France-based ARTS Energy, a global player in design, industrialisation and manufacturing of storage systems of electrical energy, will participate for the first time at the upcoming Gitex, and will introduce its innovative Ni-MH battery solution for telecom and back up.
The event will take place from October 8 to 12, at the Dubai World trade Centre, in Dubai, UAE.
ARTS Energy has become an expert of the Middle East region and will present new products and battery solutions for solar, and particularly robust and long life Ni-MH in hot climates, said a statement.
The company said that this new product is a technological breakthrough and is the fruit of a two years R&D programme including three partners, it said.
Arts Energy has developed a new Ni-MH battery called Endurance with high robustness and long life duration at high temperature.
Alpha Innovations has developed a new rectifier to manage the Ni-MH battery, and with dedicated components compatible with extreme temperatures.
Grolleau has developed a new outdoor energy enclosure dedicated to hot climates. Its new telecom and back up cabinet, dedicated to hot environments and climates, is the first offering the following benefits: no need for air conditioning - energy saving; excellent behavior up to 70°C; compact product; long life duration - 5 to 10 years in the Middle East; attractive total cost of ownership.
Considering telecom and back up applications, energy cabinets are generally equipped with lead-acid batteries offering acceptable life duration (around five years) in moderate climates (Europe, USA, Asia).
But in hot climates (Africa, middle-East, South America), those lead-acid batteries delivers poor life duration (sometimes less than one year) even if the energy cabinet is equipped with air conditioning.
Consequently, in such areas, the cost for the battery maintenance (replacing the battery) becomes much higher compared to the cost of the initial battery delivered with the telecom and back up cabinet.
Additionally, waiting for the lead-acid battery to be replaced with a fresh one, the cost of “non-operational” network is high, mainly in the field of telecom.
Many Telecom operators have measured the extra-cost generated by poor life duration of lead-acid batteries in hot climates, and are looking for alternative battery technologies since a few years.
But as the energy cabinets are equipped with a lead-acid rectifier, it is not possible to remove the lead-acid battery and replace it with a Ni-MH or Li-ion battery. Charge management of the battery is different, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service