The new product data catalog presents the product line of Tadiran Batteries GmbH. It contains information on lithium-thionyl chloride (LTC) batteries, PulsesPlus batteries and hybrid layer capacitor (HLC) and Tadiran lithium metal oxide (TLM) batteries.
A typical smart metering application is an electronic gas meter with electrical valve for prepayment functions and low power radio for bi-directional communications. The preferred power source for such long life requirements are 3.6 Volt lithium thionyl chloride batteries. But these batteries differ a lot, and predicting the expected operating life merely from the cell's nominal capacity can be misleading as the cell's available capacity is also affected by the internal self-discharge rate, impedance growth during discharge and the specific load profile.
Article by Marc Henn published in METERING & SMART ENERGY INTERNATIONAL, Issue 3 2016
By 2020 there will be about seven million smart gas meters installed in the Netherlands, using batteries that are supposed to last for about 20 years. The long lifetime of the battery is crucial, because an operation to replace them would be on a large scale and therefore expensive. A study of the Dutch DSOs shows: predicted and actual battery lifetimes are in line.
Article by Horst Reuning and Machiel Joosse published in METERING INTERNATIONAL, Issue 2 2013
Netbeheer Nederland initiated a study, where gas meters (supplied with energy by Tadiran lithium batteries) were taken back from the field after five years of operation. The results corresponded to the anticipated battery life of 20 years and more.
Article by Dr. Thomas Dittrich published in Modern Utility Management, Issue Two 2013
Netbeheer Nederland, the Association of Energy Network Operators in the Netherlands, has just completed the first part of a research study investigating the life of lithium batteries used in smart gas meters in Holland. The results of this study were presented at the 2012 Metering Europe conference in Amsterdam. They confirm Tadiran’s predictions with respect to the long term behaviour of their batteries.