In an emergency situation, there is no room for error and only the most reliable equipment will suffice. Transporter Energy lithium-ion batteries are manufactured to the highest possible standards resulting in a durable and robust product which can be relied upon to perform in even the most challenging circumstances.
Making light of delivering power
With so much essential equipment on board, weight is a vital consideration. We've worked with an operator which was forced to remove vital operational equipment in order to comply with weight limits.
Their power supply came from three batteries weighing 36kg each. These were replaced with three lithium-ion batteries weighing just 13kg each and delivering more than twice the power, leaving more weight capapcity for life-saving equipment.
Faster charging time
We know that it is essential to keep emergency vehicles on the road as much as possible. Reported cases of ambulances not being available for shifts because the batteries could not be charged quickly enough are cause for alarm.
Transporter Energy lithium-ion batteries can be charged up to 20 times faster than traditional lead acid batteries, meaning that vehicles are back on the road more quickly. Plus, with a life cycle of around 5,000 charges, maintenance is kept to a minimum.
Power that meets your demands
Specialist and emergency vehicles often need to have internal systems running while the engine is switched off which can put significant demand on batteries.
Our lithium-ion batteries can deliver up to 400% more power than traditional batteries, giving you peace of mind that they will perform when you need them most. They have an 80-100% usable energy cycle; up to 50% more usable capacity than some lead acid batteries, and deliver a constant power supplt throughout.
Lithium Ion Batteries
Increase payload, Lithium batteries weigh only 13KG
Over 90% charge if Lithium is left for 4 Months.
Lithium can be fitted anywhere in any orientation to save space and for ease of fitment.
With Lithium there is no risk of overcharging issues and it will not emit toxic explosive gases, swell or explode.
Lithium can run totally flat and recharge. The Battery Management System in Lithium will kick in and protect itself before damage occurs.
Lithium maintains a stable voltage right down to almost zero, keeping your appliances running.
Lithium has a straight power curve until flat.
Lithium has much faster charging time, 5-10 times faster.
Lead/ AGM Batteries
XAverage AGM / Lead Acid weighs 24-31KG
XLead / AGM will go flat if left for long periods of time.
XLead / AGM must be fitted upright with access to a vent.
XLead / AGM are dangerous if overcharged.
XLead / AGM will be destroyed if allowed to go flat. Below 10.5V they are unrecoverable.
XLead / AGM is taken below 12 volts your appliances will start turning off, including TV’s, fridges, heating, control panels, etc.
XLead / AGM have an ever decreasing power curve.
XLead / AGM are relatively slow to charge.
4X THE POWER
Up to 60% lighter and four times as powerful as lead acid batteries, our lithium-ion batteries are powerful enough to run vital applications including all on-board medical equipment and auxiliary devices such as flood lights and tail lifts.
With a life-span of around 13 years downtime for maintenance is minimal, so your vehicles remain in service for more of the time.
Keeping you in action for longer
Below is a comparison between a leading AGM and our Lithium Iron Phosphate LifePo4 we have chosen to compare with the this as it seems to be the most commonly used battery within the Ambulance Service.
We have quoted figures from the manufacturers own website however from the conversations with Ambulance Service technicians and Ambulance builders that the AGM batteries are regularly needing to be change well before the quoted life expectancy. This is due to the heavy demands, lack of proper re-charging, maintenance and care that is required with Lead / AGM.
It is a known and documented fact, even by the manufacturers themselves that these batteries will seriously degrade reducing performance, capability and lifespan if regularly taken below 50% Depth of Discharge.
POWER WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST
We know from the suppliers and technicians in the service that these AGM batteries are being routinely swapped out multiple times in one year. If we were to factor this into our comparison table the savings of diagnosis, labour, downtime and AGM battery replacement cost would be astronomical.
We have calculated that on average most Ambulance Service high demand cycling are only getting approximately 100 cycles which equates to 45 x less Amp Hours than Lithium. Also to be taken into account on a critical lifesaving vehicle is the cost of the downtime that is required to charge, maintain and replace inferior batteries.
In summary, our Lithium batteries are between 7.5 times and 45 times cheaper than Lead or AGM.
As a producer of industrial batteries we are required, under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, to take back waste batteries. The end user can return them to us free of charge for treatment and recycling. The chemical composition of these batteries is lithium ion phosphate.
The chemical composition of these batteries is lithium ion phosphate.
We take this responsibility very seriously and work with Battery Back to provide these recycling services. You can find out more on their website
To find out more or arrange for the return of your batteries, please contact us on
01323 405 375