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Saft Presents Lithium-ion Battery Concept for Armored Military Vehicles
In brief: Called Eurosatory 2010, the new li-ion battery system is designed specifically for use in armored military vehicles.
The batteries are specifically designed to start and even fully power (on "silent watch" all-electric mode) armored vehicles currently in development. Saft has other energy storage solutions for military and civilian use as well, all based on lithium-ion super-phosphate and asymmetrical nickel capacitor technologies.
The new Eurosatory 2010 concept offers a high-performance alternative to lead-acid for heavier military vehicles. It's based on a 28V system that allows a large reserve of power to e stored for reliable engine starting and on-board electrical system use without idling.
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Saft's technology would reduce on-board weight and volumetric footprint for the battery storage.
Photo credits: Saft
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