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Iron Phosphate Battery Replaces Sealed Lead Acid Batteries

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 6:23am
Medical Design Technology
Iron Phosphate Battery Replaces Sealed Lead Acid BatteriesMicro Power, a global leader in portable power solutions for mission-critical equipment, offers IronWorks, a patent pending Iron Phosphate battery solution that serves as a drop-in replacement for Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries. Manufacturers of mobile equipment can now achieve lighter weight, longer runtime, faster charge time, and longer cycle life with this new standard U1 format battery. IronWorks is based on Lithium Iron Phosphate, the safest and most environmentally friendly chemistry available on the market today.

“Recent innovations in Iron Phosphate chemistry have made it extremely competitive in markets that are weight sensitive and inconvenienced by SLA's need for frequent maintenance,” said Robin Tichy, Product Manager for IronWorks at Micro Power. “Many devices utilizing 12 V batteries for mobile power, such as medical carts or computers-on-wheels (COWs), are prime targets for direct replacement of SLA batteries with IronWorks, which offers thousands of cycles, reduced maintenance time and costs, and a far lower total cost of ownership over the lifetime of a product.”

IronWorks attributes include:

  • Thousands of cycles with full 100% discharge
  • Zero maintenance for several years
  • Fuel gauging and battery status reported via standard SMBus
  • Drop-in replacement for sealed lead acid (SLA) battery
  • Accepts SLA charge regimens
  • Robust mechanical design
  • Uncompromising safety

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