Toshiba proudly announces that it has established US-based sales and technical support for its new product, the Super Charge Ion Battery, SCiB™. This nano-based breakthrough lithium technology is noted for its rapid charging capability of 90% charge in less than 5 minutes, long life of more than 10 years even at rapid charge rates, and excellent safety performance. The SCiB™ product line will be supported out of the Toshiba International Corporation headquarters in Houston, Texas and the SCiB™ team will focus on business development activities, battery pack design, prototyping, assembly, technical support, and service.
The SCiB™ battery technology offers numerous performance advantages that make it an ideal solution for many of today’s toughest energy storage challenges.
- Inherently Safe – Advanced Lithium Chemistry Based on Nano-Technology Prevents Thermal Runaway Even Under Extreme Physical Duress
- Fast Charge Rates – Capable of Full Recharge in < 10 Minutes, 90% in < 5 Minutes
- Superior life – Minimal Capacity Loss, Even After 6,000 Rapid Charge-Discharge Cycles
- Greater Usable Capacity – Up to 85% Usable Capacity Without Compromising Cycle Life
- High Output Performance – Equivalent Discharge Rates to those of Ultra-Capacitors
- Superb Low-Temperature Performance – Excels at Temperatures as Low as -30°C
- Proven Production – Produced on a State-of-the-Art Automated Production Line
SCiB™ cells comprising the battery packs will be supplied from Toshiba’s state-of-the-art automated production line in the Saku Factory located in Nagano, Japan. Initial market development activities in the US will focus on automotive HEV/PHEV/EV, industrial lift trucks, smart grid/grid storage, medical equipment, wind and solar power, scooters, and UPS market segments.
Toshiba currently has two battery pack offerings commercially available, a 12 V, 4.2 Ah pack and a 24 V, 4.2 Ah pack. Both offerings are based on Toshiba’s 2.4 V, 4.2 Ah cells and include Toshiba’s proprietary battery management system, which ensures optimum performance and safety. Additional packs are under development.
|Nominal Voltage||12 V||24 V||2.4 V|
|Nominal Capacity||4.2 Ah||4.2 Ah||4.2 Ah|
|Maximum Charging Current||8.4 A||8.4 A||50 A|
|Maximum Discharging Current||8.0 A (Continuous) 25 A
(≤ 0.3 s)
|8.0 A (Continuous) 25 A
(≤ 0.3 s)
|Approximate Size||145 x 109 x 48 mm||100 x 300 x 45 mm||62 x 95 x 13 mm|
|Approximate Weight||1.0 kg||2.0 kg||155 g|
Toshiba International Corporation, located in Houston, Texas, is a Toshiba America Inc. (TAI) Group Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, and is a world leader in the design and sale of industrial product solutions. TIC has a proud tradition of quality, innovation, reliability, and a
commitment to customer service. Our designs are manufactured from start to finish using only the highest quality domestic and foreign parts.
For more information please contact SCiB™ Business Development Manager Darel Reed by calling (252) 702-3018 or via email at Jarel.Reed@tic.toshiba.com. Further information on Toshiba’s SCiB™ product line may also be found by visiting www.toshiba.com/ind.