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Aceleron’s uniquely serviceable, repairable and upgradeable LFP battery, the Essential has been shortlisted for the international DAME design award, which celebrates everything that is important about marine equipment design.
Intended to encourage the marine industry to continuously improve all areas of design, from aesthetics, functionality and packaging to price efficiency and lifecycle management, the DAME award offers the opportunity for all METSTRADE show exhibitors from around the world to submit their latest products for consideration.
Bruce Macpherson, Chief Commercial Officer said: “Aceleron’s design is a truly forward-thinking approach that more businesses will hopefully adopt as the world evaluates what can be done to reduce our harmful impact on the environment.
“Unlike the majority of batteries, where when one part fails, the entire unit needs to be replaced, our Essential has been designed and built with the purpose of eliminating any unnecessary waste of the raw materials used to build batteries, providing users with access to a more cost-effective and sustainable power source.
“We are really looking forward to showing the marine industry the potential this battery has to meet a vessel’s power needs, reducing operational costs whilst preserving our oceans from the harmful effects of battery waste.”
Why the Essential works so well for the marine industry
A group-31 standalone LFP battery, it is equipped with a BMS that now boasts Bluetooth and CanBus (via RS485) connectivity, enabling local, on-vessel network and remote monitoring capabilities. This means performance parameters such as charge/discharge, number of cycles and internal temperature can all be monitored remotely - ensuring onboard battery power is the safest it can possibly be.
The state-of-the-art casing is ideal for the marine market thanks to its ergonomically designed carry handle, rubber feet (to ensure stability) and the option to safely position it in multiple orientations. Its cobalt-free Lithium Iron Phosphate technology means that it is two times lighter than a typical lead-acid battery – ideal for the marine industry where space can be limited and ease of installation/removal important.
To ensure that no part of an Aceleron battery will be wasted, removed parts are redistributed for use in other products, made into second-life products for a different application, or sent for individual recycling. This gives each part an extended lifespan with minimal environmental impact.
Reaching 200A+ peak power and guaranteed for 5,000 cycles, the Essential is available in 12V, 24V and 48V configurations. If required, multiple batteries can be connected together to achieve more than 2,000 Ah capacity.
15 - 17 November: find Aceleron at METSTRADE 2022 on stand 02.117
Aceleron will be exhibiting on stand 02.117, where Bruce will be available to answer questions and demonstrate the transformational Essential which has been shortlisted in the machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings category of the DAME design awards.
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