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What is Power?

Don’t let mismatched power lingo confuse you. Power is the ability to do work, and for power systems, it’s measured in watts (W). The ability to do that work over time is measured in watt hours (Wh). Always look for Watts to know how big of a load your...

Usable Energy Vs Total: What are you paying for?

Are you sure you know how much energy you’re getting with your li ion system? When comparing power systems, it’s critical to make sure you’re comparing apples to apples. Many lithium ion producers market based on total energy, when usable may be 80%...

What is Automotive Grade Lithium Ion?

Jack Johnson, the Co-founder & Director of Operations for Volta Power Systems, explains what makes a lithium-ion power storage system automotive grade. He pulls back the curtain to show that lithium-ion is only a blanket term for a much more complicated and...
What is Usable Energy?

What is Usable Energy?

Think of the battery in terms of the fuel in your gas tank. As you get low on fuel you have a reserve to alert you to your fuel level and prevent you from running out of gas. Batteries and the battery management systems are designed the same way to prevent you from...