Mastervolt will release three new lithium-ion batteries with increased capacity. The supplier said the batteries will be deep-cycle domestic supply batteries for use onboard marine vessels and provide more power over longer times in mobile applications.
The batteries are the MLI Ultra 12/3000, the MLI Ultra 12/6000 and the MLI Ultra 24/6000.
“Today’s boats and recreational vehicles are equipped with an increased number of features – these additional power loads make using traditional lead-acid battery banks nearly impossible to accommodate due to excessive weight and size – the MLI delivers optimal capacity,” said Eric Lindquist, VP and General Manager, Power Systems at Navico Group. “These new MLI models, offer enhanced power storage capacity, in a lighter weight and smaller footprint. The superior performance of the new MLI lineup will help meet the ever-growing demand for power capacity.”
The new batteries are available in 12-volt applications for the MLI Ultra 3000 and in 12-volt and 24-volt applications for the MLI Ultra 6000. The new batteries weigh 20% less than previous models.
The MLI Ultra 3000 weighs 56 pounds while the MLI Ultra 6000 weighs 103 pounds. The 24-volt Ultra 6000 can replace two lead-acid gel batteries in series, weighing nearly 300 pounds in total.
The new Mastervolt MLI Ultra 3000 and MLI Ultra 6000 both have a realistic lifespan of over 3,500 cycles and can safely use up to 80% of their capacity before needing to be recharged. The MLI Ultra 3000 and MLI Ultra 6000 can be recharged within 60 minutes. The batteries also feature a unique battery management system (BMS), ensuring the battery can be safely and correctly charged.
“Mastervolt’s lithium-ion battery technology offers an innovative solution that is suitable for so many – from racing yachts trying to keep unwanted weight to a minimum, to the camper that wants to stay off grid for as long as possible,” Lindquist said. “Additionally, we believe the MLI series is poised to deliver power solutions to a variety of markets.”