Li-Ion Battery 3x Longer Useful Life

Energy storage is a core component in the UPS and hybrid solar system, highly reliable battery technologies are being developed to meet the demanding nature of critical facilities. Lithium Ion batteries are already widely used in our daily life and now it’s mature enough to be deployed in a larger system.

Smaller

Save up to 70% footprint compared to seal lead acid (SLA) counterpart. Up to 70% lighter, saving on floor loading cost!

Faster

Li-ion battery allows high charge and discharge rate. Making sure that your UPS is ready to face the next power quality challenge soonest possible.

Longer

2 to 3 times the operating useful life of typical SLA! Brings you lower total cost of ownership that matches the UPS useful life.

Stronger

Being less sensitive to temperature fluctuation Li-ion batteries can withstand a wider temperature range than SLA batteries.

Safer

Integrated with battery monitoring system, clear picture of battery runtime and health is available and can be accessed remotely.

Different Types of Lithium Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion is named for its active materials; the words are either written in full or shortened by their chemical symbols.

Lithium Iron Phosphate (Lithium Ferrophosphate)

Commonly used for power tools, aviation products, automotive hybrid systems

Advantage
Moderately low cost
Excellent high rate performance
No resource limitations
Very slow reaction with electrolyte
Excellent safety (no oxygen release)
Disadvantage
Low operating voltage
Low capacity
Controlling patents
Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide

Commonly used for electric vehicles, power tools, grid energy storage

Advantage
High capacity
High operating voltage
Slow reaction with electrolytes
Moderate safety (oxygen release)
Disadvantage
High cost of Ni and Co
Potential resource limitations
Relatively new in performance
Controlling patents
Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide

Commonly used for electric vehicles

Advantage
Performance is well established
Slow reaction with electrolytes
High capacity
High voltage
Excellent high rate performance
Disadvantage
High cost of Ni and Co
Potential resource limitations
Controlling SAFT patents
Lithium Manganese Oxide

Commonly used for hybrid electric vehicle, cell phone, laptop

Advantage
Low cost
Excellent high rate performance
High operating voltage
No resource limitations
Moderate safety (oxygen release)
Disadvantage
Mn solubility issue, affecting cycle life
Low capacity

Impact on Environment

Lithium ion batteries contain fewer toxic metals than other types of batteries like lead or cadmium, hence they are usually considered as non-hazardous waste. Essential elements in the lithium ion battery like iron, copper, nickel and cobalt are considered safe for incinerators and landfills. While it is currently cheaper to mine than to recycle these essential elements, significant improvements have been found in the recycling yield.

Did you know?

Different UPS have their own preferred type of battery technology, you can contact us for a quick consultation on the type of solution available to you.