4 Management Team Michelle Robinson – COO Co-founder of LiFeBATT along with Don HarmonBA in Business Administration and Computer Science – Univ. of Maryland OkinawaNative of TaiwanFluent in Chinese languages, Taiwanese and EnglishExperience as sales manager for import-export of computer and electronics components
5 Management Team Phillip Wright – CEO Account Executive at Dan River Inc. responsible for salesMilitary Marketing Manager for the International Textile GroupCo-founder of Solar Marine Solutions battery operated boat lifts
6 Management Team Don Harmon – Chief Marketing Officer Co-founder of LiFeBATT along with Michelle RobinsonB.S. Industrial Design – University of CincinnattiWalt Disney Imagineering DivisionFounded the Form Factory in 1999Developed the Rapture electric 3 wheel trike
7 Management Team Don Gerhardt - CTO BSME - Purdue UniversityPhD Engineering & MBA – University of MichiganEngineering, Purchasing, Product Planning and Management positions at GM, Ford and Ingersoll-RandExperience with the design of cars, medium and class 8 trucks, construction equipment and electric golf and utility vehiclesExperience with engineering installations of Cummins, Cat, DDA, Deutz, Isuzu, Kubota and Yanmar diesel enginesTrustee of the Miles Value Engineering FoundationDirector of Supplier Quality and Technology at Ingersoll-RandResponsible for advanced technology including batteries at I-R Club Car, ThermoKing and Schlage Security SystemsDirected over 100 Value Engineering Leaders for I-R and suppliers
8 LiFeBATT Background Private corporation World headquarters in Danville VASpecializes in advanced engineering applications with lithium battery technologyUsed lithium battery technology developed at the University of Texas and licensed by Phostech Lithium Inc.Future batteries will use 5 volt electrolyte developed by the US Army
9 LiFeBATT Significant Events 2008Agreement signed with Phostech Lithium to use the advanced technology developed at the Univ. of Texas for lithium iron phosphate cellsLiFeBATT owns the trademark to the name LiFeBATTSandia National Laboratories publishes positive report on LiFeBATT cells
10 LiFeBATT Significant Events 2009Initial evaluation applications with cylindrical cells2010LiFeBATT worldwide headquarters moved to Danville VA
11 LiFeBATT Significant Events 2011LiFeBATT signs European distributor agreement with Toyota TsushoConcorde Battery informs LiFeBATT that after 3 years of testing LiFeBATT has the best and safest battery. Concorde plans to use LiFeBATT cells for future aviation batteries2012LiFeBATT begins production of new P-20 prismatic cells
12 LiFeBATT Significant Events 2013LiFeBATT achieved approval from the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) of the Dept. of Labor for use in underground mine applications2014Began supplying production batteries to American Mine Research for use in underground Wi-Fi systems
13 LiFeBATT Mission Statement To provide the highest value and safest battery systems to our customers using advanced cost effective technology.
14 LiFeBATT USA Mission Statement LiFeBATT will bring Lithium battery cell manufacture to US by 2015 and provide employment up to 500 by 2020.LiFeBATT will provide for energy storage and Micro grid systems for supporting existing grid in major cities.Enable US companies to assembly and develop DC product applications.
15 LiFeBATT Vision Statement Empowering employees and our suppliers to provide the highest level of service and safe cost effective battery technology to our customers.To provide training and employment in the local areas where LiFeBATT facilities are located.To invest in efficient production facilities in the local areas where LiFeBATT facilities are located.
