Primary Batteries

Medical Batteries

Medical battery technology has been advanced greatly through EPT’s R&D activities. From miniaturization to broadening the device-types served by EPT batteries, a variety of chemistries and battery types have been incorporated into both implanted and external device control and logging systems.

Thermal Batteries

Thermal batteries primarily serve the defense industry. Recent innovative research and development initiatives have further strengthen our leadership position in this technology. Internally funded projects have lead to improved cathode formulations, producing superior performance to the industry standard pyrite-based cathode materials.

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Fundamental R&D

 

Thermal batteries primarily serve the defense industry. EPT’s leadership in the thermal battery field has been improved through innovative developments in recent years. Internally funded projects have developed several improved cathode formulations, producing superior performance to the industry standard pyrite-based cathode materials.

 

Thin Components

 

EaglePicher has developed methodologies to manufacture thin components for Thermal Batteries. Using these thin components in place of industry-standard pressed powder pellets enables different form factors, smaller and lighter batteries, and improved design efficiency. 

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Lithium

Lithium primary batteries are widely used in variety of applications including military, consumer, medical and industrial. EaglePicher has many years of experience in manufacturing a wide variety of lithium primary batteries including lithium-carbon fluoride (Li-CFx), lithium-manganese dioxide (Li-MnO2), lithium-thionyl chloride (Li/SOCl2) and lithium-sulfur dioxide (Li/SO2).

Among these batteries, Li-CFx has the highest energy density, but suffers from high heat output and voltage dip when discharged at high rate. EaglePicher has successfully developed a high capacity and rate capable lithium primary using a hybrid cathode made with carbon monofluoride and manganese dioxide. This hybrid cell operates in a wide range of temperature with low heat output that make it very attractive portable power source for military applications.

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