XPAND Direct Liquid Cooled Battery ModuleXPAND Direct Liquid Cooled Battery ModuleThe performance, safety and cost of ownership of an energy storage system depend not only on the quality of the cell itself, but how well the other parts of the system work together in demanding environments.

We have brought together highly-skilled mechanical, electrical, thermal and software engineers, world-class manufacturing capabilities, and a powerful commitment to customer support to help create energy storage systems that help power your innovation. Through our engineering process we evaluated over 2,000 different sets of requirements from multiple industries in order to develop a robust building block with customizable features that allow optimized system solutions.

 

Introducing the XPAND Family of Energy Storage Systems

The XPAND Modular Pack (XMP) is the core building block of XALT Energy’s state of the art Energy Storage Systems (ESS) based on XALT Energy’s world class lithium-ion cell designs. XMP is designed for use in multiple applications including hybrid and electric commercial truck, bus and heavy duty transportation; hybrid and electric marine power and propulsion, and grid and stationary applications.

XPAND High Voltage Energy Storage System (ESS) StringXPAND High Voltage Energy Storage System (ESS) String

Flexibility

The XMP cores are designed to accommodate XALT's family of 225mm cells, anticipating a wide variety of application voltages, powers, and energies. The XMP can be used individually or can be strung together in series and parallel to create large high energy and higher voltage systems.

Customizable Solutions

XPAND’s “variable bulkhead” design allows customized selections of interfaces (for example connectors, fuses) without having to redesign or retool the rest of the pack.

Performance  Characteristic

 

XMP 71P

XMP 99P

XMP 114E

XALT Lithium-ion Cell

Ah

40Ah HP

56Ah HP

65Ah UHE

Pack Configuration

P / S

2P 24S

Capacity (Rated @ C/2)

Ah

80

112

 130

Voltage (Nominal)

V

88.8

88.4

88.1

Discharge Energy (C/2)

Wh

7,104

9,900

11,450

Weight

Kg

76.8

74.9

75.9

Specific Energy

Wh/Kg

≥92

≥130

≥150

Volumetric Energy Density

Wh/L

≥111

≥154

≥179 

Dimensions (all versions incl base)

mm

(W) 303 (L) 753 (H) 282

Advanced Thermal Management

XMP packs utilize an advanced, active liquid cooling system that maintains consistent cell temperatures throughout the pack and to respond quickly to temperature fluctuations due to ambient conditions of high cell duty cycles. No need for bulky air plenums, noisy fans, conditioned air, and costly filter maintenance.  Energy efficient direct liquid cooling prolongs cell life under the most demanding cycles.

 

Battery Management System (BMS)

Voltage & temperature parametric management example performed by XALT BMSVoltage & temperature parametric management example performed by XALT BMS

The BMS is the “brains” of the XMP system providing the monitoring, balancing and safety functionality for the system. 

The main job of the BMS is to maintain the Lithium-ion cells within their safe operating range regardless of the demands being placed on them. This means the ability to accurately predict operating situations that have the potential for creating over-voltage or  under-voltage conditions, as well as high or low temperature conditions – then reacting quickly and safely to prevent those conditions from occurring.

Battery Management System (BMS) pdf

 

Comprehensive System Level Testing of XPAND Packs & BMSComprehensive System Level Testing of XPAND Packs & BMSPrimary BMS Controller Functions:

  • Monitors and controls SOC, SOH, Internal resistance measurement and the maximum allowable current (in charge and discharge modes)
  • Performs battery charge management (current set point)
  • Actively manages cell balancing (resistive)
  • Performs battery thermal management
  • Monitors for over voltage, low voltage, over current and fault detection
  • Manages degraded modes, ensuring system and user safety
  • Provides diagnostics and remote monitoring capability

BDU/SCU (Battery Disconnect Unit/String Control Unit)

  • XALT Energy Battery Disconnect Unit/String Control UnitXALT Energy Battery Disconnect Unit/String Control UnitManages one (1) string of sub-packs per system
  • Includes HV contactors, current sensing and pre-charge circuit
  • Measures the HV insulation resistance between the battery system and ground
  • Voltage monitoring and SoC calculation
  • Communicates through J1939 CANBus to the application or MCU when there is more than one (1) string for control
  • Supports diagnostic services for reprogramming and calibration
  • Contributes to the functional safety of the battery system

 Battery Disconnect Unit/String Control Unit

 

To learn how XALT Energy’s system solutions can help meet your needs, contact us.