Lindsay Broadband debuts UL/CSA/CE-certified HFC network LiFePO4 battery

March 21, 2023
The robust, sustainable LEON broadband battery can be paired with Lindsay’s LBUPS series or compatible competitive network standby power supplies to provide efficient, reliable power for uninterrupted delivery of broadband services for all applications.
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Lindsay Broadband, a division of Technetix group, has launched what it bills as "the first-ever UL/CSA/CE certified, safe, HFC network lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery," dubbed the LEON (Lindsay Ever On Networks) broadband battery.

As noted by the company, the LEON broadband battery can be paired with Lindsay’s LBUPS series or compatible competitive network standby power supplies to provide efficient, reliable power for uninterrupted delivery of broadband services for all applications, even in extreme environments.

Product trials are underway with several customers.

Technical rundown

Lindsay’s LBLIFEPO4-36V100AH is the company's intelligent LiFePO4 broadband battery for standby powering applications. According to the company, the product is the first broadband battery to receive UL, CSA, and CE certifications.

The 36 VDC, 100 Ah, 3600 Wh battery fits on a single outside plant (OSP) cabinet battery shelf, replacing three (3) 12 VDC lead acid (VRLA) batteries connected in series to create a 36 VDC string.

The company says the battery offers battery management system (BMS) controlled premium performance while providing "clean, energy-efficient, safe, reliable and sustainable standby power" to an HFC network standby power supply.

Extremely high energy density with up to 90% depth of discharge (DoD) provides for longer run-times and improved network reliability with little to no maintenance. The company contends battery has a 10x longer lifespan than VRLA and 3x longer than NMC. "Safety is key as it is inherently non-combustible and contains/produces no acids or explosive gases," adds Lindsay's press release.

Operators striving for a greener footprint will appreciate the product's green/environmentally-friendly design, as the product does not contain any contaminating elements, is 100% recyclable, and produces less waste owing to it consuming fewer raw materials per battery for the same energy density, with the product's longer lifespan equating to fewer batteries consumed over time.

Lindsay’s LBUPS series of robust HFC network standby power supplies supports the charging of both VRLA and LiFePO4 battery chemistries and are certified to the latest UL standards. They are available in 900 or 1350 VA output models with line-interactive ferroresonant technology and a microprocessor controlled regulated quasi-square wave output.

Further, the company says its HFC network standby power supplies boast a user-friendly color graphical touch display, programmable intelligent BMS, excellent input, output and short circuit protection, easily accessible front panel connections, hot-swappable inverter modules, field-selectable output voltage, and optional DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS embedded status monitoring.

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