|Technology Class||Li-ion LFP|
|Voltage||3.2V per cell|
|Maximum Charge Rate||-|
|Maximum Discharge Rate||2C (200A)|
|Rated Capacity (@ 100% DOD)||100 Ah per cell @ 0.3C (Battery Test Centre system total 200Ah)|
|Weight||3.4 kg per cell|
The CALB CA100 is a 3.2V 100Ah cell manufactured by the China Aviation Lithium Battery Company. CALB is a state-owned Chinese corporation that was established in 2007. CALB cells are LFP technology, marketed as a safe, high-rate battery.
For the purposes of the trial, 32 cells have been connected for a total nominal voltage of 51.2 V and capacity of 200Ah. The battery cells are monitored and balanced by an external BMS manufactured by REC in Slovenia.
The REC BMS is connected to an SMA Sunny Island inverter which charges and discharges the batteries.
CALB’s website can be accessed here.