LOCOMOTIVE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY

This technology allows for a single, 64V drop-in replacement of the traditional two lead-acid batteries, allowing space for an auxiliary battery that can power the HVAC, cab electronics, and air compressor.

Lithium-Ion Battery
Lithium-Ion Battery

LOCOMOTIVE LITHIUM-ION SMART BATTERY

The locomotive lithium-ion starting battery solution offered by Progress Rail saves fuel, enhances safety, and delivers reliable starting. A single lithium-ion battery replaces two lead-acid batteries on a locomotive, enabling the second available battery box on the locomotive to be used by another lithium-ion auxiliary battery. The second battery operates the cab HVAC for up to six hours while the engine is shutdown. Other motor-driven accessories and cab electronics can also be powered by the second battery.

BENEFITS

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Lithium Ion Battery Benefits
OPERATIONAL SAVINGS
  • Greater depth of discharge without significant life reduction
  • Less voltage drop means longer AESS shutdowns for more fuel savings
  • End user visibility of battery health minimizes operational issues
  • Increased “startability” means your locomotive will be ready when it’s needed in all-weather operation
MAINTENANCE SAVINGS
  • EMD lithium-ion batteries reduce the need for labor to keep locomotives on the road
  • Longer life vs. traditional flooded lead acid (FLA) batteries means fewer change outs over the life of the loco (3-4x life of standard)
  • Maintenance-free battery means no water filling or need to pull the batteries from the locoomotive
  • Eliminate acid leads = less corrosion
  • A true smart battery with its own battery management system to ensure proper charging and knowing its state of health (SOH) on demand
SAFER TECHNOLOGY
  • EMD lithium-ion batteries make operations safer
  • No off-gassing eliminates concern for explosive hydrogen gas
  • No sulfuric acid eliminates concern for acid burns or corrosion
  • No toxic lead or heavy metals means an overall better solution for personnel and the environment
INCREASE FUEL & EMISSIONS SAVINGS
  • Lithium ion batteries store more usable energy enabling longer AESS shutdowns
  • Optional auxiliary battery allows additional loads to be powered to further save fuel

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

  • 64V | 450Ah | 29kWh
  • Drop-in replacement for lead acid battery
  • Single lithium battery replaces conventional lead acid battery set
  • Progress Rail Battery Management System (BMS) design
  • UN38.3, IEC62619

TECHNICAL BENEFITS

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Technical Benefits

AUXILIARY AND AIR COMPRESSOR BATTERY

A single lithium-ion battery replaces two lead-acid batteries on a locomotive, enabling the second available battery box on the locomotive to be used by another lithium-ion auxiliary battery. The second battery operates the cab HVAC for up to six hours while the engine is shut down. Other motor driven accessories and cab electronics can also be powered by the second battery.

HVAC operation

  • 30kWh battery paired with HVAC
  • Four to six hour runtime with engine shut down

Air Compressor

  • Battery paired with motor-driven air compressor
  • Reduce/eliminate nearly all AESS restarts due to air leaks in normal operation
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EMD® Lithium-Ion Battery
EMD® Lithium-Ion Battery
EMD® Lithium-Ion Battery
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EMD® Lithium-Ion Battery

 

AESS™ Impact

Fuel Impact

HVAC operation

6-hour runtime with engine shutdown

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Air Compressor

Eliminate most AESS™ restarts due to air leaks

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Locomotive Startability

3X greater startability at 0ºC and delivers starting at -25ºC

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Accessories

Power fans, blowers, electronics and accessory loads

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Reduce restarts

Faster charging allows locomotive to re-enter AESS™ quicker

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Battery charging

Recharge up to 4x faster than lead acid batteries

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Reconfigurable Battery

Automatic internal reconfiguration providing 5 VDC - 450 VDC

 

 

Zero Maintenance

Zero maintenance during the life of the battery

 

 

Lightweight

3-4x lighter weight than lead-acid

 

 

Smart battery

Precise State of Charge (SOC) and State of Health (SOH) monitoring

 

 

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