Schumacher Electric Co. will introduce a new Motorola Modular Power System collection of battery products tomorrow at CES 2019 that’s powered by aluminum lithium ion technology.
The patented process lends the line greatly improved conductivity and enhanced power in more extreme conditions, Schumacher said. Specifically, the Motorola-branded batteries promise a 50-percent increase in performance when jump-starting a car, hold their charge up to 25 percent longer than standard lithium power cells, and retain 85 percent of their capacity at temperatures as low as -58 degrees F., the company reported.
Perhaps most imported, added Chris Kubic, Schumacher’s global marketing manager, is that unlike standard lithium power products, aluminum lithium ion batteries do not catch fire, smoke or explode. “We believe this new aluminum lithium ion technology provides an outstanding and safe option for consumers,” he said.
The system, licensed by Motorola, is designed to hold a charge for up to three months. It includes:
- The AC Power Inverter Module (model MT113), a 100W inverter for charging laptops and other portable tech with standard AC power, USB and USB Type C connectivity. Suggested retail: $70.
- The LED Lantern Light Module (model MT153), which provides 500 lumen lighting with adjustable intensity and a 360-degree range with a magnetic base and spring-hook carabiner clip. Suggested retail: $70.
- The LED Torch Light Module (model MT071), with CREE 500 lumen LED lighting. Suggested retail: $70.
- The Jump Starter Module (models MT129 and MT130), with either a 4-cell aluminum lithium ion 8,000 mAh battery rated for 500A crank amps and 1,000A peak amps to jump-start a car up to 25 times, or a 12,000 mAh aluminum lithium Ion battery rated for 750A crank amps and 1,500A peak amps that can jump-start a car up to 30 times. Suggested retails: $ 140 for the MT129 and $ 160 for the MT130.
- A Digital Air Compressor Module (model MT080), with 140 PSI to top off tire pressure in one minute. Includes a flexible air hose, LCD display and LED area light. Suggested retail: $70.
Separately, Schumacher will be showcasing its Portable Power Generator (model SL1404), a backup power system that can supply household electricity and serve as an alternative to a generator. Built with advanced lithium ion-powered battery cells, the Portable Power Generator has two 110V AC outlets and three USB outlets capable of powering a small refrigerator for almost 24 hours, a laptop for more than four days, and a TV for a full day. The unit is quiet and uses no fuel and emits no fumes, making it safe for indoor use, but also includes a bright LED light that can flash an "S-O-S" signal. It carries a suggested retail of $1,299.
Schumacher, founded in 1947, will be showing its power wares at CES this week in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #36143.