Almost everything we use in our daily lives requires power in some form or another. From running a toaster at home to operating drills in a deep mine, electricity from a reliable power source is an absolute necessary. There are situations however, when the power source is not readily available. In cases like these, there are usually two options: fossil fuel powered generators or battery based generators or as we call them BattPacks.
Before BattPacks and the use of rechargeable battery based generators at a commercial and industrial level became available, power was primarily produced by gas of diesel generators for use in commercial and residential areas. These systems have their drawbacks. A generator can cost between $1,500 and $5,000 depending on brand and quality, and you have to pay an extra $500 to $1,000 for installation. It depended on fuel to function which produces noxious carbon monoxide emissions so it was not advisable to be used in closed confined or interior spaces. Fuel can also be difficult to obtain during natural disasters or severe weather events so the duration of power generated will only last as long as your fuel supply.
When battery technology became advanced enough to compete with generators, it brought with it several advantages over the traditional generator. Battery packs require low maintenance, are quiet, and are environmentally friendly. Lithium-ion based batteries have a small carbon footprint and a very long-life cycle with an average lifespan of about 10 years. Battery systems can also respond quicker to a power outage than an auto-start generator with no additional fuel cost. In addition, as battery technology advancements were made, Lithium-ion phosphate batteries were developed that virtually eliminate the risk of explosions or fire. This is a big step forward in the use of portable battery based technology in commercial and industrial settings.
The Thomas line of portable, battery based generators (BattPack) are environmentally friendly, recharge through a regular wall outlet in 3 hours, can last days when used in intermittent conditions, are weather proof, operate in extreme hot and cold, run everything from a mining coring drill to a laptop. In addition, certain BattPack models have solar recharge and vehicle alternator recharge capabilities.
Thomas’ BattPack Energy Solutions is a 4000W (with 8,000 surge watts) portable lithium ion battery system is available for rent or to purchase. These batteries provide a greener and cleaner alternative to generator power. It is versatile enough to be used indoors or outdoors, and is a great option for businesses that operate in locations where access to a power socket can be difficult. They have an output of 20A (@120VAC) which makes them an ideal power source for various appliances and gadgets. They are especially useful for trades that require portable batteries to power equipment in places where a typical generator would either be too noisy or could endanger workers due to noxious emissions. Examples can range from rescue equipment used by emergency services to high-end electronic audio equipment for DJs.
It can run for over 2500 cycles providing 2.5kWh of usable energy. An energy management system is incorporated to provide safety features such as overheat protection, short circuit protection, over current protection, and over voltage.
Do you need portable batteries to power your business? Contact us at 1-877-479-1388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thomas Solutions is a trusted car, truck and fleet rental company. We have locations in Hamilton, Selkirk & Niagara and service all of Ontario through our partner network. With a fleet of over 800 vehicles and growing, Thomas Solutions has a wide array of work vehicles for lease or rent, and an expert team that provides fleet management services for large industrial firms.