Battery, as the power source for electric devices, plays a vital role in ensuring the performance of devices. As the battery cells are a part of the battery pack, which is a part of the device, it means that all these parts must work in harmony. Therefore, when choosing a battery cell, understanding the needs of device, the operating environment, the chargers and other accessories are required so as to choose the right cells. Besides, before a battery cell is selected, space, cost and safety are also needed to take into consideration.
Lithium prismatic cells are one of several cell formats offered by OSM Energy and are an excellent choice for applications requiring frequent cycling and long useful lifespans. Encased in a thin aluminum or steel enclosure for stability, the pouch cell shares packaging efficiencies of up to 95% with its lithium pouch cell counterpart PRISCore cells are a great choice for commercial, industrial, or OEM projects.
With excellent thermal characteristics, the prismatic cell requires less cooling per energy unit when compared to the cylindrical lithium cell format. Additionally, the prismatics offers excellent cycle life expectancies even under high and varied load, which typically has an adverse effect on the life expectancy of other lithium cell formats. With a cycle life of up to four times greater than cylindrical lithium cells, the cost of operation and ownership for prismatics can be significantly lower.
Available in a multitude of cell sizes and derivatives to address specific and unique performance requirements including specific energy, specific power, safety, performance, lifespan and cost, large format prismatic cells offered by OSM are an excellent choice for electric vehicle powertrains and energy storage systems.
If your lithium application requires high power, long service life and good performance, thinking less about the effective use of space, a cylindrical cell could be your selection. Otherwise, if your application needs to be suitable for a limited space and a higher price is acceptable, a prismatic cell could be better.
When you are not sure what type of lithium cell you should use, try to consider an experienced partner, such as OSM, that is able to provide a power supply solution matching your specific requirement and helps you make a reasonable buying decision.