Balqon Corporation, a developer of electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium battery storage devices, announced delivery and installation of a Li-ion HIQAP 1000 Ah, 48-volt battery system into the Island Pilot Yacht powered by DSE Hybrid solar electric drive. The lithium iron phosphate HIQAP battery system is designed to be a direct replacement of lead acid batteries in transportation and energy storage applications.
The battery system delivered included batteries, Balqon proprietary battery management system, charger and CAN bus control systems to manage charge and discharge of batteries during daily operation. The system also includes relay control for solar charge controller and power inverter controls to safely charge and discharge lithium battery pack.
The DSE Hybrid yacht will be on display at Trawlerfest in Bahia Mar Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from 31 Jan to 2 February.
DSE Hybrid is manufacturer and integrator of solar power electric drive systems in marine applications. Located in Key Largo, Florida, DSE Hybrid operates Island Pilot, a 12-meter hybrid yacht for green cruising tours.