Power Up with Peace of Mind

From the smallest component through to building a Freedom Won (“FW”) containerised solution – with each step of the way, safety is paramount. 

FW, an original equipment manufacturer, is compliant with industry best practices in terms of how to build and manage Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) with a safe environment and methodology. 

In addition to these best practice guidelines, FW adheres to the ISO guidelines as set out in; ISO 9001: 2015, which is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system, ISO 14001: 2015, which specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system, and ISO 45001: 2018, which is the international standard for occupational health and safety. 

We keep our employees safe as they design and assemble energy storage systems for home, business, commercial and industrial use – in turn contributing to a robust and safe renewable energy sector.  

Every piece of the FW BESS is meticulously built with safety at the forefront of the design. Some of the components with advanced safety features are the LiFePO4 cells, BMS, copper busbars, wiring harnesses, circuit breakers, fuses, and the battery casing. FW also carefully selected and designed the packaging in which the batteries are transported. 

The company’s principal range, the Freedom Won LiTE range, includes advanced safety features and has been leading the market with high-quality manufacturing, and industry-leading performance. 

LiFePO4 Cells: 

According to BCG Research, Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFeP04) consistently performs better than most other chemistries in terms of safety and battery lifespan. In 2009, FW was one of the earliest companies to develop the use case for LiFeP04 chemistry in the stationary storage sector. 

FW experimented with LiFePO4 from the outset after carefully considering multiple aspects of the technology, specifically relating to the company’s stringent safety standards. The company found a cell technology partner in China – the country holds about 90% of the world’s LiFePO4 manufacturing capabilities.  

FW has ensured that all our technology and design comply with the IEC 62619:2022 standard, which specifies design safety requirements and tests for the safe operation of secondary (rechargeable) lithium cells and batteries used in industrial applications, including stationary applications. “These cells get put through extensive testing to ensure that they can handle being dropped, crushed, pierced with a sharp object or short-circuited without catching fire,” says Antony English, the company’s co-founder.  

“We looked into all other chemistries that were available at the time (2009) and by far lithium iron phosphate was (is) the safest, because it doesn’t spontaneously ignite if the cells get too hot; and right up front we only considered developing our products with this technology,” says English. 

Our lithium batteries should never be dropped, as this could cause internal damage. However, during research and development, samples of FW batteries are drop tested according to applicable specifications, including being dropped at different angles. All FW batteries that were put through the drop test have continued to function normally. 

BMS is on the ball: 

The FW Battery Management System (BMS) records the number of cycles that the battery has delivered. It also measures and controls the voltages of each cell, internal battery temperatures, battery current, and pack voltage. It is critical for lithium cells to operate within specified voltage and temperature ranges to avoid irreparable cell damage.  

While monitoring all functions within the battery, the BMS controls external components of the system, such as the inverter (through the CAN bus interface) by limiting the charge current and voltage, while also ensuring that the battery’s temperature is at a safe operating level. If the battery overheats and/or the voltage is too high or too low, the BMS can automatically stop the charge or discharge. 

The FW BMS’s unique features have been developed and perfected over 15 years. The BMS can also calculate internal resistance of the cells and report abnormal resistance of busbars and connectors, long before any safety issues arise.  

The BMS always monitors all safety critical features within the battery and will prevent an unsafe situation by either shutting down external devices through CAN bus or, if necessary, shutting itself down completely. 

Copper Nickel-plated busbars – efficiency and reliability in one: 

The innovation does not stop there. FW specifically designed the busbars to be larger than the industry norm. The busbar size ensures that there is minimal resistance, no hotspots, or heat build-up when running at high power. 

As an electrical current conductor, the copper busbars within a FW battery are highly efficient. More so than most other metal conductors.  

Nickel plating ensures that there is no oxidation of the conductor surface, which eliminates the risk of high-resistance connections developing over time.  


Wired right:  

The power cables or busbars are fastened to the cells with heavy duty studs or through laser welding, to reduce the risk of a hot connection because of being inadequately fastened. 

The FW high voltage battery range also has fuses in series with the cells at multiple locations inside the battery. In case of impact on the battery or other mechanical damage causing an internal short circuit, the fuses will blow to limit the risk of further damage or danger to persons. Fuse isolators also ensure safety during an assembly at the factory. 

Up and down cycling: 

The FW batteries are designed to manage two 80% Depth of Discharge (DoD) cycles per day. If those cycles are less than 80% DoD, a pro rata calculation comes into effect. If a battery discharges from 100% to 20% State of Charge (SoC) followed by a charge to 100% – that is a full warranty cycle. This is an important consideration with South Africa’s loadshedding, as the country moves through the different loadshedding stages. A stage whereby the load is shed 4 times a day would mean that the same battery must do 4 half cycles per day. Should the battery operate through more cycles in a day, the temperature might rise to maximum levels (a situation that would be controlled safely by the BMS.). 

