AVESTOR(TM) Lithium-Metal-Polymer Batteries Deployed throughout North America
Conference: Intelec '05 - Telecommunications Conference - 27th International Telecommunication Energy Conference
09/18/2005 - 09/22/2005 at Berlin, Germany
Proceedings: Intelec '05 - Telecommunications Conference
Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Wilkinson, Harvey (AVESTOR, USA)
Cornay, Sylvain (AVESTOR, Canada)
Over the last 25 years AVESTOR has developed a revolutionary design for stationary Lithium-Metal-Polymer (LMP) batteries. Through extensive research and development, AVESTOR’s efforts have resulted in a battery that offers a new level of high energy density, reliability and long life under the most extreme environmental conditions. Since 2004, LMP-technology batteries have been deployed in volume by various North American telecommunications operators in existing applications as well as in new ones. Despite the price difference with VRLA batteries, service providers are finding multiple applications where it makes economic sense to use LMP batteries. The high energy density of the LMP batteries allows the telecommunications operators to increase their back-up time without having to add on to their infrastructure. The wide operating temperature range of the LMP batteries offers the flexibility to install the LMP batteries in harsh environments without the use of external climate control equipment and still assure a long life. Furthermore, the alarming features integrated in LMP batteries give the telecommunications operators the ability to have an efficient back-up power system. The paper will describe, from the Service Providers’ point of view, the applications where they have found it makes sense to use LMP batteries and what impact it has on their day-to-day operations. Specifically how does the usage of LMP batteries affect their maintenance, installation and engineering activities as well as the resource allocations to those activities. In addition, this paper will describe what criteria the service providers used in their decision process to deploy LMP batteries in specific applications and the results versus initial expectations.