Battery Solutions

FAQs

What is the advantage of lithium batteries?

Lithium batteries have higher voltage, wider temperature range, long time durability and higher energy density which make them available to use longer than other batteries.

How do you transport lithium batteries?

Read the IATA Guidance Document regarding the Transportation of Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion Batteries.

How do you dispose of lithium batteries?

Great care should be taken when disposing of lithium batteries. If there is any unused electricity capacity in the battery and the battery's positive and negative terminals happen to come into contact with other metal parts during disposal, then there is a risk of heat generation, breakage or even fire.  Therefore, it is recommended that any business should employ the services of a professional handling company on a service contract basis, in order to safely manage all battery disposal.

What different types of rechargeable battery are there?

Rechargeable batteries can come in four different types of chemistry. Lithium Ion (Li Ion), Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) and Sealed Lead Acid (SLA). Whilst the basic components of each of these battery types are similar, each has it's own unique features, which means that one chemistry can perform more effectively than another, depending upon the application.

What is the difference between lithium primary and lithium rechargeable batteries?

Lithium primary batteries use lithium in it’s pure metallic form whereas a lithium rechargeable battery uses lithium compounds that are much more stable. This means that it is designed specifically to be recharged hundreds of times, whereby a standard lithium primary battery should always be disposed of and never recharged.

What is the difference between alkaline and rechargeable batteries?

Generally, an alkaline battery is what is known as a primary battery. This means that it can be used once and then thrown away. A rechargeable battery however, (also known as a secondary battery) contains reversible chemical materials. Therefore, it can be recharged and used time and time again.

What is the difference between nickel metal hydride and nickel cadmium batteries?

Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) and Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) batteries are both rechargeable and are interchangeable in most applications. However, the NiMH batteries have a better energy density and are also more environmentally friendly. This is due to the fact they do not contain heavy cadmium, but instead use a hydrogen absorbing alloy which is much lighter.

How many times can a nickel metal hydride battery be recharged?

Generally, nickel metal hydride batteries are more sensitive to prolonged overcharge than nickel cadmium batteries. Therefore, they will have a reduced cycle life if they are subjected to long periods of extended overcharge. However, overcharging is just one factor that contributes to the cycle life performance. Usage patterns and storage conditions are all factors that effect how long a battery will last. Providing you subject your batteries to typical usage conditions, you should find that you can recharge them hundreds of times.

Why do batteries become warm while charging?

When charging batteries, it is perfectly normal for the battery to become warm, as it is simply the energy that the charger is putting into the battery. After charging has been completed, the battery should return to room temperature within a few minutes.

How long will a nickel metal hydride battery hold it's charge?

In general, a nickel metal hydride battery will retain around 70% of it's original charge for a period of approximately 6 months. This is, of course dependent upon the battery being kept in typical storage conditions.

What is the relationship between battery capacity and charging time?

The higher the capacity of a battery, the longer it will take to charge. Most battery chargers have a constant charging current - which means that the process of putting energy back into the cell is done so at a constant speed.

What is memory effect?

Memory effect is what happens when a battery has been repeatedly charged whilst it still has some energy remaining. This is why you should always discharge a battery entirely before recharging. These days, however, this is not so much of an issue as significant improvements in electrode manufacturing technologies means that batteries have a greater tolerance to being recharged before fully discharged.

What is trickle charge?

Trickle charge is a low rate charge that is specifically used to simply top up a battery to it's full capacity.

What is a smart charger?

A smart charger is a charging device that monitors a battery's state of charge, enabling it to terminate the charge when it is complete. This limits the problems that can be caused by overcharging and subsequentlyextends the life of the battery.

How long can nickel metal hydride batteries be stored?

Providing your batteries are stored in typical environmental conditions, they can be stored for up to 5 years.

Can rechargeable batteries be used in all battery powered devices?

Yes, all devices can function when powered by rechargeable batteries. However, some devices will perform more effectively with a primary battery. Rechargeable batteries are more appropriate when used for constant, high drain applications.

Are nickel metal hydride and nickel cadmium batteries considered hazardous waste?

In terms of waste batteries, it is dependent upon individual country regulations as to whether or not a battery is defined as hazardous. Therefore, you should check your local regulations before disposing of your waster batteries.

What terminals are available for Tekcell batteries?

AVAILABLE TERMINALS

Vitzrocell Available Terminals

CONNECTOR TYPE

Vitzrocell Connector Types

Do you have any additional packing information for Tekcell batteries?

PACKING INFORMATION

TypeModelUnit/PackingNet Wt.Inner BoxOuter Box
Q'tyNet Wt.(g)Q'ty Net Wt.(kg)Gross Wt.(kg)CBMDimension(mm)
Li/SOCI2
Bobbin type
SB-AA02(P) 1pc.(Bulk)/TC,ST,P 9.2 100 980 1,000 9.8 10.7 0.0337 510x330x200
1pc.(Bulk)/AX 30 316 300 3.2 4.1 0.0290 435x370x180
SB-AA11(P) 1pc.(Bulk)/TC,ST,P 16.0 100 1660 600 10.0 10.9 0.0337 510x330x200
1pc.(Bulk)/AX 25 440 250 4.4 5.3 0.0290 435x370x180
SB-A01 1pc.(Bulk)/TC,ST,P 24.0 90 2220 540 13.3 14.2 0.0337 510x330x200
SB-C02 1pc.(Bulk)/TC,ST,P 51.0 50 2610 300 15.7 16.6 0.0357 515x347x200
SB-D02 1pc.(Bulk)/TC,ST,P 100.0 30 3060 120 12.2 13.1 0.0337 510x330x200
Li/SOCI2
Spiral type
SW-AA01 1pc.(Bulk)/TC,ST,P 9.2 100 980 1000 9.8 10.7 0.0337 510x330x200
SW-AA11 1pc.(Bulk)/TC,ST,P 17.0 100 1760 600 10.6 11.5 0.0337 510x330x200
SW-A01 1pc.(Bulk)/TC,ST,P 30.0 90 2775 540 16.7 17.6 0.0337 510x330x200
SW-C01 1pc.(Bulk)/TC,ST,P 51.0 50 2610 300 15.7 16.6 0.0357 515x347x200
SW-D02 1pc.(Bulk)/TC,ST,P 102.0 30 3120 120 12.5 13.4 0.0337 510x330x200
Li/MnO2 CR123A 1pc.(Blister) 16.0 10 210 200 4.7 5.3 0.0202 509x228x174
1pc.(Bulk) 100 1,649 800 13.2 14.0 0.0202 509x228x174
CR-2 1pc.(Blister) 11.5 10 159 200 3.7 4.3 0.0202 509x228x174
1pc.(Bulk) 40 539 960 12.9 13.7 0.0202 509x228x174