Toshiba to Debut High-capacity Storage Battery System for Home Use

Sep 12, 2012
Ikutaro Kojima, Tech-On!
The main body of the storage battery system
The main body of the storage battery system
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Toshiba Corp and Toshiba Lighting and Technology Corp developed a home-use stationary storage battery system by using rechargeable battery, device control and other technologies of the Toshiba Group.

The system, "eneGoon," will be launched by Toshiba Lighting and Technology in November 2012. The companies aim to sell 12,000 units in a year.

The battery system comes with the "SCiB" lithium-ion rechargeable battery developed by Toshiba and has a capacity of 6.6kWh, which is relatively high for a home-use stationary storage battery system. As a result, it becomes possible to use electricity that is stored during nighttime hours at low costs for long hours.

Moreover, the output power of the eneGoon is 3.0kVA, which Toshiba claims is the highest output power of a home-use electricity storage system in the industry. And it enables, for example, to power several home appliances such as air conditioner and refrigerator at the same time.

The eneGoon is connected to a power distribution board. Its normal output power is 200V, enabling to power not only 100V appliances but also 200V appliances. In the case of power outage, the output power lowers to 100V, but power can be supplied for longer hours. Therefore, when fully charged, the new system can power lighting equipment (100W), refrigerator (160W), TV (150W) and personal computer (30W) for about 12 hours in the case of power outage.

The system can be charged in about five hours in the normal mode and in about two hours in the rapid charging mode.