Tadiran Lithium Batteries Survive -80 Degrees Celcius to Continuously Monitor the Transport of the COVID-19 Vaccine

  • December 18, 2020
Tadiran Lithium Batteries Survive -80 Degrees Celcius to Continuously Monitor the Transport of the COVID-19 Vaccine
Tadiran Lithium Batteries Survive -80 Degrees Celcius to Continuously Monitor the Transport of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Tadiran, a leading manufacturer of lithium batteries, offers bobbin-type lithium thionyl chloride (LiSOCl2) batteries that have been specially modified for use in the cold chain, enabling wireless sensors to continuously monitor the transport of foods, medicines, vaccines and tissue specimens that are frozen or packed in dry ice.
 
Bobbin-type LiSOCl2 batteries feature a non-aqueous electrolyte that is uniquely adapted to survive at -80°C, which is required for transporting the new COVID-19 vaccine.

These cells are also utilized in GPS asset tracking, RFID, environmental monitoring and other ultra-long-life applications that require high capacity and high energy density.
 
Key performance features include:

  • Higher voltage (3.6V)

  • 2X the energy density of other leading chemistries

  • Service life of 20+ years

  • Small form factor

  • Glass-to-metal hermetical seal (not crimped elastomer gasket)

  • ISO-9001 certified and UL-recognized

According to Sol Jacobs, VP and general manager of Tadiran Batteries, “We are proud to be playing a small but important part in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Tadiran lithium batteries enable a continuous and reliable chain of wireless tracking data that increases public confidence in breakthrough vaccines that must be maintained at -80°C during transport to health care centers nationwide.”
 
Tadiran cold chain lithium batteries are available in 1/2AA, 2/3AA, AA, C, D and DD cylindrical cells, wafer cells and custom battery packs. In addition, Tadiran manufactures a complete line of 40-year LiSOCl2 batteries, including cylindrical, coin-sized, and battery packs. In addition, Tadiran manufactures Pulses Plus™ batteries for high pulse applications, and TLI Series 20-year Li-ion rechargeable batteries.

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