EnerSys unveils TPPL tech boost for batteries

EnerSys unveils TPPL tech boost for batteries

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March 7, 2024: EnerSys has unveiled details of advances in its thin plate pure lead tech that the company said now offers a major performance boost for batteries.

The optional ‘accelerated throughput package’ (ATP) for select batteries in its NexSys TPPL line was announced on March 5.

EnerSys said the ATP upgrade, available in the EMEA, South America and Asia-Pacific regions, can provide a significant increase in daily energy throughput compared to standard NexSys TPPL batteries — making them ideal for harder-running, higher-reaching class 1 and 2 equipment applications previously requiring battery changing.

According to the battery maker, the extra energy capability from ATP is achieved through improved thermal management that enables faster, more efficient energy uptake during brief charging periods such as operator breaks, shift changes or any period of non-use.

Senior director of marketing for motive power global, Harold Vanasse, said: “Switching from battery changing to opportunity charging significantly alters battery selection.”

With changing, the battery is removed from equipment and recharged separately, over an extended period of time. This means the critical factor is overall energy storage capacity — determining how long equipment can work before needing a battery change.

Opportunity charging equipment during breaks and other brief intervals adds energy intake efficiency as a consideration to maintain charge levels, Vanasse said.

EnerSys will be showcasing NexSys TPPL with the new ATP upgrade at upcoming international trade shows.

Batteries International reported last September that EnerSys had secured a new $91.8 million multi-year contract to supply its TPPL batteries to the US Navy as main storage batteries on all four classes of nuclear submarines. 

Last month, the company announced it had chosen South Carolina as the site to build its planned $500 million lithium ion battery cell gigafactory.

Construction is to start early in 2025 and operations to be online in late 2027.