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PowerGenix to supply NiZn batteries for traffic light backup systems

PowerGenix, the manufacturer of high performance, rechargeable Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) batteries (earlier post), has entered an exclusive agreement with PSI Acquisition, LLC to supply battery cells for UP-Stealth, an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for the traffic industry. Starting in April, PowerGenix NiZn battery packs will be deployed in traffic installations in metropolitan areas in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Using the high power and small size of PowerGenix NiZn battery cells, the UP-Stealth system is a much smaller and lighter package than lead-acid equivalents. UP-Stealth can be installed in previously unutilized space in existing traffic control cabinets, replacing traditional lead-acid based UPS systems and eliminating the bulky, heavy external battery cabinet attached to the primary traffic cabinet.

Compared to the current lead-acid standard, the PowerGenix-PSI solution is about 70% lighter, with a much longer service life and requires no maintenance. NiZn batteries are also recyclable and RoHS compliant, with no toxic heavy metals, providing an environmentally friendly alternative to lead-acid and other battery chemistries.

PowerGenix has developed and patented a high-power and low-cost Nickel-Zinc battery for power intensive industrial products, hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), and stationary storage applications. PowerGenix Nickel-Zinc batteries outperform lead-acid and nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries in a smaller and lighter form-factor, and avoid the high cost and safety issues associated with lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.

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