Find out what is happening in REC and what are we up to....
Ampd Energy Storage Project Hong Kong, February 24th - March 7th, 2017
The inventions packed in this white good-looking box are coming to life at Ampd Energy creating advanced
and dependable energy storage solution for home, commercial and industrial applications. Powered using lithium-ion batteries and equipped with
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) capabilities, the Ampd Silo aims to replace backup diesel generators and lead acid UPSs.
Specially developed REC BMS units, which can act as slave or stand-alone units, are controled by Master(piece) with
sofisticated software that adds the brain to the whole system, making it almost think for itself. All measurments, communication and protection
(including contactor) are already implemented on PCB board itself and its special design makes it fit each ESM unit perfectly
to make the assembly fast and easy.
Ampd Energy was also shortlisted as one of 4 finalists in Engadgets best CES2017 (Consumer Electronics Show) start-up
in Las Vegas, USA. To put this into context, there were over 580 start-up companies in Eureka Park. We are proud to be a part of Ampd Silo!
Electrical Utility Vehicle Komop Zagreb, Croatia, February 22nd, 2017
Fascinating cute little utility vehicle is driving around Zagreb (Croatia) with zero emissions.
With intentions of public service and the range of 100 km it can take care of cleaner streets litteraly the whole day and do its job without and drawbacks.
This is the initiative and a pilot project of company KOMOP for making utility vehicles,
which are in service of cleaner environment, acctually environmentaly friendly.
We are happy to be a part of this project with integrated REC Q BMS system.
34th FAI World Gliding Championships Benalla, Australia, January 8th-22th, 2017
World Gliding Championship is currently taking place in Benalla, Australia, where Slovenian gliding team is taking part with impressive sailplanes equiped with
FES and (REC BMS of course :).
Among our top Slovenian glider pilots is also our valuable business partner Luka Znidarsic (LZ design) who was awarded with
OSTIV (International Scientific and Technical Soaring Organisation) prize 2017 for his contribution
to develop a simple electric powered propulsion system, FES (Front Electric Sustainer).
Big congrats to Luka and his whole LZ design team! We are keeping our fingers crossed for the best results in World Championship!
We wish you all the best in 2017! Make it powerful!
Electronica Fair 2016 Munich, November 8th-11th, 2016
We enjoyed this year's Electronica fair in Munich: meeting our business partners in person, playing football with suppliers, and even dealing with pirates - tough job! We couldn't hide the excitement
seeing our products integrated in our customer's final projects. Looking forward to visit Electronica 2018.
REC BMS Installation Australia, October 30th, 2016
It is our pleasure to share very impressive motorhome conversion from one of our customers in Australia. Thanks to our business partner Solar 4 RVs
who helped him with valuable advice to get everything set up and working.
This 11-meter motorhome conversion has 8 x 1000 Ah Winston cells (24 V) with two Victron Quattro 24 V, 3000 VA inverter chargers. On the roof there are 10 x 327 W Sunpower panels mounted and another 6 panels on the trailer
for the 4x4, all in total of 5.2 kW peak, with 3 x Victron 100/50 charge controllers. Impressive and well done! Enjoy the picks...
We would love to take a vacation ride in this good-looking house on wheels. Thank you all for sharing your experience with us.
REC Master-Slave October 21st, 2016
Remember this post on Twitter: "Our head of development just brought out of R&D dept. another piece of electronics in a new black box... Hm, what could that be?"
After months of development, we present the new REC Master unit that controls new REC BMS for energy storage in UPS Power Systems especially developed for one of our valuable business partners.
EMC Test September 9th, 2016
Our new version of REC Q BMS has passed the EMC tests with "excellence".
We are proud of this little black box :)
LCD touch display for REC BMS August 25th, 2016
Our current project is upgrading our LCD touch display to 3.5". You'll be glad to hear we're adding new features such as charge current and charge voltage control for more interaction with REC BMS.
Customer feedback August 10th, 2016
At REC we value our customers and try our best to adjust to their needs, so if you have any questions or you need more information, please send us a message/inquiry @ our Home or Contact page.
Presenting e-Ride ETSEIB’s project Barcelona, Spain, June 1st, 2016
Another great REC Q BMS application from an inspirational young team of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. They attended the CARNET fair, an event related to the electric mobility and smart cities world,
to present e-Ride ETSEIB’s project - powerful motorcycle equiped with REC Q BMS.
