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Reviews Fortress Power eVault 18.5kWh

Reviews Fortress Power eVault 18.5kWh Lithium Battery

Reviews Fortress Power eVault 18.5kWh Lithium Battery - Today, we're going to talk about the fortress eVault. So the eVault is an 18.5 kilowatt-hour lithium iron phosphate battery. You can stack up to 12 of these batteries in a configuration somewhere in the order of 200 kilowatt-hours of total storage.

Reviews Fortress Power eVault 18.5kWh Lithium Battery

They have their own touchscreen display that provides you with the state of charge the battery voltage, your current flow in and out of the battery bank. Each battery has a 250 amp breaker at the top. So, from the terminals on the battery, its overcurrent protection 250 amps out to the loads. You could directly hook these up to an inverter, or you could wire them to a high current bus, and parallel multiple batteries together to gain a suitable capacity for your application.

Reviews Fortress Power eVault 18.5kWh

This battery is great for larger-scale off-grid applications typically, the minimum obviously is going to be 18 kilowatt-hours. But, if you want to have building blocks of 18 kilowatt-hour chunks, that's where this particular battery is going to be best suited.

Fortress Power eVault 18.5kWh Specifications

eVault 18.5
Total Energy (kWh)18.5
Capacity [Ah]360
Nominal Voltage [V]51.2 (48)
Voltage Range [V]45-58.4
Recommended Charge Current [A]100
Max. Charge Current (Continuous) [A]170
Max. Discharge Current (Continuous) [A]180
Max. Pulse Current (for 10 sec) [A]200
Charging Temperature [F]32 to 113
Discharging Temperature [F]32 to 113
Recommended Storage Temperature [F]50 to 95
Dimension [H xW x D, inch]38.8 x 19.2 x 21.3
Weight [lbs]476
Enclosure Protection RatingIP21
Mounting optionsFloor standing
CertificatesUL 1624
Warranty5/10 Years
ScalabilityMaximum 12 in Parallel (222 kWh)
CommunicationCAN/RS485
High Current Circuit Breaker250A
Efficiency>98%

So, you know typically we'll be using these batteries for applications that are 30 kilowatt hours or more,  because of the significant building blocks as a result of the 18 kilowatt-hour capacity of each of these individual banks.

Reviews Fortress Power eVault 18.5kWh

Another cool feature of this battery is, that it's on casters. So, it weighs about 400 pounds but moving it around to where its final resting place is going to be is pretty easy with the casters. This particular battery has knockouts on the sides. On either side, it allows you to put in like a one-inch conduit, or one-inch string relief right into the battery.


Fortress eVault 18.5kWh

Fortress eVault 18.5kWh Lithium Battery
Fortress eVault 18.5kWh Lithium Battery
Price: $12,420.00
The Fortress eVault 18.5kWh lithium battery uses the safest, environmentally friendly Prismatic Lithium Iron Phosphate cells available! Expandable from 18.5 kWh to 222 kWh for both residential and commercial buildings. Competitively priced and easy to install with 98% round-trip efficiency. 10-year warranty; up to 6,000+ cycles.

And then the battery has a cover that you can screw on the top, and that allows the entire connections,  and everything to be protected. So, you can run the conduit in a run, conduit up to your inverter, and then screw in the cover.  And now, it's completely sealed up.

Reviews Fortress Power eVault 18.5kWh

Okay, so this covers the fortress eVault battery. It's a very simple battery to integrate, it's pretty much, just a connect-up solution turn it on, set up your settings, it does offer some closed-loop communications with inverter systems.

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