Trojan Battery releases Trillium line of Li-ion replacement batteries

Trojan Battery, a supplier of deep-cycle electric batteries, has released a new line of lithium-ion batteries to replace existing lead-acid ones. The new Trillium batteries have a life expectancy of over 5,000 cycles.

They come in 3 sizes and work in lots of situations that require deep-cycle batteries, such as utility vehicles and other heavy-duty equipment.

Ivan Menjak, Trojan’s Director of Global Product Solutions, said the batteries are a better economical choice.

“We have incorporated industry-standard 26650-size lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cells and the highest-capacity cell configuration to provide market-leading cycle life and energy density,” he said. “This allows for lower initial cost of energy as well as decreased total cost of ownership over the life of the battery.”

The batteries are compatible with 12 V, 24 V, 36 V and 48 V systems, and can also be used in most lead-acid chargers.

Source: Trojan Battery via Green Car Congress

  • Jay Donnaway

    Exciting, not as ambitious spec as the 135 Ah Group 27 by Valence in 2010, but hopefully longer-lived. No BMS for series connections is interesting, and I presume the reason for a maximum 4S configuration… I haven’t been able to find a stocking online dealer or pricing yet.

  • BeholdersEye

    Well I hope they are more cost effective then the 12v lithium car batteries out now…And competitive to Tesla’s powerwall….

    • LarryJ ✓ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      That would be nice, but I’m not holding my breath for it.

    • Paul Zigouras

      I normally don’t bother comparing cost to the Powerwall, mainly because of the 18+ month wait to get one. I would rather go with a more expensive battery, and have it installed tomorrow. $50 more per kWh is a small price to pay vs. waiting almost two years without battery backup.

  • RingDings

    Trojan is a well trusted name, probably the most credible American battery company for small battery installations.

    Lithium batteries are very competitive.. Like to see how they are priced.