Well done! Congrats!
Battery University June 3rd, 2016
You are kindly invited to join us on 11th Developer Forum Battery Technologies from 28th - 30th June in Poland.
WAVE Trophy 2016 - It is getting closer! March 10th, 2016
On this year’s 1,600 kilometers/1,000 mile route we are guaranteed to have another fun experience. Join us in our mission: ZERO EMISSION!
ELECTRIC BUS VIVO Maribor, March 5th, 2016
The highest voltage system equiped with REC BMS Master-slave configuration so far:
210 cells in series, 14 Slave 15S units and one 9M module for Master control...
Yes, we are proud to equip first electric bus in Slovenia.
1300 SOLAR EXPERT Victoria, Australia, February 29th, 2016
Tyva presents Eraole Olonne-sur-Mer, February 4th, 2016
The electric and solar aviation is on. To cross the Atlantic nonstop and without carbon footprint, this is the ERAOLE project. It is equipped with TYVA MODULOO battery packs manufactured by
TYVA ENERGY. The plane was presented at Le Bourget in the climate conference COP 21. Its first transatlantic flight attempt
from New York to Paris is scheduled for June 2016.
REC Active BMS in Kedron Caravan Australia, February 1st, 2016
One of our great customers has provided a photo of Sinopoly cells and REC Active BMS installed in his Kedron Caravan.
The BMS shuts down the Sterling DC-DC converter and Morningstar MPPT charger in the event of an overvoltage – via an interface module. Also, a Votronic Switch Unit is controlled by the BMS to disconnect the load
in the event of an undervoltage. Installation was made by our valuable business partner in Australia Solar 4 RVs.
Thank you all for sharing your experience with us.
REC SI BMS Application Yasawa Island, Fiji, December 2nd, 2015
Another great REC BMS application from our valuable costumer from FIJI - the 30kW installation of pure solar power with SMA Sunny Islands and compatible REC SI BMS.
REC BMS 7R Series Out of Production Postojna, December 1st, 2015
Since our more advanced products are taking spotlight in managing various battery systems and fullfilling customers every requirement, we believe it is time to end
the production of our REC BMS 7R series. It can be replaced by its newer versions REC 9R and REC Q
series, which have already integrated CAN communication protocol and galvanically isolated user defined multi-purpose inputs/outputs.
If you have any questions about substitution, please contact us.
10th Slovenian Innovation Forum Ljubljana, October 28th - December 1st, 2015
We are proud to announce that we have been chosen to participate in 10th Slovenian Innovation Forum with our innovative product
REC Active BMS.
You are kindly invited to visit us in Sempeter pri Novi Gorici on 17th and 18th November, 2015.
Advanced lithium batteries which are substituting traditional 12 V lead batteries offer more charging cycles, have better energy and power density and can deliver up to six times more energy
for the same price in comparison to lead batteries. 12 V lithium battery pack is comprised of four series connected cells.
Additional electronics is required to protect each cell against over-charging, under-charging, over-heating, etc…
Company REC d.o.o. has developed high-tech solution for substituting 12 V lead batteries with lithium cells - REC Active BMS.
Covering all necessary protections REC BMS is the first of its kind on the market with active cell balancing.
Energy from the highest cells is transferred to the lowest cells with high efficiency (no energy dissipation).
REC Active BMS can be connected to PC or LCD touch display. Battery pack with our technology lasts longer, is more efficient and informs the user about its current state.
We are happy with our successful participation at 10th Slovenian Innovation Forum. Thank you all for visiting us!
The World Technology Summit and Awards 2015 New York, October 20th, 2015
On November 19th-20th in New York City, many of the most innovative people and organizations in the science and technology world will join together for
a historic gathering - the 2015 World Technology Summit & Awards; to explore what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies;
and to create the kinds of serendipitous relationships that create the future.
See more at: www.wtn.net/summit-2015
Congratulations to Slovenian innovator Andrej Pečjak for becoming a FINALIST in category Environment 2015!
We are keeping our fingers crossed!
Andrej made an impact on World Techology Summit 2015 in New York with his presentation, when he said: "Where there is a will, there's always a way." See why... and read the article (in Slovene) and watch
his presentation (in English) on World Technology Summit at: www.siol.net
Our customer experience with REC BMS Germany, 13th of August, 2015
"I had been planning to develop and install a solar plant that fits the energy requirements of my household since months.
