Lithium-Fusion Battery

Lithium-Fusion Battery

Lithium-Fusion Battery technology is used to allow WarShips (and a few JumpShips) to conduct two "jumps" through hyperspace in rapid succession.


Introduced in 2531 by the Terran Hegemony, a lithium-fusion battery can be installed on JumpShips and WarShips to provide one additional charge for their Kearny-Fuchida drive. It serves as an extension of the drive's energy storage and allows for a second jump without having to recharge the drive first. However, activating the K-F drive several times in rapid succession may damage or destroy vital components. In general practice, the K-F drive is never activated more frequently than every 36 to 48 hours.[1] The battery can be charged (and quick-charged) in much the same way as the K-F drive. The increased range of an L-F equipped ship allowed a variety of new tactics, including longer range raids and the ability to quickly evade ambushes.[2]

As of 3056, lithium-fusion batteries were almost exclusively used on WarShips. Very few regular JumpShips, none of them civilian-owned, were known to carry the expensive system (and then usually as a refit). These refits were rare, however, as the L-F battery was usually built into the ship's hull.[2][3]

The L-F battery's only weakness is the amount of time it takes to recharge, typically as long as charging the K-F Drive itself.[2]


The lithium-fusion battery systems are manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company Used by References
??? Altair Kurita Combine Munitions Corporation Chimeisho [citation needed]
??? Ionus Illium Naval Engineering Eagle [citation needed]
??? Galax Federated-Boeing Interstellar Fox [citation needed]
??? Tamarind Technicron Manufacturing Impavido [citation needed]
??? Dieron Terada Inazuma [citation needed]
??? Midway DeHuego & Freshet WarShip Design Inazuma [citation needed]
??? Midway DeHuego & Freshet WarShip Design Kaga [citation needed]
??? Midway DeHuego & Freshet WarShip Design Kirishima [citation needed]
??? Togura Stellar Trek Kirishima [citation needed]
??? Dieron Terada Kyushu [citation needed]
??? Midway DeHuego & Freshet WarShip Design Kyushu [citation needed]
??? Terra Titan Yards Suffren [citation needed]
??? Dieron Terada Tatsumaki [citation needed]
??? Ionus Illium Naval Engineering Thera [citation needed]
??? (for Yamato) New Samarkand DeHuego & Freshet WarShip Design Yamato [citation needed]
??? Ionus Illium Naval Engineering Zechetinu [citation needed]


Game Rules[edit]

A lithium-fusion battery weighs 1% of the JumpShip or WarShip's total mass. It is considered a part of the ship's main body.[2]


  1. Living Legends, p. 62
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Tactical Operations, p. 323, "Lithium-Fusion Battery"
  3. BattleSpace, p.43