The Yill by Younicos–Cordless Mobile Energy Storage Unit to Power a Modern Workstation
Get a load of this latest innovation from Younicos AG, a company with a mission statement that says, “Let the fossils rest in peace." In line with the company’s commitment to meet the global vision of producing energy power without CO2 emissions, Younicos and its staff of 40 people came up with Yill.
One of the main problems in the use of renewable energy for computers is the tendency of solar and wind power to fluctuate. Now Yill addresses this problem by providing an energy storage unit that can hoard as much as two to three days of electrical energy by way of a lithium titanium battery.
The lithium-titanium battery is regarded as a safer, faster and more durable alternative to lithium-ion technology, which has been proven to have a propensity to ignite if met by certain conditions. As a titanium-enhanced lithium battery, the internal resistance is reduced and reduced resistance means less battery juice lost as heat. This then allows the retention and storage of more energy.
Younicos has made titanium-lithium technology more useful by developing Yill, since it can furnish a modern workstation with up to 300 watts of electricity. The best part about it is that, if you’re drawing electricity from a power grid, it allows the integration of renewable energy to offset some of the grid power demand. Either way, you can store energy via a renewable energy charge station or simply plug it into any conventional socket to quick-charge the batteries.
As cordless office-equipment, Yill presents the additional benefit of letting you set up an office workstation in a layout that doesn’t have to conform to electrical sockets placement. It is mobile and flexible enough to be where power is needed.
Additional technical data:
- Nominal voltage 220 volts
- Energy content: Approx. 1 kWh
- Maximum input voltage: 230 volts
- Maximum input current: 1.2 ampere
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