Low-NRE, ‘semi-custom’ Li-ion battery packs

October 21, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
A service from Varta Storage gives small-medium scale manufacturers a custom battery solution without the NRE cost; called CellPac BLOX, the service enables rapid, low-cost prototyping of rechargeable power systems. The configuration service gives faster time to market than a full custom design.

CellPac BLOX offers system designers a range of lithium-ion cells, Protection Circuit Modules (PCMs) and connectors which can be combined to produce lithium-ion batteries ranging from 150mAh up to 7800mAh. More than 50 combinations of cells and PCMs have been tested and validated by Varta Storage to guarantee safety, and almost any standard wire/connector assembly can be added to create a semi-custom lithium-ion soft pack. A detailed CellPac BLOX Handbook allows for easy selection of compatible components.


The CellPac BLOX service is available through all authorised distributors of Varta Storage products in Europe. All cells carry UL 1642 recognition, and all packs are tested for transportation according to the UN 38.3 standard. On request, additional options are available to CellPac BLOX users, such as IEC 62133 certification, or the use of non-standard connectors.


Varta Storage; www.varta-storage.com/cellpacblox