Smart meter applications require some kind of power engine that enables the meter to communicate with the utility and – ultimately – the consumer. Tadiran’s new TLI battery is an ideal solution.
Some smart electricity meters have a power supply problem, as they cannot take the energy needed for communication, via the GSM network, from the meter circuit. This means that a separate battery is required. Given the circumstances of the smart metering business, not just any rechargeable battery is suitable for this application.
Tadiran has just introduced the TLI Series of batteries, a new family of rechargeable lithium-ion cells designed specifically for use in harsh environments. This battery series is ideally suited for the application as it has excellent long-life characteristics and operates in a wide temperature range.