Microtron’s ESD 3.0, an ultracapacitor battery technology (Electrolytic Storage with Dielectric), which has over 45 years life span, is 99.91 percent efficient and has a safe temperature tolerance from -40 to 80 degrees Celcius. It also has no depth of discharge limitations that chemical batteries present and can be charged in 16 to 30 seconds using the Microtron’s Flash charging technology.
The ESD 3.0 is the third generation of ultracapacitor battery developed by Microtron, which has achieved an energy density of 100 Wh/kg. In the ESD 3.0 specially designed ultracapacitors are stacked in a certain sequence with 6% lithium ion battery embedded within, that creates a charge retention circuit. A microcontroller with proprietary algorithm manages and controls the discharge current, that allows the ultracapacitor battery to be charged fast and discharge slowly and it can be used as a battery. This ultra-capacitor battery can be charged within 16 to 30 seconds using the ultracapacitors based charging apparatus controlled by compatible software
Ultra-Capcitaors are are a type of energy storage device typically used to provide short
bursts of high ampere current. The basic concept of UltraCapacitors is the separation of positive and negative charge by a medium (a physical barrier between + and -), thus storing electric charge physically, as opposed to lead acid or lithium ion batteries which rely on chemical reactions for storage and to supply electricity. The energy density of ultra-capacitors can be increased by reducing the thickness of the medium-barrier, and thus decreasing the distance between positive charge and negative charge. Similarly, the larger the surface area of the medium the greater the ultra-capacitor’s storage capacity will be. Current advances in ultra-capacitor technology are rapidly increasing the energy density of ultra-capacitors.Specification
Microtron’s technologic breakthrough is the ability to use ultra-capacitors as effective energy storage devices. The ESD utilizes a combination of ultra-capacitors, aligned in series to increase voltage output, and modified lithium-ion batteries which absorb and recycle the electricity self-discharged by the ultra-capacitor making ultra-capacitors viable for energy storage. This charge management is coordinated through our microchip processor and circuit board, and has been CE Safety Tested and Certified for commercial use. Charge within the system is managed through our proprietary algorithms that unleash these incredible breakthroughs on roadways.
The ESD 3.0 system is able to charge or discharge its entire storage capacity rapidly in 16-30 seconds or gradually as needed while boasting 99.121% roundtrip charge efficiency. The ESD is non-chemical in nature, which resolves the issue of battery deterioration, and provides a 45-year lifespan or 5,000,000 charge/discharge cycles, while further enabling a healthy and safe environment. Also, the ESD system, unlike Lithium-Ion or Lead-Acid batteries, benefits from 100% depth of discharge, as it does not degrade when completely discharged, overcharged, or kept at 100% capacity. The ESD 3.0 has an operable temperature range of -40C to 80C making it suitable for varying climates.
Fast Charge Points generate electricity through Solar Photovoltaic Panels (PV), and that electricity is stored by a bank of ESD Ultra-Capacitor Batteries within the charging stations. This system functions reliably in off-grid scenarios, storing charge for days at a time to recharge vehicles, and also grid connected scenarios, providing reliability during times of inconsistent supply while also capable of drawing excess electricity from the grid when available.
Rick-e operators can rely on charge availability through the Fast Charge Points 24/7.* Charge station users will need to purchase pre-paid charge cards or may use credit cards to purchase charge from station kiosks. Rick-e or station, operators can plug in the fully insulated, non-conductive, charge dispensers and then select the quantity of charge desired from the kiosk screen. 16 seconds later, once the vehicle is charged, the transaction is completed and a receipt is printed if desired by the Rick-e operator. The entire process takes less than one minute and you’re back on the road gaining valuable time beyond petroleum or CNG fueled vehicles.
Microtron’s Ecosystem of Charge, collects and stores reliable and readily available solar energy within the Fast Charge Point stations, and then disperses electric charge to power the Rick-e. Microtron presents an addition to the transportation system expanding upon the foundation of current petrol or CNG stations, with nearly identical user interaction as our current refueling infrastructure. This means Microtron’s ecosystem of charge does not require behavioral change from those switching from fuel to charge, a shift that is dwarfing the growth of electric vehicles globally. Centrally located charge stations, will enable urban fleets of Rick-e’s the flexibility to cover entire cities. Adding another dimension of charge reliability, mobile charging stations will become available to our pilot partners, allowing vehicle rescue and temporary charge stations without the cost of locating and purchasing land for a station