Industrial Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries

NiMH Batteries for Industrial and OEM Applications

Nickel based batteries are a popular choice due to their low cost, durability and simple transportation due to not being subject to regulatory control. This chemistry type can offer a wider operating temperature range than some lithium derivatives making them suitable for a broad range of industrial applications.

Commonly used in applications that require fairly low discharge rates, and where cost is a key factor, this chemistry is popular for use in power tools, pulse instrumentation, and other electronic devices.

Battery Protection & Management Circuits

To help increase the safety of NiMH batteries and also extend service life a protection circuit is recommended to regulate current within safe levels. VPW has extensive experience with stand-alone and integrated PTC (positive temperature coefficient) protection devices as well as PCM (protection circuit modules).

PTC – Positive Temperature Coefficient Thermistor
The PTC device is the most common means of protection for NiMH batteries and is often also referred to as a resettable fuse or polymeric positive temperature coefficient device (PPTC). Available in a wide variety of ratings and styles to fit virtually any application the PTC provides temporary over current protection with auto recovery.

PCM – Protection Circuit Modules
The PCM is a fairly simple and straightforward protection device, which does not require software integration allowing for rapid development keeping costs to a minimum.

Some of the features available for NiMH Protection Circuit Modules include:

  • Over discharge protection
  • Over current protection
  • Over temperature protection
  • Fuel Gauge

BMS – Battery Management Systems
The BMS typically handles the same protections found with PCMs and incorporates a microprocessor, which allows for additional monitoring, control and reporting of a wide variety of parameters based on specific customer requirements. Through integrated software users can gain real time access to an abundance of data through a variety of protocols include the common I2C and CAN bus. While not common for NiMH projects VPW can offer a custom tailored BMS for your next NiMH project.

In addition to the features found with PCMs, some of the features available for Battery Management Systems include:

  • Current sensing & limiting
  • Temperature monitoring
  • State of charge and state of health monitoring
  • Voltage monitoring
  • Internal resistance monitoring
Venom Industrial Series NiMH Batteries

We also Carry a Wide Array of Off-the-Shelf NiMH Batteries

Purpose built for industrial applications the Venom Industrial Series of NiMH Batteries offers customers a ready-made solution that can be used in product validation stages or in full production. All items in this line feature an integrated PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) device for resettable protection against excessive current, which can be damaging to NiMH batteries. Available in a wide variety of voltages and capacities Venom Industrial Series NiMH batteries can also be tailored to your exact specifications.

Venom Industrial 4-Cell 650mAh 4.8V PTC cube NiMH

Venom Industrial 4-Cell 650mAh 4.8V PTC cube NiMH

Part#: 551103

  • Volts: 4.8V
  • Capacity: 650mAh
  • Cell Configuration: Cube
  • Charge Rate: 1 (0.65A)
  • Continuous Discharge: 1.8A
  • Dims: 48 x 22.5 x 22.5 mm / 1.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 in
  • Weight: 58g (2 oz)
Venom Industrial 4-Cell 1300mAh 4.8V PTC cube NiMH

Venom Industrial 4-Cell 1300mAh 4.8V PTC Cube NiMH

Part#: 551105

  • Volts: 4.8V
  • Capacity: 1300mAh
  • Cell Configuration: Cube
  • Charge Rate: 1C (1.3A)
  • Continuous Discharge: 3.8A
  • Dims: 55.5 x 31 x 31 mm / 2.2 x 1.2 x 1.2 in
  • Weight: 109g (3.9 oz)
Venom Industrial 4-Cell 2500mAh 4.8V PTC Cube NiMH

Venom Industrial 4-Cell 2500mAh 4.8V PTC Cube NiMH

Part#: 551106

  • Volts: 4.8V
  • Capacity: 2500mAh
  • Cell Configuration: Cube
  • Charge Rate: 1C (2.5A)
  • Continous Discharge: 5.5A
  • Dims: 48.5 x 46.5 x 46.5 mm / 1.9 x 1.8 x 1.8 in
  • Weight: 207g (7.3 oz)
Venom Industrial 4-Cell 5000mAh 4.8V PTC Cube NiMH