The goal was to make the own power consumption of solar energy as high as possible.
On April 7th this year my plant started to generate energy from solar radiation. At this time the installation consisted only of panels with a total power of 3,64kWp
and the inverter (SMA Sunny Boy 3000TL-21). Knowing the power pattern consumption of my household it was clear that I have to extend my installation with some kind of energy storage to reach my goal.
After some calculation and reading I decided to build an energy storage on my own. My first decision was the battery inverter (SMA Sunny Island 3.0M-11). I have chosen SMA because the
charging/feeding algorithm is well developed and the Sunny Island works very good together with the Sunny Boy/Home Manager.
The next thing was finding the right battery/cell. For this I defined some conditions: temperature range -15°C up to +45°C (energy storage will be located in a none conditioned environment),
lifecycle > 10 years, no liquids inside the cell and fast charging. This conditions led me to the Winston/Thundersky LiFeYPO4-cells. The advantages of these cells are: wide temperature range
in charging/discharging mode, charging with 0,5C, >5000 cycles. But these cells are very very sensitive regarding the cell voltage. Exceeding or underrunning the voltage limits will damage the cell.
At this point the REC BMS was coming up. I’ve read on internet user forums, that a guy from Norway built an energy storage with used Li-cells from a Nissan Leaf, SMA Sunny Island and a BMS from a Slovenian
company called REC. That was exactly what I searched for! A BMS that communicate important parameters, like max charging current and cell voltage, with the Sunny Island.
Ordering the BMS and delivering it to Germany worked like a charm. I received the BMS 9R preconfigured with the right settings and a firmware update. Installation and configuration was very easy.
I finished my work on July 19th this year. The result is an energy storage with 5,7kWh (C10, 100%) overall capacity. The storage consists 15 cells Winston LYP100AHA. With this storage I have reached my goal
(at least in summer). From July 19th until the time of writing this article I have only bought 1kWh energy from my utility company (thanks to this perfect summer!).
Let's see how it works in winter, I'm curious."
WAVE 2015 Official Film Leipzig, 6th of August, 2015
The Official Film of WAVE 2015 is out! Take a look at the experiences, adventures and the roads of this years WaveTrophy! Enjoy your watch!
Intitute Metron increases the reach and applicability of electric VW Golf Ljubljana, 5th of June, 2015
Slovenian innovator Andrej Pečjak together with his team from the Institute Metron became a partner of the German manufacturer of automotive parts Meyle.
Their fist project as a team was to extend the electric range in the serial electric VW Golf. They managed to increase the range for additional 200 km and to expand its usability.
Of course the new range extender is controled by REC BMS :)
WAVE 2015 blog Postojna, May 28th, 2015
Follow our blog of WaveTrophy 2015: www.rec-bms.com/wave
and keep your fingers crossed for Team REC :)
See you on start - June 13th!
WAVE 2015 route Plauen, May 15th, 2015
Take a look at the route of Wave 2015. See you on start - June 13th! More on: wavetrophy 2015
REC BMS Application Velden am Woerthersee, March 29th, 2015
Another great REC BMS application from our valuable costumer Nessman Boote.
Tyva Moduloo winner of ENR 2015 Lyon, March 4th, 2015
At the exhibition of renewable energy Be positive in France, our partner Tyva was assigned the Innovation award ENR 2015 to the product TYVA MODULOO. More on: ENR 2015 award. Congratulations!
Let's move the world on WAVE 2015 Postojna, January 30th, 2015
We are happy to announce that Team REC will participate on WaveTrophy 2015! You will be able to follow our blog! See you on start - June 13th! More about the race on: wavetrophy 2015
REC BMS compatible with SMA Sunny Island Norway, December 12th, 2014
The system is also available in Master - Slave configuration for 16 cells connected in series.
NEW REC Active BMS Postojna, November 26th, 2014
We are proud to announce our new product REC Active BMS for 4 cells connected in series with active bi-directional balancing, which will be available in January 2015.
Long-term development now enables us to present to you this excellent device, proven in various real life test conditions, latest technology of electronic components and unbeatable balancing algorithms. As a single stand-alone unit it is perfect for 12 V systems, where there is a need for replacing lead-acid batteries with lithium battery cells.
