Maxell Introduces Next Generation Low Temperature Lithium Ion Technology

With the high demand for low temperature rechargeable applications, Maxell Corporation of America, the leading manufacturer of battery and data storage products, has introduced a rechargeable lithium ion battery designed with superior capacity in low temperatures. Offering a long run time and excellent cycle life, the battery also features an enhanced safety design with heat resistant separator and is UL/UNDOT certified.

With a discharge temperature range of -30 degrees to +60 degrees C and 2300mAh capacity, the cell is designed to meet the needs of many markets such as RFID asset tracking, data capture, mobile computing, portable printing, communications, e-bike, and garden tool.

According to Mr. Higuchi, Design Department Director at Hitachi Maxell Energy Ltd., "the ICR18650PD cell has been characterized as [a] lithium ion battery with excellent low temperature performance. As the result of optimization of electrolyte composition and electrode structure, Maxell completed a battery which can deliver 80% of initial capacity at 0.2C discharge at -30 degrees C."

This new innovation is yet another technological achievement in batteries for Maxell, which introduced a zero-mercury, zero-lead silver oxide cell in July. Looking forward, Maxell will continue to pursue cutting-edge technologies that can provide cost-effective energy and data storage solutions for a variety of industrial and consumer use.

Maxell Corporation of America, a technology and marketing leader for over 40 years is a full line supplier of OEM and consumer battery products as well as digital media products for consumer, professional and data storage markets. The company manufactures and markets a wide range of consumer and industrial battery products in addition to a full line of electronics care, maintenance, and accessory products including headphones, flash media, and sound bars.