Panasonic developed a new high temperature, long life type Nickel-Metal-Hydride battery. With a discharge range of -40°C to 85°C, the new BK1100FHU is suitable for applications requiring high capacity in a wide range of temperatures. The new F-size model can be used in a variety of markets and applications, such as renewable energy applications (including solar street lights), tracking devices, light electronic vehicles, buoys, and UPS (uninterruptible power systems). First samples are anticipated to be available from the 2nd quarter of 2017.
Panasonic will apply its technical expertise and superior technology to further expand the high temperature line-up of this kind of product.
Panasonic rechargeable Nickel-Metal-Hydride batteries are designed to meet the requirement for increasingly higher levels of energy demanded by today’s products. They offer about 1.5 times the capacity of same size standard Nickel-Cadmium batteries. Due to their increased capacity and energy density features, users can expect a longer run time between charges and a long life.