Super B Lightweight Lithium-ion Batteries

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In racing, weight is the enemy, and having ample and reliable power is crucial. Super B’s Lithium-Ion batteries provide both incredible weight savings and bullet-proof electrical performance. The Super B batteries can deliver higher currents for shorter periods and lower currents for longer periods. When compared to traditional lead-acid batteries, Super B’s lithium-ion technology is far more efficient, lighter, and safer.


Some benefits you will realize with Super B batteries:

Weight Savings — On some applications, weight savings can be as much as 75% vs. a comparably powerful lead-acid battery.

Condensed Packaging — In many cases Super B’s have roughly 1/3 the footprint of the lead-acid battery they replace, and they can be mounted in any orientation, horizontally or vertically allowing for easier placement and optimal vehicle weight distribution. Finally, a battery that can be mounted in any position (sideways and even upside down).

Long Service Life — 5+ years service life vs. 2-3 years for traditional lead-acid. The lithium cells used in the battery assure the longest life cycle available on the market today. Super B batteries does 2000 cycles which roughly translates to about 5 years of life expectancy. This result is far superior to 2 to 3 years for traditional lead-acid batteries. While Super B has a higher initial cost, it is offset through a much longer life cycle.

Hard Shell, Sealed Case — Not easily damaged or punctured, and no hazardous liquids that can spill if it were ever fractured. Super B Batteries are constructed using the modern materials and technology. Lithium iron phosphate cells ensures a limited risk of thermal loss and is not subject to fire or explosions even under duress. Moreover, due to the absence of chemical liquids, the battery does not release gas or explosive exhalations which the traditional lead acid battery does.

Easy Connection — Can be used with standard screw terminals, so no special adapters required. Just drop it into your car and go. The battery integrates seamlessly with the vehicle and provides enough power for startup and all other electrical function (eg: headlights, stereo).

Fast Charging — While a lead-acid battery may take 7-14 hours to charge, a Super B can charge in 30 mins to 1 hour. It can also be fully recharged within 5 minutes of starting your engine.

Low Self-discharge Rate — Super B’s can sit unconnected in your vehicle or on the shelf for long periods of time while maintaining their charge. Even when not used for long periods of time, it’s likely that you will find your battery charged and ready to go.

Domestic Validation Process — All Super B batteries are validated fully charged and operational at Essex prior to shipping.

Super B offers a wide range of models appropriate for everything from ATVs, Quads and motorcycles to endurance racing cars as well as jet-skis to snowmobiles. They are also suitable for use in Microlights, Ultralights, and other LSA type aircraft. Please see the application listing below to find the appropriate Super B for your application.


Super B
Lithium Battery
Lead Acid Equilvalent Pulse Discharge Weight Dimensions in mm (WxHxD) Application
super B 2600 5–7Ah 150 amps 0.475kg 114 x 81.25 x 35 Small motorcycle, jetski, atv, quad & go kart
super B 5200 10–12Ah 300 amps 0.85kg 114 x 81.25 x 62 Mid to large motorcycle – eg: hayabusa, jetski, atv & quad
super B 7800 12–20Ah 450 amps, 4 cyl 1.3kg 120 x 93 x 82 Aircraft (Rotax 914 / 582), large cc motorcycle, racing car up to 1.5L / K car / 4 cylinder
super B 10P 20–35Ah 600 amps, 4 cyl 1.75kg 120 x 127 x 82 Aircraft (Rotax 914 / 582), Harley Davidson, boat, emergency & rescue, racing car up to 2.0L / 4 cylinder
super B 15P 40–60Ah 900 amps, 4/6 cyl 2.6kg 120 x 180 x 82 Harley Davidson, custom motorcycle, racing car up to 3.0L / 4 or 6 cylinder
super B 20P 70–100Ah 1200 amps, 6/8/10 cyl 3.4kg 120 x 236 x 82 Racing car up to 4.0L (porsche/R8) / 15–1 compression / 8 cylinder – GTR R35
super B 25P 100–130Ah 1500 amps 4.5kg Racing car up to 6.0L (super cars – eg: pagini, ferrari, lamborghini), diesel, V10


Optimate Lithium Charger

Super B's Optimate Lithium Charger

OptiMateTM lithium, the first OptiMate to protect your LiFePO4 battery in a way no other charger did before! The new OptiMate lithium will protect your investment and guarantee your Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4 / LFP) battery will perform as advertised for a very long time. With 5 Amps of charge current available OptiMate lithium unique multi step ampmaticTM program recharges and balances cells within the battery quickly and efficiently. OptiMate lithium’s maintenance program delivers current to the vehicle circuitry, protecting and keeping the battery at 100% charge. OptiMate lithium – Battery Performance Guaranteed!

The voltage retention test and maintenance charge cycle will repeat 24 hours after the start of the very first test and continue to repeat for as long as the charger remains connected.

The alternating charge and ‘rest’ maintenance program protects the battery against over discharge by connected vehicle circuitry, making it ideal for indefinite and 100% safe long term maintenance charging.