Toshiba is displaying its line-up of SCiB battery cells and modules at this year’s Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo. As a result of their LTO chemistry, these batteries can be charged with very high currents even at low temperatures, without the risk of lithium plating or the formation of lithium dendrites that might endanger the safety of conventional lithium-ion chemistries, according to the company. Even under such demanding load profiles, SCiB batteries offer an extremely long lifetime and usually last more than 15 years without the need for replacement. Accordingly, LTO enables new concepts for frequent recharging of electric vessels, where the capacity, size and cost of the battery can be minimized.
Toshiba is also developing new methods to monitor the state of health, allowing the batteries to be used to the full extent of their life and maximizing their value. With the voltage deviation method, the capacity and resistance of individual modules can be monitored during normal operation without the need to shut down the system for service.
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