The FW container builds have internal cooling and utilise other mechanisms such as extraction to prevent overheating. “We also have insulation on the walls and ceiling to help maintain the equipment at a reasonable temperature in hot environments.” 

Also, to ensure battery temperatures are controlled properly, the larger FW Commercial models include forced air fan cooling in the casing. 

Circuit breakers: 

The integral circuit breaker can handle high external short circuit currents; it prevents potential fires and allows the BMS to disconnect at any moment if needed. 

The circuit breaker is an important aspect of the battery in terms of safety, as it too can turn off a battery that is malfunctioning. 

“It is definitely one of the main distinguishing features of the FW LiTE, because the range offers very high performance, with DC rated breakers that can handle significant currents, both overload currents, and short circuit currents,” he added.  

As a result of this feature, the battery could short-circuit externally and suffer no damage at all.  

Comparatively, most other batteries on the market rely on MOSFETS (large power transistors) for current control. The FW circuit breakers also allow the BMS to disconnect the battery from the DC bus if a connected device does not respond to the CAN bus commands that aim to avoid an overcharge or discharge event.  

Other batteries in the same class as the FW LiTE range also use contactors and rely on internal fuses; however, the limitation is that the contactor can still be damaged by a short circuit current whereas a LiTE range battery is still usable after a trip on a short circuit. 

The FW circuit breaker is resettable and allows for the battery to be used again after an overload or external short circuit without replacing fuses or MOSFET boards.   

The breaker, on all Home and Business models, is rated for a 36kA fault (short circuit) current. The system therefore in most cases does not require another external DC isolator or breaker between the battery and the inverter.  

Exterior battery casing: 

The primary goal of the casing design is to enclose the cells such that they cannot move or be easily damaged. The 3mm thick high-strength aluminium casings are coated in white powder coating and provide an ideal attractive and strong enclosure for the cells. The powder coating finish is also non-toxic and chemically inactive, to meet environmental protection standards.   

The packaging and handling: 

The packaging within which the completed battery is transported includes a wood crate with foam inside to absorb impact that it might experience during transportation. The packaging combined with the casing design complies with UN38.3 requirements. 

Some FW LiTE models can be manually lifted by two people and can be moved into position by their handles, however for larger models, a pallet jack or small crane is advised.  


The industry: 

Although individual companies have stringent standards in place, risks within the renewable energy sector should be mitigated by industry bodies.  The South African renewable energy industry has placed importance on meeting international standards and self-regulation, which has led to sustainable growth. 

The three main safety risks in the solar or renewable energy sector would be related to electrical shock, potential fire from a defective installation, or falling accidents because of working from heights. 

The development of larger companies in the sector has meant that the industry largely has a professional approach to installations and has grown to pay attention to training, skills development and meeting regulatory requirements. 

FW puts as much thought into the training and development of its workforce as it does the development of the battery. Our assemblers are trained for 3 months before they work unsupervised. Insisting that every one of our manufacturing employees has an electrical qualification, means that the company’s employees have the required base knowledge to operate within a highly charged environment. 

Freedom Won: Leading the Charge in Sustainable Energy Solutions, Driven by Safety and Innovation.

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Privacy Policy

This Website is operated by Freedom Won (Pty) Ltd(“we/our/us”). “Website” means the website located at www.freedomwon.co.za, any subsequent URL which may replace this website, and all associated websites, URLs and micro sites. “You/your” means you as a user of the Website. “User” means all users of this Website. We offer this Website, including all information, tools and services available from this website to you conditioned upon your acceptance of all the terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.


We value our Users and respect your privacy. We collect information about you through the Website in an effort to improve your online experience and to communicate with you about our services and promotions. Neither your name nor anything personal about you is sold or shared with any non-affiliated company or agency, but as described in greater detail below, we may share your information under certain circumstances with businesses with whom we work to help the Website function and to provide our services. This Privacy Policy describes the personal information we collect about you, why we collect it, how we use it, and when we share it with third parties. This Privacy Policy also describes the choices you can make about how we collect and use certain of that information.

By accessing this Website, you acknowledge this Website Privacy Policy and agree to be bound by the terms hereof and the Terms of Use set forth on the Website. If there is anything you do not understand please email any inquiry to enquiries@freedomwon.co.za. If at any time you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Website.

We reserve the right to change or update this Privacy Policy by posting such changes or updates to the Website. Amendments to this Privacy Policy will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted. It is your responsibility to review any such changes or updates and check the Website from time to time to be sure you understand all terms and conditions, agreements and policies of the Website and are in compliance with them. You can tell if the policy has changed by checking the last modified date that appears at the end of this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute your acceptance thereof.

