Pioneer work with the lithium battery began in 1912 under G.N. Lewis but it was not until the early 1970s when the first non-rechargeable lithium batteries became commercially available. Today, lithium-ion is the fastest growing and most promising battery chemistry. Here’s how this exciting new technology can boost operational efficiency in your workplace.
Lithium-ion batteries feature secondary cell construction. This means that they can be recharged hundreds of times and are more stable. They tend to have a higher energy density, voltage capacity and lower self-discharge rate than other rechargeable batteries. This makes for better power efficiency as a single cell has longer charge retention than other battery types, including AGM and SLA batteries. Under most conditions, lithium has 10 times the cycle life of SLA. This brings the cost per cycle of lithium lower than SLA, meaning you will have to replace a lithium battery less often.
At Service Assist, we are passionate about producing the best manual handling products and equipment in the world. We are looking at implementing lithium batteries into our products over the next few months. This is exciting news – not only for our team at Service Assist but for all our clients who rely on manual handling products and equipment. Existing motorised trolleys can be converted to lithium batteries if required.
To find out how we are revolutionising workplaces, chat to our friendly team on 03 9761 4722 and ask us to arrange a free consultation.