ION Energy launches BMS for EVs and grid-scale storage

ION Energy, a battery technology company that specializes in battery management and intelligence, has launched the FS-XT, a battery management system targeted at EVs and grid-scale storage systems.

To manage the high-voltage batteries needed in EVs, the FS-XT has a modular design based on a master-slave configuration. This allows manufacturers to use the BMS for any application between 100 and 1,000 volts. The master BMS contains 4 channels, each of which can be connected to 10 slave BMSs in a daisy chain formation, allowing manufacturers to scale the FS-XT to manage up to 720 cells in series. ION Energy says this versatility will allow the FS-XT to be used across a wide variety of next-generation EVs.

By 2020, ION hopes to have 1 GWh of batteries under management, with the FS-XT accounting for 60% of that total.

ION Energy CEO Akhil Aryan said, “Battery power is finding all sorts of applications from forklifts and cars to grid-scale energy storage systems. To be ahead of the curve of this acceleration in adoption of Li-ion batteries, we’ve launched the FS-XT, our battery management system for high-power applications.”


Source: ION Energy