Panasonic (Rolling Meadows, IL) has introduced a high rate lithium-ion cell, the CGR18650CH. The cell’s Nickel Manganese-based cathode material delivers higher discharge rates and better energy density and voltage than comparative cells. The cells are suitable for multi-cell applications.

Specific features include high discharge rate capability of up to 10 Amps, 2,250 mAH nominal capacity, high energy density and voltage, wide operating temperature range, and excellent cycle life.