Venom Industrial 4-Cell 5000mAh 4.8V PTC Cube NiMH

Part#: 551108

  • Volts: 4.8V
  • Capacity: 5000mAh
  • Cell Configuration: Cube
  • Charge Rate: 1C (5A)
  • Continuous Discharge: 11A
  • Dims: 51 x 48 x 48 mm / 2 x 1.9 x 1.9 in
  • Weight: 290g (10.2oz)
Venom Industrial 5-Cell 1200mAh 6V PTC Flat Pack NiMH

Venom Industrial 5-Cell 1200mAh 6V PTC Flat Pack NiMH

Part#: 551205

  • Volts: 6V
  • Capacity: 1200mAh
  • Cell Configuration: Side-by-Side
  • Charge Rate: 1C (1.2A)
  • Continuous Discharge: 3.8A
  • Dims: 84 x 31 x 18 mm / 3.3 x 1.2 x 0.7 in
  • Weight: 112g (4 oz)
Venom Industrial 5-Cell 3000mAh 6V PTC Flat Pack NiMH

Venom Industrial 5-Cell 3000mAh 6V PTC Flat Pack NiMH

Part#: 551206

  • Volts: 6V
  • Capacity: 3000mAh
  • Cell Configuration: Side-by-Side
  • Charge Rate: 1C (3A)
  • Continuous Discharge: 7.3A
  • Dims: 110 x 46 x 23 mm / 4.3 x 1.8 x 0.9 in
  • Weight: 290g (10.2 oz)
Venom Industrial 5-Cell 5000mAh 6V PTC Hump Pack NiMH

Venom Industrial 5-Cell 5000mAh 6V PTC Hump Pack NiMH

Part#: 552108

  • Volts: 6V
  • Capacity: 5000mAh
  • Cell Configuration: 2×3 Hump Pack
  • Charge Rate: 1C (5A)
  • Continuous Discharge: 11A
  • Dims: 68 x 41 x 46 mm / 2.7 x 1.6 x 1.8 in
  • Weight: 368g (13 oz)
Venom Industrial 6-Cell 3600mAh 7.2V PTC Flat Pack NiMH

Venom Industrial 6-Cell 3600mAh 7.2V PTC Flat Pack NiMH

Part#: 551306

  • Volts: 7.2V
  • Capacity: 3600mAh
  • Cell Configuration: End-on-end
  • Charge Rate: 1C (3.6A)
  • Continuous Discharge: 7.3A
  • Dims: 138.5 x 46.5 x 25 mm / 5.5 x 1.8 x 1 in
  • Weight: 375g (13.3 oz)
Venom Industrial 6-Cell 4200mAh 7.2V PTC Flat Pack NiMH

Venom Industrial 6-Cell 4200mAh 7.2V PTC Flat Pack NiMH

Part#: 553207

  • Volts: 7.2V
  • Capacity: 4200mAh
  • Cell Configuration: End-on-end
  • Charge Rate: 1C (4.2A)
  • Continuous Discharge: 9A
  • Dims: 139 x 46.5 x 25 mm / 5.5 x 1.8 x 1 in
  • Weight: 405g (14.3 oz)
Venom Industrial 6-Cell 5000mAh 7.2V PTC Flat Pack NiMH

Venom Industrial 6-Cell 5000mAh 7.2V PTC Flat Pack NiMH

Part#: 551308

  • Volts: 7.2V
  • Capacity: 5000mAh
  • Cell Configuration: End-on-end
  • Charge Rate: 1C (5A)
  • Continuous Discharge: 11A
  • Dims: 139.5 x 47.5 x 25 mm / 5.5 x 1.9 x 1 in
  • Weight: 436g (15.4 oz)

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