acid batteries. The built-in protection system guards the battery from the demands of various motive and stationary applications, said the company.
OEM customers can add Trojan’s new range of products into equipment without making significant investments in custom pack design and development, said the company, while aftermarket customers with no lithium battery experience can also make the switch.