Micro Power Receives UL 2054 Certification And CE Mark For IronWorks Iron-Phosphate Battery. (Photo: Business Wire)

Micro Power Electronics, Inc., a subsidiary of Electrochem Solutions, Inc. and the global leader in portable power solutions for mission-critical equipment, today announced UL 2054 Certification and CE Mark for the IronWorks ® battery, a patent-pending Iron-Phosphate battery solution, which serves as a drop-in replacement for Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries.
Micro Power Receives UL 2054 Certification and CE Mark for IronWorks Iron-Phosphate Battery. (Photo: ...

Micro Power Receives UL 2054 Certification and CE Mark for IronWorks Iron-Phosphate Battery. (Photo: Business Wire)

Manufacturers of mobile equipment can now achieve lighter weight, longer runtime and longer cycle life with the standard U1 format Lithium Iron-Phosphate battery. IronWorks is a 12 Volt, 44 Ah Lithium Iron-Phosphate battery with Smart Battery 1.1 compliant SMBus interface for delivering state-of-charge information. IronWorks provides equipment manufacturers with a drop-in replacement for Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries, at a fraction of the weight and with exceptional cycle life.

UL 2054 is the safety standard for Household and Commercial Batteries. Compliance with this standard reduces the battery-related risk of fire or explosion during use, and reduces the risk of injury when batteries are removed from a product to be stored, transported, or discarded. The UL 2054 certification enables mobile equipment manufacturers to declare compliance with IEC 60601-1, the general safety and essential performance standard for medical electrical equipment, for their mobile or portable equipment.

“UL 2054 Certification confirms that Micro Power’s Lithium Iron-Phosphate battery provides the highest standard in product safety,” said Robin Tichy, Micro Power’s product manager for IronWorks. “IronWorks is one of the first Lithium Iron-Phosphate batteries to receive this esteemed certification.”

IronWorks also passed all tests and requirements to receive the CE Mark, which enables IronWorks to be sold in the European Community (EC). By qualifying IronWorks for the CE Mark, Micro Power ensures that IronWorks complies with all the requirements of the applicable EC directives.

Micro Power supplies custom battery systems to the portable medical, automatic data collection, and commercial military markets. As a pioneer in the development of lithium battery systems, smart battery packs, chargers, docking stations, and power supplies, Micro Power has more than 25 years of experience developing battery solutions within its domestic and Asian production facilities. Micro Power is ISO 13485 and 9001:2008 certified.

IronWorks is a registered trademark of Micro Power Electronics, Inc.

About Micro Power Electronics, Inc.

Micro Power Electronics, Inc. is ISO 13485 and 9001:2008 certified, as well as ITAR registered. A subsidiary of Electrochem Solutions, Inc., Micro Power supplies custom battery systems to the portable medical, handheld Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) and commercial military markets. Micro Power has more than 25 years of experience developing battery solutions.

About Electrochem Solutions, Inc.

Electrochem Solutions, Inc., founded in 1979, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of customized battery and wireless sensing technology solutions. A subsidiary of Greatbatch, Inc., Electrochem was born from the lithium battery invented for the implantable pacemaker by founder, Wilson Greatbatch. Today, Electrochem is known for providing reliable products which are used across a range of critical applications in the portable medical, energy, military, aerospace, environmental and process control industries.

About Greatbatch, Inc.

Greatbatch, Inc. (NYSE: GB) provides top-quality technologies to industries that depend on reliable, long-lasting performance through its brands -- Greatbatch Medical, Electrochem and QiG Group. Greatbatch Medical develops and manufactures critical medical device technologies for the cardiac, neurology, vascular and orthopedic markets. Electrochem designs and manufactures custom battery and wireless sensing technologies for high-end niche applications in the energy, military, portable medical, and other markets. The QiG Group empowers the design and development of new medical devices for the company’s core markets.

For additional information on Micro Power, visit www.micro-power.com.

For additional information on Electrochem, visit www.electrochemsolutions.com.

For additional information on Greatbatch, visit www.greatbatch.com.

Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50168227&lang=en

Copyright Business Wire 2010