A little known chemical reaction helps extend battery life. Sol Jacobs, Tadiran Batteries As remote wireless devices become increasingly essential to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), there is a growing need to understand the principles behind extended battery life. Many IIoT nodes require a battery-driven energy source. These off-grid low-power applications fall into two […]
Now that’s cold: Batteries for covid vaccine handle -112°F
Bobbin-type lithium thionyl chloride (LiSOCl2) batteries from Tadiran Batteries are being specially modified for use in the cold chain demanded by Covid vaccine made by Pfizer. Pfizer says it has specially designed temperature-controlled thermal shippers utilizing dry ice to maintain recommended storage temperature conditions of -70±10°C for up to 10 days unopened. The firm will […]
The 40-year battery pack
Not all primary batteries offer the low annual self-discharge rate needed for the lengthy lifespan of remote wireless devices consuming microamp-level currents. Sol Jacobs, Tadiran Batteries The vast majority of remote wireless devices are powered by primary (non-rechargeable) batteries that range from consumer-grade to industrial grade. Consumer-grade alkaline batteries deliver higher discharge rates of energy, […]
Tadiran launches high temperature, rechargeable Li-ion cells
Tadiran Batteries recently launched its TLI-1550HT rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries for medical applications. The batteries are designed to be used in autoclave sterilization cycles at temperatures up to 125ºC, according to the company. They can be used in surgical saws, drills, reamers, staplers, shavers and wire/pin drivers. The maintenance-free TLI-1550 HT batteries are cylindrical cells with…
Battery self-discharge and designing for long life
Battery chemistries each have special qualities that can make certain cells impractical for varying kinds of internet-of-things applications. Sol Jacobs | Tadiran Batteries Circuit designers often find themselves in the position of trying to squeeze as much life as possible out of a battery. Today there is much discussion about boosting battery life through use […]
How long can a battery really last?
It pays to know how a testing regime can reveal whether specific types of lithium batteries will last as long as an application demands. SOL JACOBS, TADIRAN BATTERIES DESIGNERS MUST UNDERSTAND how their end device will consume power before they can choose a battery. Will the battery be depleted in a matter of hours, as […]
What is a lithium metal oxide battery and how does it work?
Sol Jacobs, VP and GM, Tadiran Batteries What is a lithium metal oxide battery? A lithium metal oxide (LMO) battery is a specialized form of primary (non-rechargeable) cell developed for use in certain medical, military and industrial applications that require a self-contained power source that is small and lightweight, yet capable of delivering high pulses and high…
What is a lithium thionyl chloride battery and how does it work?
Sol Jacobs, VP and GM, Tadiran Batteries What is a lithium thionyl chloride battery? Under the broad category of primary lithium battery types, numerous types of primary (non-rechargeable) lithium battery chemistries are commercially-available that differ in their performance characteristics. The critical considerations are voltage, discharge current, service life and temperature range. LiCFX (poly carbon monofluoride) and LiMN02…
Why the industrial IoT needs industrial lithium batteries
Advanced lithium battery technology delivers long-life power and high pulses to expand remote wireless connectivity throughout the Industrial Internet of Things. Sol Jacobs | Tadiran Batteries The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is largely influenced by advanced wireless devices and sensors. To a large extent, the rapid expansion of industrial connectivity is being driven by […]