Custom Battery Solutions

Custom Battery Solutions

  • Customized To Your Requirements vs Off The Shelf
  • Optimize Your Power Solution
  • Cost Savings
  • Efficient Solutions for Your Products
  • Maximize Density / Reduced Footprint
  • More Power In Less Space
  • Update Your Old Battery Technology for Improved Performance
  • **Sourcing
  • China is Where 70% of All Batteries Are Manufactured
  • We Have 30 Years of Manufacturing Experience
  • ISO13485 and FDA QSR Compliant for Medical Applications
  • US Battery Engineering to Support From Design Through Manufacturing
  • Sourcing**
  • Battery Selection Applicable For Your Needs
  • Design of Battery Pack and Charger (Including Housings)
  • Fuel Gauge Suggestion
  • Battery System Architecture
  • Safety & Regulatory Requirements:
    • UL, CE, IEEE
  • Regulatory Requirements:
    • RoHS, REACH, Prop 65
  • Testing
  • Design of Hardware and Software

While many try to develop a comprehensive approach to choosing the right battery for the right application, there are some distinct advantages and disadvantages between battery chemistries. First, most of us must understand the main difference between primary and secondary battery chemistries, where only the secondary is rechargeable. To promote renewable energy, lets focus on the popular secondary choices here:

If the cost is the main driver, the traditional choices of NiCd, Lead Acid, and NiMh would still work but provide a lower operating voltage level and energy density, which would make the final pack bigger and heavier. In addition, these older chemistries also suffer from a higher self-discharge rate; in other words, they tend to lose capacity faster, which would require more frequent recharges to be done.

As the EV industry pushes forward with lightning speed, the world cannot ignore the potential and significance of the ever-popular Lithium secondary category, which contains the choices of Lithium Ion, Lithium Polymer, and Lithium Iron Phosphate. While this new and current generation of chemistry provides a higher operating voltage level and energy density, lower self-discharge rate, the biggest win is about significant size reduction to make the end device smaller and lighter. Lithium Iron Phosphate stands out with a larger size and weight characteristics but offers unmatched high discharge current capability, with better safety and life span performances.

While there is no one size fits all chemistry, it is vital for a company to identify the most critical areas of benefit that will trade-off against the loss.

Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) cells have a negative electrode (anode) made from lithium compounds. Lithium is a highly reactive material and is much lighter than the hydrogen-absorbing metal alloy of the NiMH negative electrode. This leads to higher gravimetric energy densities for the Li-Ion cell.  Cells can stay in storage for 12 months without requiring maintenance. The expected cycle life of a Li-Ion in an application is about 500+ full charge and discharge cycles.

  • Standard Cell Sizes Available
  • Standard and Custom PCM
  • Custom Cell Sizes Available
  • Cylindrical Form Factor

Lithium Polymer Ion batteries provide the performance of the Li-ion in a thin or moldable package. They do not use a volatile liquid electrolyte and can sustain significant abuse without explosion or fire.

The lithium-polymer uses a polymer gel electrolyte to replace the traditional liquid electrolyte. Lithium-polymer finds its market niche in applications that require thin geometries, such as batteries for cell phones, tablets, wearable technologies, and other such applications. The expected cycle life is about 500+ full charge and discharge cycles.

  • Over 700 Standard Cells Sizes Available
  • Standard Series Continually Expanding
  • Standard and Custom PCM
  • Customized Cell Sizes Available
  • Thin Prismatic Form Factor

The lithium iron phosphate battery is a type of rechargeable battery based on the original lithium ion chemistry, created by the use of Iron (Fe) as a cathode material. LiFePO4 cells have a higher discharge current, do not explode under extreme conditions and weigh less but have lower voltage and energy density than normal Li-ion cells.

Iron (Fe) is an intrinsically safer cathode material than Cobalt (Co). The Fe-P-O bond is stronger than the Co-O bond so that when abused (short-circuited, overheated, etc.) the oxygen atoms are much harder to remove. This stabilization of the redox energies also helps fast ion migration. Only under extreme heating, generally over 800C, does breakdown occur which prevents the thermal runaway that typical Li-Ion cells are prone to.

LiFePO4 is highly resilient during oxygen loss which typically results in an exothermic reaction in other lithium cells. No PCM is needed but recommended to maintain cycle life and capacity.

  • Multiple Cell Sizes Available

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