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Are lithium batteries compatible with Studer products?

YES. Indeed they are.

Studer devices are compatible with all battery types, including lithium batteries.

Communication plays a key role with lithium batteries as they differentiate from other batteries by having an integrated Battery Management System (BMS).

There are two main types of lithium batteries: with and without communication. Most lithium batteries require communication between their BMS and the rest of the system for an optimal management of the battery (safety and lifetime). Every battery uses its own specific protocol for communication.

For an effective communication with lithium batteries Studer has concieved the Xcom-CAN, which creates a bridge between the BMS and the Studer bus. The Xcom-CAN has several protocols implemented for lithium battery management, making Studer products compatible with many lithium batteries

How does it work?

When the BMS is connected to an Xcom-CAN it takes control over the battery management. The Xcom-CAN will control and adjust the Studer device configuration according to the information received from the BMS.

Only two parameters need to be set to configure an Xtender system with lithium batteries: SOC for backup {6062} and SOC for grid feeding {6063}.

More detailed technical information is available in the Xcom-CAN manual.