Mobile and scalable »plug-and-play« storage system from Zendure
Post date: 06/09/2022 - 17:27
U.S.-Chinese mobile power storage provider Zendure has unveiled the »SuperBase V« at the International Consumer Electronics Fair (Internationalen Funkausstellung, IFA) in Berlin, Germany, an unusually large and also scalable portable system that uses semi-solid-state batteries. There is also a version with lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries. A basic element with a control unit has a capacity of 6.4 kilowatt-hours (kWh; 4.6 kWh in the LiFePO4 version), and four supplementary batteries of the same capacity can be connected. In different configurations of basic and supplementary units, up to 64 kWh total capacity can be achieved.
According to the manufacturer, the basic unit delivers up to 3.68 kilowatts (kW) of power at 230 volts (3.8 kW at 240 V), depending on the configuration also as an emergency power supply. It can be charged from a 230-volt AC connection with up to 2,900 watts (up to 3.600 W at 240 V). At the same time, however, Zendure speaks of a »charge of 5.9 kWh in just one hour«, which requires a »Dual Recharge« mode, though. Solar charging is possible at up to 3 kW, and up to 5.9 kW when combined with a »satellite battery module.«
The system has a variety of connections, and Zendure’s recommended uses range from powering a garden party to a »spare canister« in the trunk of e-cars to use as a home storage system. Sales are to start soon via the »Kickstarter« platform, prices start – without specifying the version available for this – at $1,999.