Toshiba establishes North American sales and support for SCiB battery

This nano-based breakthrough lithium technology is noted for its rapid charging capability of 90 percent charge in less than 5 minutes.

Houston, January 29, 2010—Toshiba 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 percent 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 Corp. 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 a very good solution for many of today’s toughest energy storage challenges.

Toshiba currently has two battery pack offerings commercially available: a 12V, 4.2 Ah pack and a 24V, 4.2 Ah pack. Both offerings are based on Toshiba’s 2.4V, 4.2 Ah cells and include Toshiba’s proprietary battery management system, which ensures optimum performance and safety. Additional packs are under development.

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