Utilities Middle East

Saft’s Nickel Batteries

Designed to support critical systems in remote industrial installati­ons

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Saft’s new Compact range of maintenanc­e-free nickel technology industrial backup batteries can be fitted in the same footprint and share the same charging protocols as lead-acid batteries. As a result, operators can upgrade to nickel technology in their existing cabinets and immediatel­y improve reliabilit­y and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

The Compact nickel batteries are directly compatible with valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) battery chargers. Normally, nickel batteries require a boost charge to reach a fully charged state. However, the new Compact range requires only a single step charging voltage of 1.39 Volts per cell.

This makes it possible to use them as a direct drop-in replacemen­t for existing VRLA batteries. This developmen­t builds on Saft’s successful introducti­on of similar innovative features in its Uptimax block batteries.

Saft’s Compact nickel batteries only need a single step charging voltage, so industrial operators can upgrade their backup batteries from VRLA to nickel technology on a plug and play basis without upgrading their battery charger and while keeping the same footprint. Moreover, they can reduce maintenanc­e budgets.

The Compact maintenanc­e-free nickel batteries are designed to support essential control systems and other critical equipment in remote and hard-to-access locations.

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Designed to support essential control systems

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