Don't be fooled by competing LiSOCl2 batteries that have an annual self-discharge rate of up to 3%
Tadiran batteries are manufactured to the highest standards using 30 years of unmatched technical expertise and proprietary knowledge, resulting in a bobbin-type LiSOCl2 battery that delivers unrivaled performance and reliability.
For example, Tadiran bobbin-type LiSOCl2 batteries feature an annual self-discharge rate of 0.7% per year, so after 30 years, our battery can retain nearly 80% of its original capacity.
By contrast, competing LiSoCl2 batteries can have an annual self-discharge rate of up to 3%, so after 30 years, these batteries will exhausted up to 90% of their original capacity. Once you factor in average annual current used to operate the wireless device, these competing batteries can fall below their threshold for usable capacity in less than 10 years, which severely increases the total cost of ownership.
The answer has to do partly with the quality of the raw materials, and partly to due with the proprietary manufacturing processes that have been continually refined over the past 30 years. Over 100 different steps go into manufacturing a Tadiran battery. Any shortcut to this process can severely impact battery performance and reliability.
Use of inferior raw materials in the electrolyte or unoptimized battery manufacturing techniques can lead to poor performance and batch-to-batch inconsistency, which reduces long-term battery performance, even if initial performance characteristics seem identical.
Performing the proper due diligence during the battery specification process will help ensure that the battery performs as promised. So demand complete documentation regarding the source of all raw materials.
Also ask for multiple customer references to verify battery performance, as primary lithium batteries cannot be easily tested in conditions that accurately simulate in-field use. It is helpful to gauge application-specific requirements against similar real-life examples to prove that the battery will perform as promised.