LIGHT TRACTION – HOSPITALITY & LEISURE
Batteries for Electric Golf Carts, Batteries for Electric Cars, Batteries for Electric Boats, Batteries for Electric Wheelchairs, Batteries for Hospitality Buggies, Stock Movers, Shuttles, Commercial, Sport Utility or Off Road. Regardless of the application, Lead Crystal Batteries will add extended life and performance to your vehicle. With extremely low internal resistance and a state of the art plate and busbar design, power delivery is effortless, long lasting and cool!
Heat in this region has always been the biggest cause of premature battery failure. It’s also something that traditional Lead Acid and, more advanced Lithium battery manufacturers have been concerned with.
For Lead Acid/ GEL/ AGM, heat can cause battery life loss of 50% for every 8°C above 25°C – compared to just 12.25% for Lead Crystal® Batteries for every 8°C above 25°C.
For Lithium Batteries, the problem is more one of thermal runaway – although Lithium batteries are rated to higher temperatures, constant operation / charge/ discharge at high temperatures still affects the capacity and life of the batteries, with an increased risk of explosion or fire.
The heat generated by a battery under load will tell you a lot about the performance capabilities and how hard your controller is working to pull the power from the battery itself. High heat = less efficiency.
LIGHT TRACTION – CLEANING & INDUSTRIAL
The most commonly used batteries in electric cleaning equipment are Lead Acid or Li-Ion (Lithium), with the former giving the benefits of ease of use and latter giving benefits of weight and service life. Until now, the choice of battery was usually down to price/performance. Now, there’s another option. With the ease of use and the ability to drop into your existing Lead Acid driven machines, combined with performance and life equalling Li-Ion, Lead Crystal® Batteries give all the benefits of Lithium without the hefty price tag.
Lithium batteries, although high performing, are designed to cycle. An average Lithium battery will lose 5% of its capacity for every 500 times you plug in to charge. Lead Crystal Batteries last longer on smaller use cycles – and don’t mind being used in partial state of charge.
Lead Crystal Batteries are designed to last, cope with full discharge recovery and offer the lowest cost per unit of electricity provided – all covered with a 3yr warranty, even in temperatures up to +65°C.
LEAD CRYSTAL BENEFITS IN LIGHT TRACTION APPLICATIONS
Lead Crystal Batteries have minimal sulphation build up
Lead Acid/ GEL/ AGM batteries experience a sulphation build up with use, and more particularly in the heat. Over time, this build up covers the plates and makes the Electrolyte less effective. This build up can be removed through high voltage/ pulse charging, but it will settle in the sump – taking away from capacity
EFFECT: Lead Crystal Batteries last much longer than all Lead Acid variants
Lead Crystal® Batteries Electrolyte is cristalised
Lead Acid/ GEL/AGM batteries have a relatively high water content. It’s this liquid that gets agitated and heats up under charge/ discharge and if the battery is left in high temperature storage/ outside in the heat. Heat increases the sulphation process and accelerates the loss of life of the battery
EFFECT: Less internal resistance
= less heat
= Greater efficiency & longer life
Lead Crystal® Batteries have very low internal resistance
Lead Acid/ GEL/AGM batteries have a higher internal resistance due to the components used in making the battery. AGM for example, is Absorbent Glass Mat – Glass is an insulator! Higher internal resistance means higher heat, lower efficiency on charge and discharge and ultimately, less life and lower run time per charge.
EFFECT: Lead Crystal Batteries hold more of the charge put in, giving 15% lower fuel costs, faster charging and smoother power delivery to the electric motor, giving longer run time per charge.
How many years do you want to amortise your batteries over?
Most businesses look to depreciate equipment over 5,6 or 7 years. How many times will you need to replace your batteries over that period?
Well known battery manufacturers give 1yr/25000Ah warranties. They last around 18 months in hospitality applications. that’s 3 replacements over 5 years.
How long does your warranty cover you?
For trouble free use, you need to be covered by the manufacturers warranty. Have you checked the small print? What’s the cost per Ah warranty?
With a 3 year warranty, we’re giving you the peace of mind for trouble free business. No tricks, no gimmicks.
How much energy is used to charge the batteries?
Electricity has both a direct cost and an environmental cost. Did you know that for every litre of generator diesel burnt, 2.68kg of CO2 is released into the atmosphere or that 1kWh of electricity produces 43kg of CO2?
With a 93% charge efficiency against 82% for best in class Lead Acid, Lead Crystal Batteries save you 15% electricity per charge, every charge.
How many hours will you be able to use your Batteries for?
Designing your charge regime around your business instead of your business around your Battery charging can save lots of money. For example, if you can run for twice as long per charge – or for a whole day, you can reduce the number of vehicles you need in your fleet.
With trials and battery deployments in the region showing at least a 200% increase in run time, as well as a battery life at least twice that of commonly used batteries, the real saving could be with how big a fleet you really need!
How much maintenance do you need to do on the batteries?
You’ve made the investment on your batteries, now it’s down to the technical team to look after them and keep them in good condition. How much does the checking, watering and cleaning cost?
Lead Crystal Batteries are maintenance free. As a sealed battery, there is no ‘top up’ and maintenance is checking the connectors periodically. If you add the LCBM, the device will give you up to the minute information on the status of the batteries.