Saft delivers battery with renewable energy integration to U.S. Army

Saft fulfilled its commitment to deliver the Advanced Deployable Renewable Energy System (ADRES) batteries to the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC).

Funded through CERDEC, Saft developed the portable power source to provide integrated charge capabilities to receive power from AC and DC power sources, including renewable power such as solar and wind energy.

The ADRES will help the U.S. Army reduce energy and fuel consumption while increasing its reliance on renewable energy sources. The mobile battery will be used for forward operating bases (FOB) to power equipment and to power critical mission equipment on ground military vehicles.

Specifically, the ADRES supplies 28V DC power output to run the electronics on and off the vehicle without turning the engine on for reliable safety and performance during silent watch missions. The system can be used for a variety of military and non-military applications requiring moveable energy in the field.

The ADRES battery incorporates Saft’s latest MIL-STD-1275 compliant 28V power and control electronics in an innovative rugged stackable design enclosure weighing 46 pounds.

The 1.2kWh, 52Ah energy storage battery has the ability to be connected in parallel to meet increased kWh needs as required. The battery offers a built-in charger that accepts both AC (110/220VAC) and DC (10 – 36VDC) inputs. The system also includes a 5V, 1.5A USB Power Port with an Environmental Connector Cover and CANBus communications technology that relays vital information, such as state-of-charge, cell voltages and temperatures, and battery diagnostics. The ADRES battery uses Saft’s field proven Li-ion technology allowing for high technical readiness level (TRL) assessment and allowance for rapid fielding.

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