The company developed the Lithium-ion solution over an 18-month period of extensive research, design and testing. “Mining applications present unique challenges,” said James Pflueger, regulatory manager, Alexander Technologies. “While Lithium-ion offers many benefits, its chemistry is such that it requires a unique solution to be utilized in potentially gaseous or high particulate environments, such as mining. Our experienced team of engineers developed a proprietary method to meet both MSHA and cell manufacturers’ safety requirements, maximizing the benefits of Lithium-ion battery power. We are delighted to receive the first MSHA approval.”

Lithium-ion batteries are the ideal solution for rechargeable battery in portable electronics because they are lightweight, have high energy density in a small footprint, with no memory effect, and only a slow loss of charge when not in use.