New Ecoport hybrid system completes first autonomous field test

The Ecoport 800 proves its capability as part of the innovative 2 kW lithium ion hybrid system.

Following field tests of the new Ecoport 800 system in the spring and summer of 2016, Siqens has now successfully completed tests with an Ecoport hybrid system using a home-grown battery solution. The battery, together with the Ecoport 800, will be commercially available next spring. Re-charging of the battery takes place via the Ecoport 800, photovoltaic or normal power sockets. The Ecoport hybrid solution delivers 4 kW peak power, up to 2 kW for 1.5 h and can be re-charged in 2.5 h by the methanol fuel cell. The Ecoport hybrid system is developed for AC units as used in construction, infrastructure maintenance, (such as railways, roads, networks) or in horticultural companies. Michael Mozer from Gartenbau Mozer, a Siqens test partner, was full of praise: “Quite often, we are working far from any power grid. Now, we always have a reliable power supply.”