Panasonic Introduces Batteries For Wind Turbines

Panasonic Industrial Co., a subsidiary of Panasonic Corp., has introduced a series of batteries designed specifically for wind turbines. The LC-WTV and LC-WTP series of batteries are the latest iteration of Panasonic's valve-regulated lead acid (VRLA) technology adapted to the specific and demanding needs of wind turbine applications, says the company.

The company has introduced four new batteries designed to power the adjustment of the pitch of the wind turbines' blades. The batteries include:

– the LC-WTV127R2, a 12 V, 7.2 Ah VRLA battery with an expected life of five years at 20 degrees C;

– the LC-WTV1212, a 12 V, 12 Ah VRLA battery with an expected life of five years at 20 degrees C;

– the LC-WTP127r2, a 12 V, 7.2 Ah VRLA battery with an expected life of 10 years at 20 degrees C; and

– the LC-WTP1212, a 12 V, 12 Ah VRLA battery with an expected life of 10 years at 20 degrees C.

The batteries feature deep-discharge recovery, no corrosive-gas generation, long service life, quick changeability and high-power density, according to the company.

SOURCE: Panasonic Industrial Co.

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