Toshiba Corporation has expanded its SCiB product offering with the launch of an innovative 20Ah-HP rechargeable lithium-ion battery cell that delivers high energy and high power at the same time and is ideal for heavy-load applications. This new 20Ah-HP cell is suitable for situations where battery cells must suppress heat and operate continuously, such as rapid charging of commercial vehicles, regenerative power systems for rolling stock, and industrial equipment.
This new cell delivers 1.7x higher input and 1.6x higher output, realized by an approximately 40% reduction of resistance in the cell. It can be deployed in automobiles, industrial equipment, and storage battery systems including drive power supply, emergency power supply for railways, regenerative power supply for harbor cranes, electric ferries, hybrid buses, trucks, HEVs, and PHEVs.
In addition, this cell achieves a longer life by suppressing heat during continuous charging and discharging, due to its lower internal resistance. It is the same size as Toshiba’s current 20Ah product, allowing current customers to easily upgrade to the improved input and output power with the same module pack.