25 LiFeBATT Product Progression 2008 C10 AHr Cylindrical cell2010 C14 AHr Cylindrical cell2012 P18 & P20 AHr Prismatic cellsFuture Plans5 volt electrolyte developed by US ArmyAdditional cell manufacturing in the USA
41 Battery Management System Functions Protect the batteryOptimize the battery performanceRecord and store informationCommunication
42 Battery Management System Protection Functions Prevent the cells in a battery from going below their low voltage thresholdPrevent the cells in a battery from going above their high voltage thresholdProtect cells from exceeding their temperature limitProtect cells from exceeding their current limits
43 LiFeBATT Battery Management LiFeBATT has two different approaches to battery management in order to provide the most optimum solution for the applicationBMS circuit boardsUsed for small applications up to 100 ampsVMS circuit boardsUsed for large applications over 100 amps
44 LiFeBATT Battery Management BMS Circuit BoardsUsed for applications up to 100 ampsThe BMS boards have Mosfet switches on the board that can switch up to 100 ampsVMS Circuit BoardsUse in conjunction with external contactor relays that can switch from 100 amps to 1000 amps or moreAn Intermediary Module (IM) with microprocessor control is used to control the contactor relays
45 Battery Management System BMS Negative wire to Anderson output plugBMS WireHarnessNegative wire from cell 4
46 BMS Circuit Board Negative output to Anderson connector Negative input from cell 46 mm screw12 V inputwire fromcell 1 positiveterminalThermocoupleConnectionBMS wire harness connection
47 VMS Circuit Board on Opposite Side of Training Battery
48 LiFeBATT Battery Management System There are five different BMS circuit boardsBMS4S - 4 cells in series for 12 voltsBMS5S – 5 cells in series for 15 voltsBMS8S – 8 cells in series for 24 voltsBMS12S – 12 cells in series for 36 voltsBMS16S – 16 cells in series for 48 volts
49 LiFeBATT BMS4S Specifications Maximum charge current: 100 AmpsMaximum discharge current: 100 AmpsMaximum balance capability: 100 mA4 ports of accurate A/D converters that limit the balance tolerance within 50 mVMaximum pack module: 2 in seriesRecords error codes and cycles used
50 LiFeBATT BMS4S Specifications High voltage cell cutoff: VLow voltage cell cutoff: VHigh discharge current cutoff: 115 ampsCell temperature warning: over 55 CMOSFET temperature over 85 CUART port communicationWake up criterion: charger or discharge current of 3 amps, charger voltage 1 volt over pack voltage
51 LiFeBATT VMS LiFeBATT has two different VMS circuit boards. Standard speed VMSCan be used for up to 11 battery packsHigh speed VMSCommunication up to KbpsSerial connection up to 120 battery packs at 19.2 KbpsAdditional Intermediary Modules (IM) can be used for larger systems than 120 packsSize is 70mm x 65 mm x 9.5mmUsed on training batteries
52 LiFeBATT VMS One VMS circuit board is used for every 4 cells Each VMS in the battery system has its own identification numberThe computer can read the data stored in each VMS
53 LiFeBATT VMS Specifications Over voltage protection3.8 V buzzer on and off every second3.95 V OVP and LED signals change to high4.2 V High voltage error recorded to MCULow Voltage Protection2.6 V buzzer on and off every second2.0 V LVP and LED signals change to high1.9 V Low voltage error recorded to MCU
54 D-9 Interface Connectors from VMS Circuit boards
60 IM Module connected to D-9 Display Board Connectors on Battery 60
61 Lithium Battery Charging Methods Charge each cell individually via wires going to each cellShunt current away from the high cell group via the balance tapShut off charge and bleed current off the high cell group until it’s discharged a bit, then resume charging
62 Lithium Ion Charging Constant Current - Constant Voltage
80 Battery Training System LiFeBATT has developed a battery training system that can be used at education institutions and industry locationsThe training covers all major battery chemistries with an emphasis on lithium batteriesThe training system is a complete package that includes:Lecture presentationsLaboratory exercises, quizzes and testsBasic and Advanced training stationsLithium batteries and all chargers, battery analyzers, software and test equipment required to complete the course80
81 Inaugural Course was in May 2011 at the Danville VA Cyber Park Danville Community College and Institute for Advanced Learning and Research81
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