ION Energy Launches Latest Battery Management Platform for EVs & Grid-Scale Storage Systems
ION Energy, a battery technology company that specializes in battery management and intelligence has just launched “FS-XT”, their latest Battery Management Platform.
Working in a concerted way with leading Battery Pack Makers and OEMs from Germany, France, India, Poland, Africa, the US and more, ION Energy, a battery technology company that specializes in battery management and intelligence has just launched “FS-XT”, their latest Battery Management Platform targeted at Electric Vehicles and Grid-Scale Storage Systems.
High voltage applications like EVs, ESS, Military Drones etc demand BMS that can deliver high performance and extreme precision. In order to efficiently manage these high voltage batteries, the FS-XT has a modular design based on a Master-Slave Configuration. This allows it to be relevant for any application between 100-1000V.
The Master BMS contains 4 channels, each of which can be connected to 10 Slave BMS in a daisy chain formation. This means the FS-XT can be scaled up to manage upto 720 cells in series. This versatility allows it to be used across a wide variety of next generation of electric vehicles - Cars, buses, trucks and even industrial moving equipment.
Akhil Aryan, CEO & Co-Founder, ION Energy, said that battery power is finding all sorts of applications from forklifts and cars to grid-scale energy storage systems. To be ahead of the curve of this acceleration in adoption of Li-Ion batteries, they’ve launched the FS-XT, our battery management system for high power applications.
The FS-XT is already pre-ordered for use in commercial applications by India’s largest automobile manufacturer and Germany’s largest construction equipment maker. Both of whom will be using the platform for high voltage applications.
By 2020, ION plans on having upwards of 1GWh of batteries under management, with 60 percent of this being managed by the FS-XT platform.
Significantly, Alexandre Collet, Co-Founder and CTO of the company, previously founded Freemens SAS, an industry leader in battery management systems, after researching groundbreaking inventions in power electronics architecture, Lithium-Ion cell ageing factors and state identification at the University of Grenoble, France.