https://www.alexandertechnologies.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Custom-battery-pack-bvs-off-the-shelf.jpg 420 800 Andrew Taylor https://firstname.lastname@example.org Andrew Taylor2023-03-28 13:39:422023-03-28 15:06:58Why choose a custom battery pack over an off-the-shelf battery pack?
At Alexander Battery Technologies we have been manufacturing custom battery packs for the last 40 years. Every battery that is manufactured in our facility is unique to one product, a battery pack that cannot be brought off-the-shelf (OTS). Despite this when we are in discussion with original equipment manufacturers (OEM) many are still opting to go for an OTS pack for their application. We would like to take this opportunity to discuss why we think a custom battery pack is a better choice for your project.
We can design our product around your application.
Choosing a custom battery pack to power your device provides you with the ultimate flexibility when it comes to the design of your application. Our engineers will be able to design an appropriate pack to fit your product meaning there is no compromise to be made when you design your product. Should you choose an OTS battery for your application there is no guarantee a power source can be found to perfectly fit the intricacies of your design. This may lead to unused space or even a complete re-design of the product, a problem that would be negated with a custom-made battery specifically to be used for your product.
We can provide you with known manufacturing excellence.
Due to the more personable nature of supplying a custom battery pack, representatives from the OEM will often come to the manufacturer’s site to discuss the project and view their facilities. Once the OEM is on site they will be able to get an idea of the manufacturing excellence that will go into developing their battery pack. This is often the point that the OEM is convinced that a custom battery pack is a much better choice for their project than an OTS solution. If you would like to book a tour of our world-class manufacturing facilities, please contact us.
We can optimise the performance of your product.
Our engineering team can prototype a custom battery pack that can deliver the specific voltage, current, and capacity required by the device it is powering. We have the knowledge to select the best battery cells, protection circuitry, and other components that can be carefully integrated to deliver the best possible performance. This can lead to longer run times, better charge retention, and improved overall device performance.
We can add unique features to your pack.
Your custom battery pack can be designed to include unique features, such as built-in charging circuits, communication interfaces, or specialised safety features. If your device is going to be used in extreme temperatures, our engineers will be able to add specialised features to your battery pack to manage the heat effectively. Specialist features such as heat management capabilities can provide your product with a competitive advantage plus enhance the functional ability of the device.
We can provide a higher energy density.
Energy density refers to the amount of energy that can be stored in a battery per unit of volume or weight. In our custom battery pack prototypes, we can choose battery cells with higher energy density. As a result, the device will be able to have a much longer running time and allow the product to be both smaller and lighter. This has been particularly important for products we have designed custom battery packs for in the past, a power drill and a remote-control car. Both products were enhanced significantly due to the design of a smaller and lighter custom battery pack.
Overall, a custom battery pack can provide a tailored solution that meets the specific requirements of your device or application, and can result in better performance, longer battery life, and increased reliability. You will experience the best results with a reputable battery manufacturer that has experience in battery design and manufacturing, to ensure that your custom battery pack is safe, reliable, and meets all relevant standards and regulations.
In conclusion, we feel very strongly that a custom-made battery pack will have more benefits than an off-the-shelf equivalent. The ability to design a pack tailored to your device in terms of both power and size is where a custom battery pack is superior. With the advantages of the higher energy density we can provide and the unique features we can add in order to combat challenging environments, we are aware of the benefits we can provide OEMs. If you want to find out more about a potential custom battery pack project, please contact us.