North American battery maker Ultralife Corporation is due to launch its latest lead-acid battery replacement next week.
The company will launch its latest LiFePO4 battery aimed at applications such as carts, wheelchairs, scooters, robotics and motor bots or uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems.
In addition, the Newark-based company will assemble the battery in its New York plant to allow for faster lead times.
Mike Manna, VP of product management and technology at Ultralife Corporation, was staying tightlipped about the battery ahead of the launch.
He said: “Although we can’t give too much away ahead of the big launch in the run up to HIMSS, this new LiFePO4 battery brings some key improvements over traditional SLA batteries.”
He added: “Medical professionals need batteries for increasingly demanding applications where high power, accurate monitoring and fast charging are becoming a necessity.
Manna said the new range of LiFePO4 batteries were three times lighter than standard lead-acid batteries, and provided three times more energy.
Ultralife is an expert in batteries for mission critical devices in the medical and defence sectors.