RPS lithium batteries significantly reduce operating costs of your warehouse trucks. The benefit becomes obvious: Real world example in Chicago, IL: using lithium batteries on 29 truck fleet for a 6 day-per-week operation, will save nearly $400K over 4 years. Reduction of costs is driven by:
- Lithium battery packs let you have only one battery per truck (vs 2 or 3 in traditional lead acid battery setup) this is possible through opportunity charging and consistent full charge times of less than 2 hours.
- RPS battery lifetime is twice as long as that of lead-acid and gel batteries.
- No battery room or maintenance. Savings on equipment of battery room, wages for maintenance personnel and outsource maintenance contracts.
RPS Active battery
RPS lithium batteries represent a new lithium battery generation with an active balancing system that is based on a number of unique patented technical solutions. RPS Battery Equalizer our proprietary active balancing system that enables such features aw as charge equalization between cells and a virtual cell effect that keeps the battery working even if 1 cell fails. This features places RPS batteries well ahead of competition. Patented RPS Battery Equalizer technology actively transfers power between cells, equalizing voltage and making full capacity of the battery available. Now 100% battery capacity is always at your disposal. Battery continues to be operational, even if some cells have lost their ability to store energy, thus making a virtual cell effect. Conventional lithium batteries become inoperable if one of their cells degrades. Another advantage of RPS Active system is extremely low self-discharge (less than 3% per month). This minimizes the need to charge batteries when stored for an extended period of time. Protection and switching functionality that is specifically developed for warehouse environment prevents battery damage. While creating RPS Active battery we took into account all disadvantages of conventional lithium batteries, providing our product with higher available capacity, longer lifetime and faster charge time.
Lithium batteries require high power continuous current chargers that are controlled by the battery through a dedicated digital connection. Charger plug design provides for automatic truck power-down when it is connected to it. This feature enables charging the truck with a simple connection of the charger to the trucks. Electronics will do the rest! Stopping the charging process requires only disconnecting the charger plug from the battery. The plug automatically detects the start of disconnecting and stops the chargers and disconnects lithium cells from its charger port. We offer a range of Power Designers, EcoTech and ACT chargers all with a successful track record with lithium batteries. For more information visit our website or call us – we will help you to choose the right chargers and proper location for opportunity charging stations throughout your warehouse.
It is known that the total cost of fleet ownership consists of equipment price and its operating costs. With warehouse trucks the more operating cost the higher the total cost of ownership.. We built our battery to minimize your fleet operating costs and increase its efficiency. Our batteries reduce the cost of fleet ownership by half. This is achieved through a shorter (up to 4 times in comparison with lead-acid battery) charge time and longer battery operating time that leads to several major advantages: You no longer have to use two batteries for one lift when the first battery is charging and the second one works. One truck – one lithium battery! Moreover, lithium batteries can be opportunity charged during short work breaks. Battery room equipment and maintenance is no longer required! You save precious warehouse space and reduce maintenance cost and charging personnel wages. Electricity savings: RPS battery charging and discharging efficiency leads to lower electricity costs and CO2 footprint. With a large fleet this can be a strong argument for switching from lead-acid or gel batteries to lithium. RPS lithium batteries significantly reduce operating costs of your warehouse equipment. The benefit becomes obvious in this real world example in Chicago, IL: using just one battery per truck on 29 trucks for a 6 day-per-week operation, will save nearly $400K over 4 years.
If you use equipment more than 5-8 motor-hours a day, with a traditional setup you need 2 lead-acid batteries. With Lithium you only need 1! RPS lithium battery does not require additional investments in battery room or battery maintenance personnel. In addition, lithium batteries are more power-efficient and use 35% less electricity. Because a much smaller lithium battery can handle the same workload, properly sizing a lithium battery can further increase your cost savings. To select the right battery for you our sales managers need detailed information about the facility and nature of operations in which you plan to use the new batteries. Just call us and together we will select the ideal battery and a charger.
Product Downloads / Resources:
- Operations Manual
- Product Cut Sheet
- SDS – Safety Data Sheet