Battery Packs Tough Enough for the Iditarod
Product Announcement from Electrochem Solutions, Inc.
Need to power a device operating in extreme temperatures and harsh environmental conditions? Electrochem's non-rechargeable lithium cells are trusted worldwide in a range of applications where failure is not an option, such as downhole drilling, military devices and ocean buoys. This year, these batteries will once again power satellite tracking technology for the racing teams in the famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race®. Chosen for its unparalleled performance in extreme environmental conditions, Electrochem's High Rate Lithium Batteries will ensure reliable power to the Satellite Race Telemetry (SRT) unit through low temperatures, severe weather conditions and pounding shock and vibration.
Every team participating in the race will be outfitted with the SRT unit, developed by IonEarth LLC, providing organizers, volunteers, media and fans with mapping of location, speed, temperature, heading and more. The SRT unit transmits through Iridium's constellation of 66 Low-Earth-Orbit satellites to a central server every 15 minutes, and a live map is refreshed to show the position of the race teams.
"With Electrochem's battery solution, we can depend on the device's performance in the harsh Alaskan conditions through the full duration of the race," said Jerry Miller of IonEarth LLC. "The batteries are lightweight yet extremely energy dense, which means we get a lot of power without adding significant size or weight to the musher's sled."
Electrochem's focus is in customized solutions - designing a battery pack that fits the unique needs of your device. Electrochem also offers rechargeable battery solutions for critical applications such as portable medical devices and environmental monitoring and detection.