With REC Active BMS your battery package will stay in safe operating conditions and because of diverse communication possibilities (integrated CAN and RS485 protocol)
you will be able to connect with all system devices. Plus user friendly PC interface or LCD touch display will always help you to stay in control of your power at all times.
We support Initiative Start-Up Slovenia, for globally competitive national start-up ecosystem. Make a difference with your great idea! Read an article about our new inovative product REC Active BMS on: www.startup.si (only in Slovene).
INSTITUTE METRON Bled, October 11th, 2014
Another great achievement from our business partner Institute Metron. The team drove 736 km in electric car Metron 7 without charging. They took a route in normal traffic conditions from Bled (SLO) to Dubrovnik (CRO).
Read the whole story at www.eauto.si or watch the video:
Expedition to Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, August, 2014
The alpinistic expedition of Primorska took an exciting adventure of conquering peaks of Kyrgyzstan in August. We provided the expedition with EnerPlex Solar Chargers.
Congratulations for all alpinistic achievements!
Happy Birthday REC :) Postojna, July 6th, 2014
Yes, we are still here! Today we are celebrating our 5th anniversary... Check out some pics from our birthday event... Thanks to all our business partners for support and great cooperation. We are looking forward to introduce to you even more inovations and electronic solutions for greener future. Contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Cross Country flight in SUNSEEKER DUO: Milano, June 21st, 2014
"Irena and I just returned from an overnight trip in our new plane, our first experience traveling in it. We set our goal to be easy, only 100 miles away, and in the conditions we could have flown twice that far, both ways. Climbing over the clouds on our way, we enjoyed a tailwind at altitude, and arrived in less than 3 hours.
We had to chose over the clouds or under, and flew some of each. Over the clouds is smooth air and full sun for the solar panels, but our path could be blocked by towering cumulus, that we could not climb over. Under the clouds we were likely to encounter turbulence, downdrafts, lots of shadows and high terrain, so we tried to stay on top as much as possible. Better conditions for a solar powered airplane.
On the radio we quickly located of host Gianluca, who was flying a Duo Discus sailplane with a student under the clouds. After flying with him for a while, we decided to go explore the high peaks to the south, which still have some snow in mid-June.
Landing at Pavullo was easy, and familiar to me, as I had landed here in 2009 in the single seat SUNSEEKER. The next morning we awoke to strong NW winds, that would be a headwind to get home. We bought some fruit and decided to try to make the flight back against the wind. The air was turbulent in the area of the airport because of the wind, but after we gained some altitude it was smooth sailing, and we made the flight back home in 3 hours despite the headwind. Since it turned out to be so easy, we continued on toward Genoa, hoping to get a nice view of the sparkling Mediterranean, but it was covered in low clouds. Still we had some nice local flying and saw two other gliders in the air.
Irena landed the SUNSEEKER DUO back at Voghera without problems, despite the turbulent air."
Thank you for sharing this amazing adventure with us! Congratulations!
WAVE TROPHY 2014 Rigi, June 7th, 2014
Winning the range competition on WAVE 2014! Congratulations Team Metron!
WAVE TROPHY 2014 Munich, June 3rd, 2014
Congrats to Team Metron! Third day of driving without charging on WAVE 2014!
Today, the company Solar Flight Inc. announced that husband and wife team Eric and Irena Raymond have taken to the skies together, making the Duo the first solar-powered airplane to carry two people! Congrats!
Team Metron is attending the world's largest electric vehicle rally, leading from Stuttgart via Bavaria and around Switzerland to Lucerne in 9 days. Today they set the NEW GUINESS WORLD RECORD with 493 pure electric vehicles gathering in front of Mercedes Benz museum. A great step into the future...
Another successful show-off for our products with our business partner Pfeifer Invent Systems. Thank you!
SUNSEEKER DUO First Powered Flights Voghera, April 22nd, 2014
Solar Flight revealed today that it has been test flying a new solar powered airplane; Sunseeker Duo. The Duo is the first solar powered airplane with a passenger seat and the highest performing solar powered airplane ever flown, and it is equiped with REC BMS.
