Saft’s new Compact nickel batteries to streamline footprint and maintenance budgets for industrial sites:
- This new range of nickel backup batteries is designed to support critical systems in remote and hard-to-reach industrial installations
- Operators can upgrade directly from VRLA batteries in the same footprint and using existing chargers
- Compact nickel batteries offer a long operational life of over 20 years, at least 3 times more than VRLA batteries.
Saft’s new Compact range of maintenance-free nickel technology industrial backup batteries can be fitted in the same footprint and share 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.