The Runaway Review

Join Product Manager, JJ Hocken, as he reviews batteries and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of various chemistries impacting the UPS industry.

The Runaway Review

Join Product Manager, JJ Hocken, as he reviews batteries and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of various chemistries impacting the UPS industry.

Exploring the Five Main Lithium-Ion Battery Chemistries for UPS Use Cases


It is extremely important to select the right lithium-ion battery chemistry for your UPS use case. Let's dive into the five main chemistries and discuss their primary use cases.

How to Select the Best Battery Chemistry for UPS Battery Backup Applications


Determining the best UPS battery for your application can feel like a daunting task. We will take a simple approach to a few complicated metrics: Safety, Sustainability, Purchase Price, and TCO. 

Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (NMC)


As technology and the needs in the market changed to require an increase in energy density and cobalt-reduced NMC batteries, new variants of NMC were designed. Many of the variants had increased Nickel content and decreased Cobalt and Manganese content. 

Nickel Zinc


NiZn batteries have been around since the early 1900s, but the use of nickel hydroxide anode and zinc oxide cathode with a proprietary brand electrolyte has advanced the use of Nickel-Zinc batteries in many designs, including Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems

Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP)


LFP or Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFEPO4) is a battery that typically uses a graphite or carbon electrode with a metallic backing as an anode. The cathode material, as the name implies, is typically some chemical make-up or mix of Lithium Iron Phosphate. 


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