XetaWave releases XetaPAK long-lasting battery for remote sites
Apr 28, 2017
Friday April 28, 2017 0 comments Tags: Louisville , Xetawave , XetaPAK , Jonathan Sawyer
LOUISVILLE -- XetaWave , a Colorado-based wireless technology provider, announced the release of XetaPAK, an advanced, long-lasting smart battery that represents an entirely new approach for batteries used in remote telemetry sites. As a drop-in replacement for 12 AH, 24 AH, and 100 AH lead acid batteries, XwtaWave said the XetaPAK is lighter weight, longer lasting, higher capacity and offers monitoring capabilities not available with traditional lead acid batteries. Instead of being just a battery, the XetaPAK adds a MPPT (maximum power point tracking) solar panel controller, load current limiter, low voltage shutdown, battery temperature management and data logging through Modbus all in one insulated package, the company said. XetaWave said the XetaPAK offers unsurpassed reliability, is invulnerable to abuse, and has a very long life. By contrast, today's typical lead acid battery offers no ability for monitoring and needs to be replaced on a regular basis, sometimes as frequent as annually, requiring the costly deployment of field resources and the cost of repeated purchases, the company said. "There has long been a need for a replacement to lead acid batteries,” said Jonathan Sawyer, XetaWave CEO/CTO. “The XetaPAK is the industry's most advanced battery management system. It is the only product that combines solar charging, thermal management and fault protection with Modbus data logging." XetaWave said the XetaPAK is available in three versions: XetaPAK15 offers 15 amp hours (AH), XetaPAK30 35 AH, and the XetaPAK135 135 Ahs, which offers 35% more capacity than 100 AH lead acid batteries. Founded in 2010, XetaWave is a leading provider of the industry's most advanced, high performing, cost effective platform of software defined radios across multiple bands to meet the worldwide application needs of industries such as oil and gas, water and wastewater, electric power, railroads, and the military.