A surprising feature of the specialist battery business is how frequently assembled battery packs are flown in from Asia or the USA to Europe. This is normally because individual dealers are ordering in relatively small size batches and do not stock large inventories of batteries.
At DCpower4C everything possible has been undertaken to use local suppliers which is in part an ethical question around employment- but also massively reduces the transport of electronics, plastics and internal components.
The benefits of manufacturing everything in the EU, including the cells, which form the bulk of the product has a dramatic impact on the Carbon Foot print represented by the Circadian® & ProDurance systems.
The compact design of the ProDurance and Circadian systems further reduces both bulk and weight. Avoiding the heavy Sealed lead Acid or Li-Iron options reduces both considerably. Both solutions tend to be supplied with a large and heavy charger and inverter. A 500W Li-Iron block battery with charger and inverter has a typical weight of 15kg. A 400Wh Circadian system with inverter is less than 6Kg and significantly less bulky which implies less than half the carbon footprint.
However the bulk of transport is in the EU is not through and from China, Malaysia, Korea etc.
Next to the reduced travel distance and weight, the long capacity warranties of the Circadian and ProDurance system imply a less frequent replacement cycle, again reducing the impact of the carbon footprint and wasted resources in general. The so frequently used monitor batteries, which tend to fail within 12 months are a prime example of this.
The avoidance of the inverter as a standard component of the cart power kit, furthermore reduces the power requirement for recharging by around 30% over the 7 year life of a cart. Efficient electronics and DC/DC conversion power draws of the DCPower4C electronics adds to this picture.
The Circadian system is the clear choice for whoever cares about the environment.