New initiatives aimed at further advancing lead battery development have been unveiled by Malta-based Abertax Technologies.
Abertax presented two patented initiatives to underscore the firm’s research and development activities at last week’s 16th European Lead Battery Conference (ELBC) in Vienna.
The Abertax team presented a further development for VRLA batteries to “guarantee an equal gas pressure for all cells within a battery”. The company said the move eliminates any unbalance of excessive water loss from particular cells, “resulting in a much improved battery performance”. Abertax has teamed up with Accumalux to realise the project.
Abertax also presented a technique for wireless communication between chargers and battery management developed in cooperation with charger manufacturer IEB. Abertax said work by its research team had made it possible for a charger to identify a battery connected to it and automatically transfer data about the battery wirelessly.
Wireless connections will “simplify the careful control of the right charging regime to optimise the quality performance and ensuring the expected lifetime of the battery”, Abertax said.