LONDON Batterien-Montage-Zentrum GmbH (BMZ), a manufacturer of customized batteries, is to use lithium iron phosphate (LiFePo4) cells in the design and packaging of high performance batteries after completion of performance and safety tests.
The cells, which use lithium iron phosphate as cathode provide more than 2000 charge cycles and are suitable for high current applications. The lithium iron phosphate technology enables a charge period of under 30 minutes and and an operating temperature range of -20 to +60°C, which allows use of the cells even in harsh environmental conditions.
LiFePo4 cells do not use any toxic heavy metals and are said to be explosion proof and will not catch fire, if impacted, overcharged or short-circuited.
The first LiFePo4 cells in an 18650 package and ranging from 1.2 Ah to 3.2 Ah are in production and with types with up to 250 Ah blocks are in development.
BMZ (Karlstein, Germany) was founded in 1994 and has a staff of more than 250 employees.