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Briggs & Stratton Highlighted Lithium-Ion Battery Packs, Other Vanguard Items at The Battery Show

Sept. 20, 2023
The company’s new MVG Series of motors and MC Series of motor controllers were on display alongside some of the latest additions to the Vanguard battery lineup in Booth 1352 at The Battery Show in Novi, Mich., September 12–14.

Briggs & Stratton has developed a line of Vanguard Commercial Lithium-Ion Battery Packs, offering both fixed and swappable configurations that provide power, reduced maintenance and lower total cost of ownership.

The power provider is also expanding its product line to include motors and motor controllers so it can offer customers a complete system package for seamless integration. The company’s new MVG Series of motors and MC Series of motor controllers were on display alongside some of the latest additions to the Vanguard battery lineup in Booth 1352 at The Battery Show in Novi, Mich., September 12–14.

“Integrating a power solution into a piece of equipment requires a scalable approach — especially when it comes to electrified equipment,” said David Frank, vice president electrification at Briggs & Stratton. “By adding motors and motor controllers to our portfolio, we’ll be able to better support original equipment manufacturers looking to electrify their equipment with a powerful complete system. With this new offering, we are in an even better position to serve as a strategic partner to OEMs as we help them navigate the electrification process and meet their battery power goals.”

Investing in motors and motor controllers

Vanguard’s MVG and MC Series include different power options to meet voltage needs across equipment sizes. Vanguard had its new MVG1500, MVG2200 and MVG4000 motors and MC2000, MC4000 and MC8000 motor controllers on display in its booth.

With the addition of motors and motor controllers to its product lineup, Vanguard will be able to meet electrification needs across applications, including compact equipment such as blowers and walk-behind trowels as well as pumps, sprayers, power rakes and more. To learn more about these new components that will be coming in 2024, click here.

New 24V 3.5kWh* Battery Configuration

Vanguard continues to grow its battery portfolio to include more modular power options and expand application potential. The latest addition is the new 24V 3.5kWh* Battery, which utilizes advanced Lithium-Ion chemistry for a safe and powerful performance. By offering a battery at the 24V-voltage level, Vanguard can help simplify the integration process for existing OEM applications utilizing Lead-Acid batteries. With the 24V 3.5kWh* Battery, Vanguard is able to even better serve the access, cleaning and construction industries by powering equipment such as boom lifts, floor scrubbers, sweepers, cranes and environmental systems.

Commercial battery

Vanguard also showed its 1.5kWh* Commercial Battery (Si1.5). Built to bring efficiency, versatility and reliability to applications across industries, the exchangeable design of the Si1.5 battery enables easy swapping between equipment, or equipment and charger, on the jobsite so that operators can efficiently tackle the job at hand. The Si1.5 Battery also incorporates innovative technology elements like the integrated BMS to ensure that it is durable. Designed, engineered and assembled in the United States, the Si1.5 Battery is now available.

Diversified power options

Vanguard Commercial Lithium-Ion Battery Packs are a powerful solution, tested to withstand tough operating conditions. Available in both fixed and swappable configurations, the modular internal components of Vanguard batteries can be paralleled for multiple capacities and voltages to meet varying power application needs. The batteries feature two customizable CANbus networks that integrate with legacy systems. A prequalified and plug-in-ready sharing system can be mounted on- or off-board.

Vanguard is now offering the Fi1.5kWh* Battery — a fixed configuration of its Si1.5 Battery — so more applications can benefit from the product’s power and performance. Vanguard will also have its 3.5kWh*, 5kWh* and 7kWh* Fi Series Batteries on display at the show, which feature a diecast aluminum enclosure to provide maximum protection for operation in any environment. The 7kWh* Commercial Battery Pack is available in two different fixed configurations to meet different application requirements. All Vanguard batteries also come with service and support through a three-year commercial limited warranty** and are backed by the Briggs & Stratton Dealer Network.