Rechargeable Li-Ion battery is optimized for low temperatures

With discharge temperature range of -30 to +60°C and 2,300 mAh capacity, ICR18650PD accommodates low-temperature rechargeable applications. UL-/UNDOT-certified cell features enhanced safety design with heat-resistant separator as well as optimized capacity, run time, and cycle life for low temperatures. Electrolyte composition and electrode structure enable battery to deliver 80% of initial capacity at 0.2C discharge at -30°C.

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.