Briggs & Stratton expands Vanguard battery line
By Mike Brezonick28 July 2022
In yet another expansion to its Vanguard Commercial Battery product range, Briggs & Stratton has announced the launch of a new battery designed for a wider variety of applications including turf, golf and recreation. With the addition of the Vanguard 7 kWh Diecast Commercial Battery, the company now offers 1.5, 3.8, 5 and 10 kWh battery systems.
“Vanguard is committed to being the premier power solutions provider to our OEM partners,” said Chris Davison, senior marketing manager, Electrification at Briggs & Stratton. “The best way we can do that is to invest in cutting edge technology that can be easily integrated into the equipment that makes our world run smoothly.
“By placing a greater emphasis on electrification and adding solutions like the 7kWh pack, we are solidifying that commitment and setting both our customers and Vanguard up for ongoing success.”
Building on the design of the 3.8 kWh Commercial Battery, the new pack’s Cellular Module Assembly (CMA) units are packed and protected in a diecast aluminum casing to provide increased durability and maximum protection against extreme temperatures, impact, vibration, moisture and dirt. The battery incorporates advanced lithium-Ion chemistry and a proprietary Battery Management System designed to monitor voltage and temperature to assure safe and efficient operations.
With a compact footprint, the 7 kWh battery delivers more power in a smaller package and can be scaled in parallel with additional Vanguard battery packs to meet larger equipment power needs, Briggs & Stratton said. It can be fully charged in less than eight hours and has a charging temperature range of 14° to 122° F (-10° to 50°C).
Incorporating the battery, charger and BMS in a single, integrated solution, the 7 kWh Commercial Battery can be easily integrated into OEM equipment, Briggs & Stratton said. The battery also features a dual CANbus communication protocol that allows OEMs to communicate with the battery’s J1939 CANbus and uses the second CANbus to communicate with any existing communication network without having to reprogram a legacy system.
The 7 kWh Diecast Battery is designed for a life of up to 2000 cycles with almost no scheduled maintenance needs and backed by a three-year commercial limited warranty.