Introducing VoltHub, a world first solution to charging li-ion batteries safely.
An all-in-one, indoor and outdoor use IP rated unit that constantly and proactively keeps fire risks at bay, and dramatically reduces the consequences of a battery fire breakout.
With built-for-purpose features to care for batteries, the unit always keeps them charged under optimal conditions, lowering the risk of fire to begin with.
Power cut-off, when the internal temperature exceeds safe charging temperature
Lithium-ion batteries have a much higher chance of going into thermal runaway when they are higher than 60 degrees. VoltHub features a critical temperature cut-off that will cut power to the lockers if the internal enclosure temperature exceeds 60 degrees. This means that the fan will continue to run, reducing the internal temperature back to below 60 degrees. This is where charging will automatically resume.
Thermostatic heater to rise the temperature if it is too low for charging
Lithium-ion batteries are sensitive to sub-zero charging conditions where charging below 0 degrees can cause irreparable damage to the batteries. Most battery chargers prevent charging in these lower temps and so the heater is used to raise the internal enclosure temperature +1 degree to increase charging productivity.
The fire suppression and alert systems will still operate without mains power
Even if there is no power supply to the unit, the fire suppression, alarm, smoke detector and GSM text alert will still continue to function. Therefore even if you are not charging batteries, it is still a proactive solution for storing them.
Certified fire suppression system for responding to li-ion battery fires
Certified fire extinguishant, specific for dealing with Lithium-ion fires. It is a localised suppressant that deals with the fire directly should a battery catch fire. It brings instantaneous cooling, and helps to contain and isolate the fire to the single compartment, reducing the risk of thermal propagation. The suppression is fully biodegradable and all waste will be contained within the bunded sump of the VoltHub.
Easily manoeuvre VoltHub by crane, castor or forklift: the IP rated VoltHub was carefully designed so it can fully function whether placed internally or externally, meaning that a fire would be isolated if it were to be placed outside.
The 16 spacious, individual lockers with 32 RCD protected sockets keep batteries safely charging, from those smaller devices to large cordless tools. A robust build throughout and strong security doors gives owners peace of mind from theft.
Patent pending GB2301393