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ZAPBATT is launching its Battery Operating System (bOS), initially focusing on Toshiba’s Battery SCiB Lithium Titanium Oxide (LTO) chemistry for integration across a variety of applications. The bOS technology is now available using SCiB for implementation in a wide range of products—from cordless tools and appliances to e-bikes and industrial automation.

SCiB features fast charging and discharging, extremely long lifecycle, wide operating temperature, and safety.

ZAPBATT’s bOS acts as a universal adapter, seamlessly integrating SCIB and other advanced battery chemistries into various applications by precisely tailoring diverse voltage and power requirements.


Unlike traditional battery management systems, the bOS enables the adoption of optimal battery chemistries without significant investment in battery infrastructure or modifications to existing electrical components. Its software/hardware enables adaptive and scalable input and output voltage regulation, enhancing safety with no risk of overcharge or thermal runaway, and ensuring performance with cell-by-cell control.

The fully programmable voltage output allows the battery to mimic how any device operates, while the programmable voltage input gives access to fast charging off standard infrastructure.

What sets the bOS apart is its unique and pioneering approach; unlike traditional battery companies focused on refining a single chemistry or developing new ones, we're advocating for a more open and flexible solution. The bOS acts much like an operating system that can run on any phone—or, in our case, work with any battery chemistry. This open-source philosophy maximizes the ability for users to seamlessly adopt the best battery to power their exact use case. As more advanced chemistries continue to emerge, ZAPBATT will serve as a conduit, streamlining their integration into various markets in a cost-effective and straightforward manner. This adaptability highlights our role in energy storage technology to make the future of electrification both widely accessible and sustainable.

—Charles Welch, CEO and Co-Founder of ZAPBATT

Highlights of ZAPBATT’s bOS with Toshiba’s SCiB include:

  • Rapid Charging – Achieves 80% charge in under 6 minutes, resulting in remarkably lower turnaround times.

  • Extended Lifespan – More than 20,000 cycles, significantly extending battery longevity, even with fast charging/discharging.

  • Enhanced Safety – Very low risk of fire or explosion caused by internal short circuits.

  • Rapid Discharging – Supports demanding applications by maintaining performance without overheating or significant voltage drops.

  • Operational in Extreme Cold – Charge and discharge at temperatures as low as -30°C, broadening usage scenarios.

  • Wide State of Charge Range – Ability to access the full battery and supply full energy even under demanding loads.


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