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Iron-Phosphate Battery Receives UL 2054 Certification and CE Mark

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 4:33am

Micro Power Electronics, a subsidiary of Electrochem Solutions and a global leader in portable power solutions for mission-critical equipment, announced UL 2054 Certification and CE Mark for the IronWorks battery, a patent-pending Iron-Phosphate battery solution, which serves as a drop-in replacement for Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries.

Manufacturers of mobile equipment can now achieve lighter weight, longer runtime and longer cycle life with the standard U1 format Lithium Iron-Phosphate battery. IronWorks is a 12 Volt, 44 Ah Lithium Iron-Phosphate battery with Smart Battery 1.1 compliant SMBus interface for delivering state-of-charge information. IronWorks provides equipment manufacturers with a drop-in replacement for Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries, at a fraction of the weight and with exceptional cycle life.

UL 2054 is the safety standard for Household and Commercial Batteries. Compliance with this standard reduces the battery-related risk of fire or explosion during use, and reduces the risk of injury when batteries are removed from a product to be stored, transported, or discarded. The UL 2054 certification enables mobile equipment manufacturers to declare compliance with IEC 60601-1, the general safety and essential performance standard for medical electrical equipment, for their mobile or portable equipment.

"UL 2054 Certification confirms that Micro Powers Lithium Iron-Phosphate battery provides the highest standard in product safety," said Robin Tichy, Micro Powers product manager for IronWorks. "IronWorks is one of the first Lithium Iron-Phosphate batteries to receive this esteemed certification."

IronWorks also passed all tests and requirements to receive the CE Mark, which enables IronWorks to be sold in the European Community (EC). By qualifying IronWorks for the CE Mark, Micro Power ensures that IronWorks complies with all the requirements of the applicable EC directives.

Micro Power supplies custom battery systems to the portable medical, automatic data collection, and commercial military markets. As a pioneer in the development of lithium battery systems, smart battery packs, chargers, docking stations, and power supplies, Micro Power has more than 25 years of experience developing battery solutions within its domestic and Asian production facilities. Micro Power is ISO 13485 and 9001:2008 certified.

For additional information on Micro Power, visit www.micro-power.com.

For additional information on Electrochem, visit www.electrochemsolutions.com.

For additional information on Greatbatch, visit www.greatbatch.com.

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