RFS Announces Lithium-ion Battery for Mobile Network Industry
Solution Supports Base Transceiver Station (BTS) Applications at RAN/C-RAN and Self-Sustaining Sites
The modular RFS battery solution includes battery cells, a charging circuit, algorithm, and software for remote access. It can be used in many different scenarios requiring stable performance in high working temperatures –for example, an un-air-conditioned outdoor cabinet– and remote monitoring management.
RFS’ compact, eco-friendly Li-ion batteries reduce volume by up to 50% and installation weight by 20% over traditional acid batteries, while increasing capacity and eliminating the need for additional cooling to maintain operational temperatures.
"This evolution from acid to Li-ion batteries supports CAPEX and OPEX savings in RAN and C-RAN network deployments by reducing space requirements and rent cost, lowering energy consumption and carbon footprint, and improving safety and monitoring management," said Dietmar Brunsch, chief engineer / product manager ISR, RFS. "The addition of the new battery supports our broader global strategy to provide a comprehensive product portfolio – including CPRI panels, power cables, fiber jumpers, DC wires and more – that meet all of our mobile network customers’ needs."
The easy-to-install batteries are designed for a 19 inch rack and feature a Battery Management System (BMS) for remote access to battery parameters and hot plugging functionality, allowing for upgrades without requiring shutting down the site.
Radio Frequency Systems GmbH
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for outdoor and indoor wireless infrastructure.
RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure.
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