Congrats to Eric and Irena Raymond! Read the full story or watch the test flight video:
SiEVA testing Šempeter pri Novi Gorici, March 24th, 2014
Lots of inovation is going on in SiEVA laboratory (part of Letrika company)... Proud of testing 340 V EV power train with REC BMS - working perfectly :)
Motor Boat & Yachting video review of GREENLINE 48 Duesseldorf, January 28th, 2014
In case you missed the world premiere of the new Greenline 48 Hybrid at the Duesseldorf boatshow, watch the sneek peak of this beauty's review: www.mby.com
FES Battery Pack with REC BMS 14S Logatec, January 13th, 2014
GREENLINE 48 World Premiere Begunje, January 13th, 2014
The NEW Greenline 48 Hybrid WORLD PREMIERE will take place at the Duesseldorf boatshow, from January 18 – 26.
For more news on this magnificent boat and the boatshow go to:greenlinehybrid.com
FULL ELECTRIC TEM01 by CustomNorth Čatež, December 4th, 2013
Check out this new video of full Slovenian project TEM01 Full Electric Bike.
More details on: www.tem01.eu
Hand-held battery pack with integrated REC BMS Postojna, October 7th, 2013
For our valued customer we have integrated REC BMS 7R into a beautiful aluminium enclosure, with all connectors at hand. Perfect for any stand-alone system.
This "good-looking box" contains:
2P4S 80 AH Kokam Lithium polymer cells
integrated REC BMS 7R with semiconductor safety switch (+/- 20 A)
50A /50mV shunt resistor
load connector up to 20 A IP67
separate charger/PV module connector up to 20 A IP67
25A external fuse
FULL ELECTRIC TEM01 by CustomNorth Muljava, September 27th, 2013
The most powerful motorcycle in the world on the electric drive controled by REC BMS.
We are proud to equip the most beautiful beast!
Find out more on: customnorth.com
REC BMS light version Postojna, August 27th, 2013
our way of dieting... REC BMS 9-R 15S lost weight to an amazing 90 g for a special aircraft application.
Find out more on: www.solar-flight.com
Features: 4-15 cells in series (max 63 V), single cell voltage measurement (0.1 – 5.0 V, resolution 1 mV), single cell under/over voltage protection, single cell internal resistance measurement, up to 4 digital temperature sensors, up to 420 mA balancing current, galvanically isolated remote switch, galvanically isolated RS-485 communication protocol, vibration-free fastening connectors,...
CONGRATULATIONS to Metron Team, for 2nd place on WAVE (World Advanced Vehicle Expedition) - 1800 km race, it is the world’s largest electric vehicle rally: http://eauto.si/en/wave-2013
Best Business Idea of 2012/13 Ljubljana, May 29th, 2013
The final countdown to tonight's event in Ljubljana... Electro Kit for the Honda Motors project with Mr. Boris Pfeifer as a conceptual leader and the cooperation with other business partners ranked us between 10 finalists for the Best Business Idea of 2012/13. Whatever the outcome tonight, we are happy to be a part of this story.
Global Show for Aviation 2013 Friedrichshafen, April 24th-27th, 2013
Our business partners are taking over on the Global Show for General Aviation.
REC is extremely proud to equip seven aircrafts exhibiting the show.
REC Solar Charger Tunisia, March 29th, 2013
Our new product in hands of an adventurers...
REC Solar Charger has travelled throughout the outskirts of Sahara desert with a group of journalists on motorcycles. Their motorbikes may have run out of fuel, but their gadgets never ran out of batteries...
...and the journalist's job was well done.
Rally Monte Carlo Monte Carlo, March 24th, 2013
Mr. Andrej Pecjak and his Metron Team won !two! 1st places on the 14th Rally Monte Carlo des Energies Nouvelles 2013 with converted electric car Dacia Sandero. We are extremely proud of our partner Metron Institute who won a prestigious rally in Monte Carlo in two
* 1st place in consumption and
* 1st place in IIIA category.
Interview in Auto Magazin Slovenia Postojna, February 10th, 2013
Read (in Slovene) the interview in Avto Magazin with our head of development Mr. Tine Andrejasic, Ph.D.
REC BMS 15S in Honda's CRM50 Koper, February 1st, 2013
Proud to equip HM CRM50 Derapage Competition in partnership with eCAT and Pfeifer Invent Systems. Check out the video and the interview in Moto Magazin.