PowerRack and PowerBrick batteries now compatible with STUDER INNOTEC inverters

The PowerRack® and PowerBrick® battery ranges are now compatible with STUDER INNOTEC inverters..

The famous Swiss manufacturer of inverters for self-consumption and off-grid applications has confirmed the full compatibility between their inverters in the following range :

The PowerRack® range ensures compatibility with direct communication via the Xcom-CAN system for full battery control by the inverter.

The PowerBrick® range is compatible without the need for communication with the inverter. PowerBrick are then installed in the same way as AGM lead-acid batteries or other batteries. This installation method is faster and does not require additional cables or systems to operate.

We are delighted to work with Studer Innotec, a company that has been producing high quality energy converters for many years. Unlike other manufacturers, Studer Innotec controls the entire design of its products, which is a guarantee of reliability and an assurance of product durability.

Real time monitoring and telemetry service launched for PowerRack® battery system

Monitoring & Telemetry Interface for PowerRack
Monitoring & Telemetry Interface for PowerRack®

The Monitoring and Telemetry service is now available for our PowerRack® battery system.

This service allows all battery operating parameters to be monitored in real time.

All information is collected by WIFI, 3G/4G, or TCP-IP ethernet networks.

The service is based on a secure API-REST interface based in a secure cloud.

The main features of the service are as follows:

Remote configuration

  • Parameter setting of all battery functions and operating thresholds (temperature range, voltage range, current range, power range, warning thresholds, maximum discharge depth, etc.)
  • More than 70 accessible parameters
  • Remote firmware update

Remote monitoring

  • Viewing all battery operating data
  • Early phase incident detection
  • Consultation of parameters in the form of graphs and tables
  • Fleet management and preventive maintenance

Data history

  • The data is compressed into 5 levels according to their age
  • The average, minimum and maximum values of each parameter are kept indefinitely
  • Data consultation by a “Time-Shift” function

Consultation 24-7 via WEB Interface

  • The data is accessible on any Internet browser (PC or smartphone) with secure access to the platform
  • The data is accessible from a database cluster and saved on a daily basis
  • Management of user profiles and access rights for data consultation.
  • all stored data is encrypted with strong algorithm for privacy

SMS or Email alert management

  • An SMS or email alert can be configured to be triggered according to the parameters defined by the user.
  • Alerts can automatically open an assistance or maintenance ticket on the ticketing tools available at the customer’s premises

The service requires a subscription that supports the provision of the “Gateway” module for the PowerRack, the communication package, the rental of a dedicated or shared server.

The system is now operational for the PowerRack® range.

It will be available soon for the PowerModule® product range.

World premiere: “Ducasse sur Seine”, the first 100% Electric Michelin Starred restaurant boat, equipped with the PowerRack battery system

Ducasse sur Seine electric boat - PowerRack
Ducasse sur Seine – PowerRack

PowerTech Systems is pleased to announce that it is equipping the “Ducasse sur Seine”, 100% electric boat with its  PowerRack®  modular lithium battery system.

This 100% electric boat (propulsion, on-board equipment, kitchens, etc.) is powered entirely by our Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries, representing a stored energy of 720 kWh divided into two totally independent PowerRack banks.

The PowerRack battery system, certified by Bureau Veritas in early 2018, consists of 24 cabinets of 30kWh in 700V DC, connected in parallel. These batteries represent a weight of about 9 tons on board. This cabinet system limits floor space and allows energy to be stacked over the entire height of the hull, making the installation compact and integrated into the boat.

The “Ducasse sur Seine” has been in production since September 10, 2018. It delights the taste buds of its passengers twice a day (lunch and dinner), every day of the week. The trip to the heart of Paris is done without vibrations, silently, and without any pollution.

The official inauguration of the new vessel took place on 25 September 2018 in the presence of Mrs Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, and other personalities.

PowerTech Systems partner of EclairSea, specialist in electrical conversion of boats

Partnership with EclairSea

Poissy, July 2nd, 2018

EclairSea jumps into electric

EclairSea promotes econavigation by proposing the electrical conversion of boats. With a first successful experience on vessel “les 2 brigands” for the association “Marché sur l’eau”.
The comfort and technical advantages of an electric motor are far from negligible: silent and no vibrationnavigation, with almost no maintenance, space saving and better weight distribution on the boats.

PowerTech Systems contributes to this success by integrating several PowerBrick+ 250Ah 12V batteries into the system. They are more ecological, more compact, and totally secure. The presence of an integrated BMS ensures optimum safety and prevents any risk of explosion and self-ignition thanks to their Lithium Iron Phosphate technology, LiFePO4.

On an all-electric boat, energy is precious.

PowerBrick+ Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries for considerable benefits

  • Small weight

    Lithium iron phosphate batteries provide a better power-to-weight ratio than lead batteries. They are on average 2 to 3 times lighter than traditional lead-acid batteries.

  • Small footprint

    Thanks to the compactness of Lithium Iron Phosphate technology, it can be accommodated in a considerable number of locations. In addition, it can be positioned in any direction. But above all, it increases the storage capacity (Ah) for the same volume.

  • Very high lifespan

    Lithium iron phosphate 12V batteries have a large number of charging cycles (up to 5000). This allows them to last more than 10 years.

  • High safety

    Equipped with a management system called Battery Management System (BMS), the cells of the lithium ion battery are automatically balanced during charging. The BMS stops the battery operation in case of:

    o Overcurrent
    o Over-voltage (during loading)
    o Undervoltage (during discharge)
    o Overheating