Hybrid Yacht Power: Balqon Deliver HIQA System

Press Release
Sunday, February 03, 2013

DSE Hybrid selects Balqon Corporation lithium battery system for Island Pilot hybrid yacht using solar electric drive.

Balqon Corporation, a developer of electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium battery storage devices, have delivered and installed a HIQAP™ high energy storage 1000 ahr, 48 volt battery system into Island Pilot Yacht, America’s First Hybrid Yacht, powered by DSE Hybrid solar electric drive. The Battery System delivered included lithium batteries, Balqon proprietary Battery Management System, Charger and CAN Bus control systems to safely manage charge and discharge of batteries during daily operation.

Balqon HIQAP™ battery system is designed to be a direct replacement of lead acid batteries in the transportation and energy storage applications. HIQAP™ 1000 ahr lithium battery system includes integrated Balqon proprietary battery management and control system with CAN Bus controlled Charger. System also includes relay control for Solar Charge Controller and power Inverter controls to safely charge and discharge lithium battery pack.

“Our proprietary 1000 ahr capacity single cell battery design enables our customers to upgrade from lead acid batteries to higher transfer efficiency lithium solutions with minimum effort,” said Balwinder Samra, CEO of Balqon Corporation. “By using our fully integrated battery system, our customers save integration time and development costs”, he added.

Headquartered in Harbor City, California, Balqon Corporation is a leading developer of zero-emissions electric drive systems, lithium battery storage systems and medium to heavy-duty electric vehicles.

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