Telecom Battery Backup Power

The growing global demand for mobile services has significantly increased the need for reliable wireless telecommunications backup equipment. These systems rely almost exclusively on lead acid batteries, which suffer from a number of constraints, including high recurring replacement and maintenance costs, long charging times, costly thermal management and a heavy reliance on diesel backup generators in remote areas and areas of grid instability. Despite their limitations, lead acid batteries have persisted for telecom backup applications primarily because a viable alternative has yet to come to market…until now.

A123’s breakthrough Nanophosphate® lithium iron phosphate battery technology delivers significant advantages over even the most advanced lead acid, including longer life, faster charge capability, wider temperature operating range and higher reliability—resulting in a lower overall cost of ownership for telecommunications backup for base transceiver stations, base station controllers and central offices. 

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Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Comparison between A123 Lithium Ion and Lead Acid for Base Transceiver Application

Our battery systems result in significantly lower total cost of ownership as compared to lead acid because high-performance and longer-life batteries means fewer replacements, reduced maintenance and service costs, lower disposal costs, and reduced reliance on thermal management equipment. Upgrading from lead acid to our advanced Nanophosphate lithium ion technology means you’ll get superior battery backup performance at a lower cost over the life of your telecom equipment.

Key Nanophosphate Performance and Cost Benefits:

Longer cycle and calendar life: Wider operating temperature range:
  • Lasts up to five times longer than advanced lead acid
  • Delivers thousands of deep cycles for years of reliable performance
  • Requires fewer or no replacements over the life of the telecommunications equipment
  • Reduces battery disposal costs
  • Endures extreme temperatures with minimal impact on performance
  • Reduces need for thermal management equipment and associated operating costs
Faster charge acceptance rate: Deeper discharge capability:
  • Increases battery availability for improved wireless network reliability
  • Reduces reliance on diesel generators, leading to significant fuel savings and emissions reduction
  • Delivers greater battery utilization and improved wireless network reliability to increase the system value over time
  • Increased battery usability means more value derived
Reduced maintenance: More compact and lead-free:
  • Greater reliability and longer life means little to no maintenance required over the life of the telecom equipment
  • Eliminates maintenance and service costs
  • Smaller, lighter weight sealed system with no heavy metals
  • Smaller footprint and less costly disposal than lead acid

 

 

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TBS-P 48V100 Telecom Battery

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Lithium Ion Battery Technology for Telecommunications Backup

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