Nichicon Product (SLB) FAQs
Customization of the processing shape of the lead part is possible, depending on the quantity. Please contact Nichicon for additional information.
Nichicon is developing prototypes for evaluation. Please contact us for additional information.
Yes, they are compliant.
Nichicon batteries meet safety standards UL1642 and IEC62133-2. The SLB is UN38.3 compliant for transportation.
The SLB is not subject to the Japanese Listing Regulations (Export Trade Control Order). There are no import restrictions to the United States.
Batteries have higher energy density than EDLCs, also known as Supercapacitors.
There are many different types and alternatives to Lithium-ion batteries which will be discussed in an e-book to be published in January 2023. However, Nichicon is producing a Lithium-Titanate battery (SLB) that can be used in applications where power density, cycle life, and safety are important.
The electrodes deteriorate when a lithium-ion battery is charged and discharged.
LTO batteries have an anode that uses lithium titanate oxide, while lithium-ion batteries use carbon. Although LTO and lithium-ion batteries share many aspects, using lithium titanate in the LTO can significantly improve battery performance.
Advantages: The SLB has a charge/discharge rate of 20C, it has a long life of 25,000 cycles, and Charging at very low current, is suitable for energy harvesters, is used in low-temperature environments, high safety due to materials
Disadvantages: low energy density
The SLB has a significant advantage in applications requiring repeated charging and discharging of the battery. This translates into fewer batteries needing to be disposed of in landfills. In addition, when combined with an energy harvester, it can replace disposable batteries.
Nichicon LTO battery’s data shows that even after 25,000 charge/discharge cycles, 80% of the initial capacity is maintained.
When the SLB is combined with energy-harvesting tools such as PV cells, the SLB is essentially a maintenance-free device.
The difference between the two is the material, and each feature is shown in the table below.
For applications where power density, cycle life, and safety are important, LTO batteries can be substituted.
Supercapacitors and LTO batteries have different operating principles. In particular, there is a significant difference in energy density, which allows LTO batteries to be smaller with the same amount of energy.
Nichicon LTO batteries can be charged and discharged in temperatures as low as -30°C
IoT applications are those in which the features of LTO batteries can be fully utilized.
Yes, it is the best battery for IIoT applications.
Yes, it has high power and cycle life suitable for NB-IoT and other similar communication protocols.
It has a safety advantage, but energy density can be an issue. In some cases, combining it with an energy harvester can be a solution.
Yes, it is suitable for utility meters with communication capabilities.
Yes, they can be used in wireless devices.
Yes, they can be used in smart building applications.
Asset tracking is a very good application for the SLB LTO battery.
Toshiba’s SCiB LTO battery is used in many automotive products.
Yes, they can be used in consumer electronics.
The LTO battery can be used in medical applications, but please contact us for additional information.
The low internal resistance allows charging without loss of power generated by solar cells.
The difference in materials results in different properties: LiFePO 4 has a higher energy density, while LTO has a higher power density and a longer cycle life.
Storage in high-temperature environments should be avoided.
For storage conditions of Nichicon LTO batteries, please contact us.
Extremely low risk of ignition compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries.
Yes. High energy density contributes to product miniaturization and longer use.
Yes, they can be used instead of a lithium coin cell. Since LTO is a rechargeable battery, it can be used for a long time with an energy harvester.
The strict charge/discharge control required for conventional lithium-ion batteries is unnecessary, but upper and lower limit voltage monitoring is required.
Depending on the application, it is suitable for devices that require high output power, such as IoT devices. In addition, a maintenance-free operation can be realized by combining with energy harvesters.
They are extremely safe because the risk of explosion is significantly lower than that of conventional lithium-ion batteries.
Nichicon’s LTO batteries are very safe, as the risk of thermal runaway is significantly lower than that of conventional lithium-ion batteries.