Kilovault Hab - KiloVault® is devoted to providing innovative and inexpensive renewable power options for residential and business applications.
KiloVault® design, market, and promote vitality storage and energy conversion products primarily based on leading-edge technologies, that scale back the cost of entry for owners, and assist cut back the impression of humanity on the surroundings.
KiloVault® has greater than 20 years of expertise designing renewable power programs. Our founders and lead improvement engineers have unique perception into the needs of the residential power. This is just their latest concept to assist prospects retailer the sun, and save the planet.
Kilovault Hab - KiloVault® Solar Energy Storage merchandise cover a variety of functions, together with Flexible Energy Storage, Wall-Mount Energy Storage, and Portable Emergency Power.
1. KiloVault HLX Series
KiloVault HLX-Series Deep- Cycle Lithium Batteries offer a configurable approach to residential energy storage needs. The HLX Series can be used individually or together for 12, 24, or 48-volt programs, with storage capacities ranging from 150 Amp-hours to 1,200 Amp-hours.
KiloVault HLX Series Features:
- Flexible – Works in 12, 24, or 48V configurations
- Gives You More- You can use the complete battery’s capability, discharging it 100%
- Long-life- Even after discharging it fully 2000 instances, 80% of the capability remains.
- Maintenance Free – No watering required, or cleaning of hazardous chemicals
- High Efficiency – Giving you up to 12% more use-able stored vitality
- Smart Investment – Lower value per watt-hour/cycle and an extended lifespan than lead batteries
- Safer – No thermal run-away points as with other lithium technologies
- Heavy Duty -Takes as much as 150A of continuous charging/discharging current, meeting the robust calls for of significant inverters and chargers
- 7.5 Year Warranty
KiloVault HLX Series Product Specifications:
|1200 HLX||1800 HLX||3600 HLX|
|Rated Voltage||12.8 V DC||12.8 V DC||12.8 V DC|
|Nominal Amp-Hour Capacity||100Ah||150Ah||300Ah|
|Continuous Discharge Current||100A||150Ah||150Ah|
|Maximum Discharge Current||100A||150Ah||200A for 30 min, 150A (continuous)|
|Max Charge Current||80A||150Ah||150Ah|
|Peak Discharge Current < 3 secs||350A||500A||500A|
|Length||12.5 in (318 mm)||19.1 in (485 mm)||20.5 in (520 mm)|
|Width||6.5 in (165 mm)||6.7 in (170 mm)||8.7 in (220 mm)|
|Height||8.5 in (215 mm)||9.4 in (240 mm)||10.6 in (269 mm)|
|Battery Weight||27 lbs (12.2 kg)||41.7 lbs (18.9kg)||84.4 lbs (38.3 kg)|
|Shipping Weight||30 lbs (13.6 kg)||45.2 lbs (20.5kg)||103.4 lbs (46.9 kg)|
KiloVault 1800 HLX
2. KiloVault RES-Q
KiloVault RES-Q Portable Emergency Power Unit includes a 1,200 Watt-Hour battery, charge controller, and inverter that can power a fridge and charge cell telephones. The KiloVault RES-Q is designed to be charged by solar panels, a backup generator, or standard 120 VAC energy, and can provide up to 1200Wh of emergency backup energy.
KiloVault RES-Q Features:
- 1500W Pure Sinewave Inverter
- 1200Wh KiloVault Lithium Battery
- 25A Solar Charge Controller
- Built-in AC Charger
- Liquid Crystal Display Status
- 2x 120V Outlets
- 1x 12V Cigarette Lighter Adapter
- Lead Acid Battery Expansion Port
KiloVault RES-Q Specifications:
|Rated Energy Capacity (Watt Hours)||1280 Wh|
|DC Voltage Nominal||12.8V|
|Nominal Amp-Hour Capacity||100 Ah|
|Cycle Rating||2500+ cycles @ 80% Depth of Discharge|
|Minimum Charge Time||2.5 Hours|
|Charge Retention||1 Year (85%)|
|Integrated Inverter||1500W continuous output/120VAC pure sinewave/Slow start function protects inverter from over-current draw|
|Maximum Charge Current||15A @ 12V from AC or DC circuitry|
|Maximum DC Output||20A|
|Operating Temperature||23 – 111°F (-5 – 45°C)|
|Surge Ratings||3000W (5ms), Soft Start (for brief surges)|
|Environmental Rating||Indoor rated only - not rated for wet, damp, snowy circumstances|
|Expansion Port for External Battery||We extremely recommend using an LFP battery (ie. KiloVault). The RES-Q utterly discharges the exterior battery, down to 10.5V, before switching to the internal battery. Completely discharging a lead-acid battery will likely damage it and permanently cut back its capacity.|
|Warranty||2 Year Limited|
|Length||18.9 in (480 mm)|
|Width||9.4 in (238 mm)|
|Height||15.7 in (400 mm)|
|Weight||61.7 lbs (28 kg)|
KiloVault RESQ 1500
KiloVault HLX Tips And FAQ
Is it good to insulate the KiloVault battery?
