GS Yuasa’s lithium ion cells were chosen for the Electrical Power Conversion System in Boeing’s next generation commercial airliner, the 787 Dreamliner. This contract is a historic first as it marks the first commercial aviation application of Li-ion technology anywhere in the world. Partnering with Thales Alenia for the battery system electronics and integration, GS Yuasa’s lithium ion cells will play a key role in on-board power, providing both Auxiliary Power Unit start and emergency power back-up capabilities.
The battery can charge from 0 to 90% in only 75 minutes and comes with battery management electronics which guarantees multiple levels of safety features. The rugged prismatic sealed battery design is capable of withstanding extreme operating conditions far greater than those normally seen in commercial aircraft operation and requires absolutely no maintenance.
The LVP Lithium Ion Rechargeable cell is optimized for high reliability and low maintenance use in Aircraft battery systems. The cell design is based on our state of the art technology and extensive experience in manufacturing cells for space applications and large-scale industrial batteries.
- Aircraft APU Starting
- Back-up Flight Control Electronics
- Other high reliability applications
- High energy density
- Excellent discharge characteristics
- Sealed structure
- Low self discharge
- No need for maintenance such as electrolyte filling or conditioning cycles.