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Sony Fortelion

Battery NameFortelion IJ1001M
Technology ClassLi-ion LFP
Nominal Voltage51.2V
Number of Battery Modules8
Maximum Continous Discharge Rate2C (50A)
Rated Capacity (@ 100% DOD)24 Ah/1.2 kWh (per battery module) @ C3
Recommended DOD
Weight17 kg (per battery module)
Size14.5 L (per battery module)
 
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Sony Fortelion
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Sony Fortelion

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1.2 kWh Fortelion storage and control modules are manufactured by electronics giant Sony in Japan/China. Storage modules incorporate LFP cells, and are designed to be server rack mounted, and require one control module per 16 (or less) storage modules. Fortelion battery technology is marketed as high power (2C), high safety, and long-lifetime (80% SOH after 6000 cycles @ 100% DOD).

Sony was the first company to commercially produce a lithium ion cell (LCO) for portable electronics. Their LFP Fortelion cell was released in 2009.

For the purposes of the trial, 8 x 24 Ah (1.2 kWh) modules have been connected in parallel to allow for total capacity of 192 Ah (9.6 kWh). The battery bank is connected to an SMA Sunny Island inverter which charges and discharges the batteries.

Sony's website can be accessed here.