It's the identical with any type of battery. Because batteries heat up after they charge, when you insulate the field they're in, it should retain the heat better and the batteries will stay hotter. But make certain to take away the insulation within the sizzling months, as overheated batteries can have a shorter life.
What is the best operating and storage temperature for the KiloVault?
The optimum temperature range total is 59 – 95°F (15 – 35°C). Full working temperatures must be larger than 32°F (O°C) and less than 133°F (45°C). Charging the battery below 32°F (0°C) will potentially injury it.
What are the advisable charge controller/inverter settings?
We highly advocate setting the Bulk/Absorb voltage to *14.0V* for a 12V system (*28.0V* for 24V system, *56.0V* for 48V), float voltage of 13.8V (27.6V for 24V, 55.2V for 48V). Higher settings will scale back the *life* of the batteries. For the inverter low voltage cut-off we strongly advocate 12.0V *or larger* (24.0V, for 24V programs, 48.0V for 48V systems). Limit the duration of the soak up voltage interval to 2 minutes if the charger is greater than 100A, in any other case set to five minutes.
Are there any issues when wiring the batteries in parallel?
Yes - for the HLX series batteries, the maximum configuration is 4 parallel strings of 4 collection batteries (16). In addition, when adding one other parallel row of batteries to an existing one, it is very important maintain all parallel series strings within 0.2V of one another. Before adding a brand new row of batteries to an existing one, charge all batteries to 100% first.
For the CHLX series batteries, a maximum of 4 batteries can be utilized in series or parallel, but NOT both. The CHLX are programmed so that when they're in parallel or collection if one gets chilly sufficient to start out heating, the entire CHLX in series or parallel will start heating. This is to forestall extensively completely different power attracts and states of charge in the battery bank when some are heating and can't charge, while others are warm enough to charge. As the communication between the CHLX happens by way of the facility cables, if related this manner, this communication can not take place.
Can I mix and match models or brands?
No - this isn't good apply with any battery bank.
Should I do an equalization charge on the batteries?
No- very like AGM batteries, an equalization charge could harm them by overcharging them.
Are the batteries shipped totally charged, or do I must charge them?
No - transport guidelines do not permit deep cycle batteries to be absolutely charged during shipment. **Before you put the batteries into operation they must ALL be charged to exactly the identical voltage (select a voltage between 14.0-14.4, V however make sure that they're *ALL* the same). This will ensure you start with a fair charge across the battery financial institution. Suggested battery charger (cables not included with this charger but can be found - use merchandise code ALTCC-6AWG-60RB). We do NOT counsel utilizing the Iota IQ-LIFE PO Smart Charger accessory to be used with KiloVault batteries as a result of the charge voltage is too high.
Can I do a relentless trickle charge on the batteries?
Storing the batteries with a relentless small trickle charge shouldn't be really useful. Unlike lead-acid batteries, lithium iron phosphate batteries self-consume power at such a low charge (0.020 amps or about 6 Watt-hours/day), the battery may be easily over-charged if put on a trickle charger. Over-charging the battery triggers the over-charge safety - shutting it down until the voltage goes down enough by itself. Once that occurs the trickle charger would quickly elevate the voltage up too excessive as soon as again. As a consequence, the constant cycling of this circuitry will shorten the lifetime of the entire battery.
Is it unhealthy to overcharge or over-discharge the battery?
Yes, it will decrease the life of the battery. It’s beneficial to never discharge or charge the battery to the purpose the place it has to shut down to guard itself.
Kilovault Hab - I've been running my new system with the KiloVault 3600 HLX for 2 weeks and it really works incredible. I've watched it put out 168 amps with no situation and only a couple tenths drop in voltage while doing it after which immediately returns to the conventional 13. 3 volts.
I've seen it charge very quickly at 68 amps from my photovoltaic array. The only concern I've had is that the BMS will put this battery on standby when my PV input matches the load on the battery... all the system "pauses" causing the inverter to close off, the charge controller goes to relaxation, or to alarm and the 12-volt system goes dead for a couple of seconds... Be suggested the battery can go on standby...