T.H.O.R. Box Update (10/28/2015)
Although we did not hit our Kickstarter goal, we will continue to pursue production of the T.H.O.R. box and larger lithium based uninterruptible power supply/solar generator systems. We are currently speaking with a number of private investors who may fund the entire amount needed in exchange for equity in Battery Backup Power, Inc.
The T.H.O.R. box is currently available to pre-order for $599.99 (small scale production) at http://www.backupbatterypower.com, but we will be able to drop the price to $299.99 or $399.99 if we secure the funds required through an equity deal. For more information on the T.H.O.R. box, our progress raising capital, or any other question, please feel free to contact us at (855) 330-7799 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who backed us, thank you! Since we did not reach our goal, you will not be charged.
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If we don’t hit our funding goal by October 28th, 2015 and you backed us, you will not be charged. If the goal is met, Kickstarter will not charge you until after October 28th, 2015. The first units are expected to ship in late December 2015 to early January 2016.
You may create a Kickstarter account for free and secure your spot by logging into/creating your Kickstarter account. Then, just click the green “Back This Project” button. On the next page, you’ll enter your pledge amount and select a reward tier. Most people are selecting the “LITHIUM TECH FIRST ADOPTERS” reward tier which includes a single Lithium Personal Battery System for $299 plus shipping. You may cancel your order/pledge at anytime before October 28th, 2015.
Battery Backup Power, Inc. is raising capital to launch its long life, pure sine wave lithium uninterruptible power supply (UPS)/personal battery backup system in the United States after testing and negotiating with part suppliers. The design allows for both 12 volt DC input from a car or solar panel or 120 volt AC input from grid power for charging. Output will be 12 volt DC, 120 volt AC, and USB. Funds raised will initially go to producing the first 500 units (minimum production quantity to keep the price to consumers reasonable) with standard NEMA 5-15 receptacles (sockets required to power most consumer electronics in the United States) as well as submitting the product to UL for testing and certification.
The Entire Lithium Backup Battery System Is Only 7.7 LBS. It Takes Roughly 4.2 Of The Brand New “Light Weight” Lead Acid Batteries In The Picture Below (Right Side) Required To Reach The Same Amp Hour Rating. Combined, The Lead Acid Batteries (Below Picture, Right Side) By Themselves Weigh 20 LBS.
The first units produced will be portable and be able to power electronics up to 500 watts. The battery backup system can be used either as an uninterruptible power supply (providing automatic backup power to attached electronics like computers in the case of an outage) or as a portable energy source (powering electronics on camping trips for example). The high amp hour rating of the Lithium battery will mean that electronics can be run for hours on battery power as opposed to just minutes.
Lithium batteries are significantly lighter than Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries typically found in UPS systems making them useful as portable battery systems and typically last over 2,000 discharge/charge cycles (5.47 years if used every single day). Current Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries typically only last around 300 discharge/charge cycles (0.82 years if used every single day). The combination of minimal weight, long life, and high amp hour rating now makes energy storage applicable and accessible to everyone, not just large energy companies.
Typical Battery Run Times
Desktop Computer With Monitor: 2 Hours
Laptop Computer: 7 Hours
LED Flashlight: 90 Hours
LCD TV: 4 Hours
Output Capacity: 500 watt, 1000 watt surge
Output Waveform: Pure Sine Wave
AC Input: 90 Volts -140 Volts
Solar Input: 12.75 Volts
Battery: Lithium, 12 Volts 26 Amp Hour
AC Output: 120 Volts 60 Hz
AC Sockets: (2) NEMA 5-15R (Standard Wall Sockets In US)
AC To Battery Transfer Time During Outage: <6 Milliseconds
DC Output: 12 Volts, 8 Amps
USB Output: 5 Volts, 6.2 Amps
LED Flashlight: 1 Watt
Weight: 7.7 lbs.
Size: 28 cm X 11 cm X 13.5 cm
Everything is completed other than raising the capital required to begin production.
So What Is The Difference Between This And Other Solar Rechargeable Battery Systems?
Besides doubling as a computer uninterruptible power supply (UPS), the difference between this system and existing “portable” solar battery systems and kits is the battery technology. For example, almost everyone else uses AGM Lead-Acid or just regular Lead-Acid batteries (not Lithium) for their portable solar battery systems. Lithium batteries last 6-7 times longer without replacement and weigh significantly less. For example, an AGM Lead-Acid competitor’s product weighs 29 lbs whereas ours weighs 7.7 lbs for similar power specs. The Lithium battery unit lasts 2,000 charge cycles whereas the Lead-Acid typically lasts 400 charge cycles at most. The best way to think of it is that if you have an existing portable solar rechargeable Lead-Acid system, you will have to replace the batteries in it 5-7 times before you will in a Lithium one. If you are trying to live off grid, supporting a rural or tribal community, or just want to save hassle, time and money, it is easier to replace a battery once every 5-10 years (Lithium) rather than once every 1-4 years (Lead-Acid).
Battery Backup Power, Inc. is dedicated to continued research and development in green technology and green energy storage with a focus on putting it in the hands of consumers. For more information, call (855) 330-7799 or email email@example.com.
We are a small company and need your support to make high power, long life, light weight, personal portable lithium emergency backup power affordable. Just a $1 contribution on Kickstarter can help move us closer to our goal of continuing to improve technology to help people make a difference to future generations like Teacher Brian Sifferlin of Massillon City School District who will be using 2 of our prototypes later this month so his young students can compete in a 3D printing competition where there is no power available. We have given over $15,000 in donated equipment to schools, elderly in need to power CPAP devices in storm stricken areas, and young entrepreneurs since November 2014. Please help us continue developing technology to help others by pledging just $1 in support through Kickstarter at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/batterybackuppower/portable-light-weight-long-life-lithium-battery-ba.