Utilities Middle East
Saft’s Nickel Batteries
Designed to support critical systems in remote industrial installations
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.