Batteries and supplies
Elcon’s product range includes competitive high-quality batteries for e.g. industry systems, electricity distribution and data traffic, as well as for UPSs. When required, Elcon can also provide survey of requirements, dimensioning and installation. Elcon also takes care of the recycling of used batteries.
- Sealed lead batteries
- Flooded lead batteries
- Lithium-ion batteries
- NiCad batteries.
Sealed lead batteries
The Elcon range includes sealed lead batteries over an extensive capacity range from different manufacturers. Batteries can be installed in the power system cabinet, in separate battery cabinets or on battery racks. The batteries can be used in industry, electricity distribution and power plants as well as in automation and telecom systems. Elcon’s range also includes AGM and gel batteries.
Flooded lead batteries
Elcon’s range includes flooded batteries for the needs of industry, electricity distribution and data traffic. A wide selection from different manufacturers, e.g. OPzS flooded tubular plate batteries from 50Ah upwards. OPzS and OGi type batteries are suited to supplying data traffic applications and emergency light and alarm systems as well as monitoring devices and automation in power plants and substations, railways, airports etc. The flooded batteries can also be used in solar panel applications. The calculated lifespan is at least 20 years when used correctly.
The lifespan of a Nickel-Cadmium battery is over 20 years when used correctly. The power delivery capacity is large, and the battery can momentarily provide current pulses of significant size, thanks to its low internal resistance. The usage temperature range is wide, and the battery provides current well even in sub-zero temperatures, as the electrolyte only works as a conveyor of current and is not involved in the reaction. It also withstands high temperatures better than a lead battery without shortening the lifespan.
The advantage of lithium-ion batteries, for example in comparison with lead batteries, is a high energy density and a low self-discharge rate.
Lithium-ion batteries usually need a battery monitoring system (BMS). The system monitors the voltage and temperature of the battery cells, and balances the charge in the cells.