Aquion Hybrid Ion (AHI) batteries run off salt water. They are imported from the US and available in Australia. The raw materials are not toxic – and are abundant
The Aqion batteries have a long life as they can be:
- Charged and discharged (cycled) 3,000 times compared with under 1,000 cycles for lead-acid batteries.
- Fully discharged without ill effect. Most batteries cannot be fully discharged as if they discharged to below 60% of their full charge, they stop being able hold charge.
The inherently safe chemistry of AHI batteries require:
- No maintenance,
- Little thermal management
- No toxic gases or ventilation needed
- If there was a fire, the plastic battery case might melt and the salt water be released, which would damp or extinguish the fire
- No concern about disposing of these batteries
Beyond Zero Emissions radio program
Interview with the CEO of Ampetus, Avrohom Jacks.
Ampetus Energy sells these batteries in Australia.
The full interview can be heard from the Ameptus web site
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