VoltSafe Enters into Agreement with Barnacle Systems to Pilot its Patented Technology as an EV Charger for Electric Military Vessels

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA – (June 28, 2022) –
VoltSafe has signed an agreement via its partnership with BRNKL (Barnacle Systems, headquartered in Victoria, Canada) to embark on a pilot project with a major defence partner. The project will test VoltSafe’s patented tech as an EV charger for electric vessels and is the second marine EV project announcement for VoltSafe in less than a week. 

Marine solutions are an area of particular focus for VoltSafe. The marine EV sector is growing rapidly and just starting to take shape, with record amounts of investment funds flowing into the industry. The move to a fully electric marine sector eliminates greenhouse gases and other harmful air emissions, along with water and underwater noise pollution. 

VoltSafe’s Philipp Garber, VP, Partnerships & Sales, commented, “Electricity and saltwater don’t mix. This is why electric vessels need a charging solution specifically designed to withstand uniquely harsh conditions. This project with our partner, Barnacle Systems, is the first time – anywhere in the world – that such a marine-specific EV charging solution is tested in the field. We anticipate VoltSafe technology to redefine the sector and set a new standard in marine EV safety. We’re excited to showcase the safety and ease of use in a naval context.”

This defence project reinforces the avid interest in VoltSafes marine solution beyond pleasure craft boaters or marinas and into industrial shipping and defence sectors. Brandon Wright, Founder & CEO at Barnacle Systems, stated,VoltSafe Marine will set a new standard for marine electrical safety. By joining forces and integrating VoltSafe’s EV charger with our new remote monitoring and security product, BRNKL Black, we’ll be able to collect critical power system data to help accelerate the adoption of electric vessels for recreational, industrial, and military fleets.”  

Water and salt cause hidden corrosion in an EV charger causing fires that plague the maritime sector. In contrast, VoltSafe power connectors don’t turn ‘on’ until both sides are fully connected, eliminating the risk of electric shocks or arcing, significantly reducing related fire hazards, setting a new standard in shore power and electric boat safety. 

CLOSING THIS WEEK – VoltSafe has launched a community-focused equity crowdfunding campaign to raise capital aimed at driving the company further towards its licensing and commercialization goals. For a limited time, the raise is open to all investors. To learn more, email invest@voltsafe.com or invest at frontfundr.com/voltsafe.


About Barnacle Systems Inc.
Barnacle Systems Inc. designs and manufactures marine electronics for recreational boaters, marine industries, and military fleets. Deployed in over 40 countries, BRNKL is a range of remote security and monitoring products trusted by Navy, Coast Guard, Search and Rescue, and other government fleets. Learn more at www.brnkl.io.


About VoltSafe Inc.

Fearless creators, obsessed with progress, VoltSafe Inc. is changing the way people connect to power. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, the Canadian tech startup has reinvented the electrical plug by eliminating prongs, adding magnets and an “electrical fingerprint”. Using patented technology, VoltSafe has created the world’s safest, simplest, and smartest plug design since electricity came into homes more than 140 years ago. In 2018, VoltSafe successfully pitched on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, receiving three offers above ask and won the BC Cleantech Newcomer award at GLOBE Cleantech 2020 along with other accolades to date. The company’s first certified product to market, VoltSafe Winter (a magnetic extension cord for engine block heaters), is on store shelves in numerous big box retailers across Canada and the USA. The company’s product pipeline includes magnetic plug replacement solutions for household, commercial, industrial, marine, electric and autonomous vehicles, emergency services, data centres and more.