BATTERY THERMAL MANAGEMENT
PCM Thermal Solutions can design and develop a battery jacket that will allow your telecom batteries be kept at optimal conditions. Email for quote or more info.
Background:Telephone operating companies have a long history of powering equipment with batteries. As the bandwidths of telecommunications networks increase exponentially, current trends are toward placing telecom equipment in remote locations closer to the customer. Remote terminals and their battery compartments are usually uncontrolled environments affected by climate and solar loading. This creates new environmental challenges for both the equipment and the batteries. Battery manufacturers cite constant 25ºC (77ºF) as the optimum battery temperature to attain longest life. While the telecom equipment is being made more robust, battery life remains directly affected by the applied load, proper recharging and most significantly by temperature. Batteries installed in remote terminals experience wide temperature excursions (often on a daily basis) which dramatically reduce useful life. The high cost of procuring, installing, operating and maintaining climate conditioning equipment to keep constant temperature in remote terminals far outweighs the cost of more frequent battery replacement.
A battery jacket provides a low cost solution for prolonging the useful life of VRLA batteries installed in the uncontrolled environment of remote terminals by maintaining temperatures to optimal conditions.
PCM Thermal Solutions can design a custom-made battery jacket using PCM material to maintain thermal stability or other thermal methodology.
Email us for a quote and thermal performance data