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Advantages of the U1 over lead acid batteries

[fa icon="calendar"] 22-Mar-2019 11:08:00 / by Rob Brown

Rob Brown

Seven things the U1 battery can do

1) Enable next-gen devices

U1 (URB12400-U1-SMB) uses Lithium Iron Phosphate (LIFePO4) battery technology; one member in a family of rechargeable Lithium chemistries that power most of the devices we use in our every day lives.  Lithium technology provides outstanding gravimetric and volumetric energy density, enabling devices to be made smaller and lighter.

2) Offer years of service

U1 can be charged and discharged more than 2,000 times and still deliver more than 80% of its original capacity.  This equates to five and half years of daily use.

3) Talk to your device

U1 communicates with your device via SMBus and provides a myriad of pertinent information such as Remaining Capacity, Cycle Count and Remaining Run-time to Empty, so you know exactly how much energy you have in the battery and how long your system will run for.

4) Protect itself from misuse

U1 protects itself from external abuse, which maximizes performance and safety.  The battery management system within U1 protects it against over-charge, over-discharge, over-current, short-circuit or over-temperature.

5) Balance its cell capacity

U1 actively and intelligently balances the capacity if its internal cells – this maximizes the energy delivery per cycle and promotes extended product life.

6) Charge quickly

U1 can be charged in as little as 2 hours when a fast charge time is required.  It can also be charged using most regular 2-stage lead-acid battery chargers.

7) Be maintained easily

U1 can be used in any orientation and does not release gas during use, making it easy to install and maintain.

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Seamless to Integrate

U1 can be easily integrated into medical devices thanks to its IEC 62133-2:2017 certification, which is a requirement of medical devices certified to IEC 60601-1.

Pre-qualified with inverters

U1 works seamlessly with medical cart power inverters from both Tripp Lite and Ametek Powervar, so you can make the change from lead acid to Ultralife LiFePO4 technology quickly and easily.  The U1 can also directly replace existing LiFePO4 batteries from Valence Technology (U1-12RT, U1-12RJ), Inventus Power (U1-40) or Power-Sonic (PSL-12450).

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Rob Brown

Written by Rob Brown

Marketing Executive with over 10 years' experience.