Types of Personal Information Collected

We may ask you for certain kinds of personal information (“Personal Information”) to provide the services you request. This information includes: Email List – When you visit our Website, you will be given the option to be added to our email list. Subscriptions to the email list can be cancelled at any time. To be removed from our email list, please email us at enquiries@freedomwon.co.za and include your name and email address in the message or click the “unsubscribe” button found at the bottom of the emails we send you. Sharing your story – If you choose to share your story, we may ask for additional information, such as your age, full name, address, telephone number, interests or hobbies.

Use of Your Personal Information

We use the Personal Information we collect for various purposes, including: to communicate with you about Freedom Won (Pty) Ltd and other various matters, including products, services, and promotions, that might be of interest to you to improve your overall Website experience.

Sharing Personal Information With Third Parties

We do not share, sell or trade your Personal Information with any third parties, except with your consent or as described herein. We do not contribute to or participate in cooperative databases, which give other companies access to such Personal Information for their own direct marketing purposes.

We may disclose your Personal Information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Website, to limit our legal liability and protect our rights or to protect the rights, property or safety of Users of this Website or the public.

We may also disclose your Personal Information to outside individuals and/or companies that help us bring you the services we offer and to create, operate, and maintain our website. For example, we may work with third parties to: (a) manage a database of customer information; (b) assist us in distributing e-mails; (c) assist us with direct marketing and data collection; (d) provide data storage and analysis; (e) provide fraud prevention; (f) provide customer service; and (g) provide other services designed to assist us in developing and running our Website and maximizing our business potential. We require that these outside companies agree to keep all information shared with them confidential and to use the information only to perform their obligations to us.

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Through your use of this Website, we may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information from you (“NPII”). NPII is not associated with you as an individual. It is measured anonymously and only in the aggregate.

The Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the Website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to Website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Website. By using this Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can also read Google’s Privacy Policy for Google Analytics. We may also use “pixel tags” (sometimes called “web beacons” or “clear gifs”), which are tiny graphic images, on the Website. Pixel tags help us analyze Users’ online behavior and measure the effectiveness of the Website and our advertising and marketing. We may also use other analytical tools to evaluate site performance using aggregated data, which contain no Personal Information. We work with service providers that help us track, collect, and analyze this information. Cookies, pixel tags and/or other analytical tools that we may use on the Website may collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the features you use, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with the Website. This information may include your computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address, your browser type, your operating system, date and time information, and other technical information about your computer. We may also track certain information about the identity of the website you visited immediately before coming to the Website. We do not otherwise track any information about your use of other websites. Cookies, pixel tags, and/or other analytical tools in our emails may be used to track your interactions with those messages, such as when you receive, open, or click a link in an email message from us. We may also work with businesses that use tracking technologies to deliver advertisements on our behalf across the Internet. These companies may collect information about your visits to the Website and your interaction with our advertising and other communications, but no Personal Information is shared with them. We may combine the NPII collected through cookies, pixel tags and other analytical tools with other information we may have collected from you. This information may be used to improve our Website, to personalize your online experience, to help us deliver information to you, to determine the effectiveness of advertising, and for other internal business purposes.

Your Security

We strive to keep your Personal Information private and safe. We take commercially reasonable physical, electronic and administrative steps to maintain the security of Personal Information collected, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to database servers, as well as employing electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorized access. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, the transmission of data over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we will use reasonable means to ensure the security of information you transmit through the Website, we cannot guarantee that such information will not be intercepted by third parties.

“Spoofing” And “Phishing”

A common Internet scam is known as “spoofing” or “phishing.” This occurs when you receive an email from what appears to be a legitimate source requesting Personal Information from you. Please be aware that we will not send you any emails requesting you to verify any Personal Information. If you ever receive an email that appears to be from us requesting such information from you, DO NOT respond to it, and DO NOT click on any links appearing in the email. Instead, please forward the email to us at enquiries@freedomwon.co.za, as we will investigate instances of possible Internet fraud.

Children and Privacy

The Website is not meant for children, and we will not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 13 without verified parental consent. We will remove from our files any Personal Information of anyone we discover to be under 13 years old.

Disclosure for Legal Purposes

You hereby authorize us to disclose any of your Personal Information pursuant to judicial and administrative proceedings and to law enforcement or government agencies if we believe the disclosure is necessary or appropriate. You also authorize us to disclose Personal Information if we believe the disclosure is necessary or appropriate in the event of an investigation of improper or illegal conduct in connection with the Website, such as fraud, misrepresentation, intellectual property infringement, or other activity that may put us at risk for liability.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about your privacy or security at the Website, please send an email to enquiries@freedomwon.co.za and include your name and email address in the message.


