Lithium Batteries: Powering the Future of Inverters, solar hybrid system, off-grid solar system, solar PCU system and UPS Industry.
Lithium batteries rapidly transform the inverter, Solar hybrid system, off-grid solar system, and UPS industry, offering significant advantages over traditional lead-acid batteries. Here’s why lithium reigns supreme for the future:

The price gap: The price gap has drastically reduced the pricing of Tubular batteries and Lithium Batteries as the further reduction means the price parity for the same backup time measurements.

At Su-vastika, we offer just 10% above the Tubular Lead Acid battery pricing and hope to have the price parity between Tubular and Lithium by the end of 2024.

Retrofit Lithium-ion battery: At Su-svastika, we have been continuously launching models for retrofitting the old inverters and UPS fitted in the market to replace the lead Acid battery installed with them so that the pollution in the environment reduced and the life of the battery is increased minimum two times compared to the Lead Acid battery. These retrofit Lithium batteries can replace lead acid batteries of any make of Inverter and UPS sold in the market.

The Electronic Control : The Lithium battery has built in Battery Management System which controls the each cell functioning by controlling the equalization of cell voltages and it controls the Overload and short circuit of the battery and monitoring of battery can be done where as the Tubular Lead acid battery is having no electronics and very old technology and has no match for Lithium battery.

Unmatched Energy Density: Lithium batteries pack far more energy into a smaller and lighter package. This makes them ideal for space-constrained applications like residential inverters and mobile UPS systems. Smaller footprints also translate to easier installation and portability. The Tubular Lead Acid battery of 150Ah is equivalent to 80Ah of Lithium battery if we compare the 400 Watt bulb load backup time on both these battery capacities.The Tubular Lead acid baterries comes in C20 capacity where as the lithium-ion battery comes in C1 capacity which makes the major difference in terms of capacity of similar size battery.

2.4KW Lithium-ion battery with UPS

Superior Lifespan: Lithium batteries typically boast 7-10 years lifespans, compared to 2-3 years for Tubular lead-acid batteries. This reduces replacement costs and the environmental impact associated with frequent disposal.

The space saving: The size and weight of the Lithium battery Vs Tubular Lead Acid battery cant be compared as it’s almost 20% of its size and weight which saves the space and makes the transportation easy.

Faster Charging and Discharging: Lithium batteries charge significantly faster, often reaching full capacity within 2-3 hours, compared to 12-15 hours for tubular lead-acid batteries. This ensures quicker recovery during power outages and minimizes downtime.

Enhanced Efficiency and Output: Lithium batteries have higher discharge rates, offering consistent power output throughout their discharge cycle. This improves inverter and UPS performance and extends usable backup time.

No Maintenance: Unlike lead-acid batteries, lithium batteries require practically no maintenance. No topping electrolytes or dealing with gassing issues – plug and play for hassle-free operation.

Environmental Benefits: Lithium batteries are lead-free and have a smaller environmental footprint during production and disposal. Additionally, their high efficiency reduces pollution from power generation.

Emerging Applications: Beyond traditional inverters and UPS, lithium batteries open doors to new applications like off-grid systems, renewable energy storage, and electric vehicle charging.

Challenges and Considerations:

While lithium batteries are superior in many ways, some challenges remain. Their initial cost is higher than lead-acid batteries, though the longer lifespan and reduced maintenance often offset this. Additionally, the Lithium battery manufacturer is not very well versed in the charging technology for the inverter, HYbrid solar system, off-grid solar system, Solar PCU system, and UPS industry, and the BMS needs to be modified according to the available Inverters and UPS.

Lithium batteries are on track to becoming the dominant in Inverters, solar hybrid systems, off-grid solar systems  and  solar UPS systems. Their superior performance, extended life, and environmental benefits make them an attractive choice for consumers and businesses. As production costs continue to decrease and technology advances, the future of backup power belongs to lithium.