Kilovolt Consulting – KiloVault® is devoted to providing modern and affordable renewable power options for residential and industrial applications.
KiloVault® design, market, and promote energy storage and power conversion merchandise primarily based on modern technologies, that reduce the cost of entry for householders, and assist scale back the impression of humanity on the surroundings.
KiloVault® has greater than 20 years of expertise designing renewable power systems. Our founders and lead growth engineers have distinctive insight into the wants of the residential power. This is just their latest idea to help clients store the sun, and save the planet.
Kilovolt Consulting – KiloVault® Solar Energy Storage products cowl a variety of applications, 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 strategy to residential energy storage wants. The HLX Series can be utilized individually or in combination for 12, 24, or 48-volt systems, with storage capacities starting 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 full battery’s capacity, discharging it 100%
- Long-life- Even after discharging it utterly 2000 times, 80% of the capability stays.
- Maintenance Free – No watering required, or cleaning of hazardous chemical substances
- High Efficiency – Giving you up to 12% extra use-able saved energy
- Smart Investment – Lower value per watt-hour/cycle and a longer lifespan than lead batteries
- Safer – No thermal run-away issues as with other lithium applied sciences
- Heavy Duty -Takes as much as 150A of steady charging/discharging present, meeting the robust demands 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 refrigerator and charge cell telephones. The KiloVault RES-Q is designed to be charged by photovoltaic panels, a backup generator, or commonplace 120 VAC power, and will present as much as 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 steady output/120VAC pure sinewave/Slow start feature 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 solely – not rated for rainy, damp, snowy conditions|
|Expansion Port for External Battery||We extremely recommend utilizing an LFP battery (ie. KiloVault). The RES-Q utterly discharges the exterior battery, right down to 10.5V, before switching to the internal battery. Completely discharging a lead-acid battery will seemingly injury 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 when they charge, when you insulate the box they’re in, it will retain the heat better and the batteries will stay hotter. But make sure that to remove the insulation within the scorching months, as overheated batteries can have a shorter life.
What is one of the best operating and storage temperature for the KiloVault?
The optimal temperature vary overall 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 beneath 32°F (0°C) will probably harm it.
What are the really helpful charge controller/inverter settings?
We highly suggest 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 cut back the *life* of the batteries. For the inverter low voltage cut-off we strongly suggest 12.0V *or greater* (24.0V, for 24V methods, 48.0V for 48V systems). Limit the duration of the take in voltage period to 2 minutes if the charger is more than 100A, in any other case set to 5 minutes.
Are there any concerns when wiring the batteries in parallel?
Yes – for the HLX collection batteries, the maximum configuration is 4 parallel strings of 4 sequence batteries (16). In addition, when adding another parallel row of batteries to an current one, it is important to preserve all parallel sequence strings within 0.2V of each other. Before including a new row of batteries to an existing one, charge all batteries to 100% first.
For the CHLX series batteries, a most of 4 batteries can be used in sequence or parallel, but NOT each. The CHLX are programmed in order that when they are in parallel or sequence if one will get cold enough to start heating, the entire CHLX in sequence or parallel will start heating. This is to prevent broadly completely different power attracts and states of charge in the battery bank when some are heating and can’t charge, whereas others are heat enough to charge. As the communication between the CHLX occurs via the facility cables, if related this fashion, this communication can’t happen.
Can I mix and match models or brands?
No – this isn’t good apply with any battery financial institution.
Should I do an equalization charge on the batteries?
No- very like AGM batteries, an equalization charge may injury them by overcharging them.
Are the batteries shipped absolutely charged, or do I must charge them?
No – transport tips don’t allow deep cycle batteries to be totally charged during shipment. **Before you place 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 they are *ALL* the same). This will make sure you begin with an excellent charge throughout the battery financial institution. Suggested battery charger (cables not included with this charger however can be found – use item code ALTCC-6AWG-60RB). We do NOT counsel using the Iota IQ-LIFE PO Smart Charger accent for use with KiloVault batteries as a result of the charge voltage is simply too excessive.
Can I do a relentless trickle charge on the batteries?
Storing the batteries with a continuing small trickle charge isn’t advisable. Unlike lead-acid batteries, lithium iron phosphate batteries self-consume energy at such a low charge (0.020 amps or about 6 Watt-hours/day), the battery will be easily over-charged if placed on a trickle charger. Over-charging the battery triggers the over-charge protection – shutting it down until the voltage goes down sufficient by itself. Once that occurs the trickle charger would quickly increase the voltage up too excessive once once more. As a result, the fixed biking of this circuitry will shorten the life of the complete battery.
Is it bad to overcharge or over-discharge the battery?
Yes, it will lower the life of the battery. It’s really helpful to by no means discharge or charge the battery to the purpose the place it has to shut down to guard itself.
Kilovolt Consulting – I have been running my new system with the KiloVault 3600 HLX for two weeks and it really works implausible. I’ve watched it put out 168 amps with no concern and only a pair tenths drop in voltage whereas doing it and then immediately returns to the conventional 13. 3 volts.
I have seen it charge very quickly at 68 amps from my solar array. The only problem I’ve had is that the BMS will put this battery on standby when my PV enter 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 useless for a few seconds… Be suggested the battery can go on standby…