GE Durathon Batteries contain some of the newest battery technology in the market. Their innovative design provides many advantages over traditional Lead-Acid batteries. These advantages include a longer float life than VRLA technology as well as a higher energy density without the use of harmful materials.
Nickel-Cadmium batteries are a type of rechargeable battery that uses nickel oxide hydroxide, and metallic cadmium, as electrodes. These types of batteries have a higher energy density compared to lead-acid batteries, meaning that a smaller and lighter battery system is required to obtain the same power output as the equivalent of a lead-acid system. Nickel-Cadmium batteries also have a much greater lifespan and are capable of withstanding much more difficult environments than traditional VRLA batteries.
Vented Lead Acid batteries are most commonly used in central office applications or sites with a high capacity demand and a large allowable space for the battery system. 300-4000 Ah per battery equating to up to 8,000 Watts per cell. Flooded cells provide a much longer lifespan than their equivalent VRLA batteries but also require more maintenance than their VRLA counterparts.
12 Volt VRLA batteries are the optimum choice for small telecom sites or sites with a minimum allowable footprint for the back-up battery system. These types of batteries are convenient for systems requiring small upgrades in reserve capacity at around 100-200 amp-hours per string (at 48V). Power capacity can range from 31 to 190 amp-hours per battery. A single battery rack consisting of five strings can have over 45,000 Watts of reserve power for a -48 Volt configuration. These batteries can also be easily configured into a 24 Volt configuration.
2 Volt VRLA Batteries are the optimum choice for providing back up power in small to medium size telecom sites. Batteries can be paired with their own specifically designed battery racks ranging in configurations that will allow either a +24 or -48 Volt configuration. Battery systems power capacity ranges from 105-2,040 amp-hours per entire string, equating to up to 100 kiloWatts of reserve power.
Batteries convert chemical energy directly into electrical energy. The majority of batteries used in the telecom industry are a Lead-Acid type. Lead-Acid batteries are an inexpensive design compared to newer technologies such as Lithium-Ion. However, Lead-Acid batteries have a lower energy density, meaning that larger and heavier batteries are required to produce the same power equivalence of a smaller, Lithium-Ion battery.