November, 2021
Freedom Won (Pty) Ltd (Pty) Ltd
9 Zeiss Rd Kimbult Industrial Park
Building C3 & C4
Laser Park


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This website is operated by Freedom Won (Pty) Ltd(“us/we/our”). “Website” means the website located at www.freedomwon.co.za any subsequent URL which may replace it, and all associated websites, URLs and micro sites. “You/your” means you as a user of the Website. “User” means all users of this Website. We offer this Website, including all information and services available from this Website to you conditioned upon your acceptance of all the terms, conditions, policies and notices stated herein. Your continued use of this Website constitutes your agreement to these Terms of Use.

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We strive to provide complete, accurate, up-to-date information on the Website. Unfortunately, despite those efforts, human or technological errors may occur. The Website may contain typographical mistakes, inaccuracies, or omissions, and some information may not be complete or current. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.

Changes to Website or These Terms of Use

Other than as may be required by law, we reserve the right to modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part of) with or without notice to you, and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to withdraw or withdrawal of the Website or any portion of it.

We may alter these Terms of Use from time to time, and your use of the Website (or any part of the Website) following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Terms of Use have been changed. If you do not agree to any change to the Terms of Use, then you must immediately stop using the Website. The Website is subject to constant change. You will not be eligible for any compensation because you cannot use any part of the Website or because of a failure, suspension or withdrawal of all or part of the Website.

External Sites and Resources

We are not responsible for the availability of any websites owned or controlled by third-parties. We do not endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for the privacy practices or the content (including misrepresentative or defamatory content) of any third party websites, including (without limitation) any advertising, products or other materials or services on or available from such websites or resources, nor for any damage, loss or offense caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such third-party external sites or resources.


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Limitations on Liability

We will not be liable for any economic losses (including without limitation loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings) or any loss of goodwill or reputation, or any loss or corruption of data, or any special or indirect or consequential losses arising out of your use of the website; in any case whether or not such losses were within the contemplation of us at the date on which the event giving rise to the loss occurred.


You agree to be fully responsible for (and fully indemnify us against) all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including legal fees, suffered by us and arising out of your breach of these terms of use or any other liabilities arising out of your use of the website, or the use by any other person accessing the website using your computer or internet access account.

Investigations of Violations of These Terms

We may investigate any reported violation of these Terms of Use and take any action that we deem appropriate. Such action may include, but is not limited to, issuing warnings, removing posted content and/or reporting any activity that we suspect violates any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties.

Resolution Of Claims or Disputes

Most user concerns can be resolved quickly and to the customer’s satisfaction by e-mailing us at enquiries@freedomwon.co.za. If, however, there is an issue that needs to be resolved, these Terms of Use describe how both of us will proceed. Any claim or dispute between you and us (or any of our affiliates) arising out of or relating in any way to our services, the Website, or these Terms of Use shall be resolved through final, binding arbitration. This obligation applies regardless of whether the claim or dispute involves a tort, fraud, breach of contract, misrepresentation, product liability, negligence, violation of a statute, or any other legal theory. Included are all claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of our relationship; claims that may arise after the termination of these Terms of Use; and claims related to any direct marketing efforts, including but not limited to, complaints concerning unsolicited text messages, emails, and telemarketing calls. We each agree that each of us may bring claims against the other only in an individual capacity and not in a class action or representative proceeding. All arbitrations under this Agreement shall be conducted on an individual (and not a class-wide) basis, and an arbitrator shall have no authority to award class-wide relief. You acknowledge and agree that this Agreement specifically prohibits you from commencing arbitration proceedings as a representative of others or joining in any arbitration proceedings brought by any other person.


If any part of these Terms of Use shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use. These Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, and any other terms or agreements that may be posted on the Website (as may be amended from time to time) (“Website Agreements”) contain the entire agreement between you and us relating to the Website and your use of the Website and supersede any previous agreements, arrangements, undertakings or proposals, written or oral, between you and us in relation to such matters. No oral explanation or oral information shall alter the interpretation of these Website Agreements. You confirm that, in agreeing to accept these Website Agreements, you have not relied on any representation except insofar as the same has expressly been made a representation in these Website Agreements, and you agree that you shall have no remedy in respect of any representation which has not become a term of these Website Agreements.

Contact Information

You may send us notices or communicate with us by email to enquiries@freedomwon.co.za. If you send us an email that asks for a response, and you do not receive a response within ten (10) business days, please send us another email as we may not have received your previous email. When you send e-mail to us, you are communicating with us electronically, and you agree that we may communicate with you electronically. You acknowledge that that communications by email are not considered confidential communications. Therefore, please do not send us any confidential information by email.


November, 2021
Freedom Won (Pty) Ltd (Pty) Ltd
9 Zeiss Rd Kimbult Industrial Park
Building C3 & C4
Laser Park


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