Batteries for demanding applications


Tadiran Batteries GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of primary (non-rechargeable) lithium batteries in Europe. The company was founded as a joint venture between Tadiran and Sonnenschein in 1984 and – under the name of Sonnenschein Lithium – has successfully served the market for more than 20 years. Together with its parent company Tadiran Batteries Ltd., the company is continuously improving its performance with regard to high quality products and customer service. The main focus is to achieve maximum customer satisfaction; thus the guideline is to be the best in design, full technical support and logistics. Tadiran Batteries GmbH is committed to world class performance – the management system is certified to ISO 9001, and since 1999 to ISO 14001.


A product design life of up to 20 years is a requirement today. This goal has been reached with Tadiran’s unique XOL technology, comprising a Lithium Thionyl Chloride battery that has been carefully optimised for very high capacity, extremely low self-discharge and minimised voltage delay. Millions of units have proved the excellent life and reliability of this technology in the field for over 15 years – mostly in water meters (including AMR) and in electronic prepayment gas meters.

In instances where the AMR device generates high current pulses at periodic intervals, with little or no background current between signal transmissions, Tadiran has developed a hybrid battery which utilises a primary cell in combination with a hybrid layer capacitor (HLC). Marketed as PulsesPlus, these hybrid batteries can supply very high current pulses over a long operating time. The benefits include higher capacity, lower self-discharge (less than 2 percent per year), no passivation effect and a broad temperature range of -40°C to 85°C.

This PulsesPlus technology is the unique power source for GSM/GPRS operated devices like commercial/industrial meters, data loggers, AMR devices, tracking and locating devices and tank level monitors. An analysis of the life cycle costs has convinced numerous customers that the PulsesPlus product family is commercially and technically the best choice for this new challenge.