Tadiran Lithium Batteries

Tadiran Lithium Batteries is a world leader in design, development, manufacture and marketing of Lithium batteries for industrial applications.

General Information

Tadiran bobbin-type lithium thionyl chloride (LiSOCl2) cells are the most energetic and reliable batteries in the world: delivering unrivaled energy density , high capacity, and high pulse capability to power increasingly sophisticated technologies.

Our standard cells and custom battery packs are certified lead-free RoHS, WEEE EC, and REACH compliant. Our batteries also feature an annual self-discharge rate of less than 1% per year, able to power certain low current draw applications for up to 40 years under the most challenging environmental conditions. As a result, Tadiran LiSOCL2 cells are the PROVEN choice for use in remote locations and challenging environments

Tadiran Lithium Batteries Utility Metering

The application of lithium batteries in utility metering ranges from back-up for memory and real time clock to 20 years of stand-alone power for GSM communication modules. Tadiran lithium batteries have been used by leading meter manufacturers since the early 1980’s and, in particular, since the early 1990’s, as a power source for electronic gas meters. Tadiran’s Lithium/Thionyl Chloride technology is best suited where low power is required for a long time.

Tadiran’s PulsesPlus battery is the best choice where radio modules or GSM modules need to be powered for 10 and up to 20 years.

Some smart electricity meters need a rechargeable battery in order to maintain the communication function during a power failure. Tadiran’s Lithium Ion batteries are ideally suited for this application.

tadiran Li Ion batteries
tadiran Li Ion batteries

Tadiran Lithium Batteries Applications

  • Automatic meter reading (AMR)
  • Electricity, gas, water, heat, calorimeters
  • Pulses Plus-Batteries LTC-Batteries
  • Heat cost allocators
  • Prepayment meters
  • Communication modules
  • Smart electricity meters with a GSM module 

High End Consumer

Some high end consumer applications require high reliability batteries like for instance diving computers or automatic activation devices which can rescue sky divers by deploying a reserve parachute. Tadiran Lithium Thionyl Chloride batteries offer the voltage, energy density, temperature range and reliability needed for such applications.

PulsesPlus-Batteries are ideal where these applications require long life and high energy under high current pulse requirements. They extend replacement intervals, withstand rough environments and are safer than other lithium batteries.

Some high end consumer applications require a rechargeable battery in order to maintain the communication function during a power failure. Tadiran’s TLI batteries are ideally suited for this application, even under extreme environmental conditions.

 Applications and their best suiting battery

  • Diving computers
  • Set top boxes
  • Sports electronics


Because of their unique characteristics, Tadiran Batteries for many years have been used successfully for targeting devices of firearms and other military applications.

PulsesPlus-Batteries are ideal for applications requiring long life and high energy under high current pulse requirements. They extend replacement intervals, withstand rough environments and are safer than other lithium batteries. They also can deliver power from the HLC while the primary cell is still recovering from its voltage delay. These characteristics have made them an ideal solution for applications like the firing unit of ejection seats or the fan in a gas mask.

Tadiran’s commercial TLM battery technology has evolved to meet the military’s needs. Lithium solutions are cost-effective, offer long shelf life and instantaneous activation without requiring a squib, heater or heat shield. This predestines the TLM technology for novel applications where very high power density is required for a short period of time after long storage periods.

Applications and their best suiting battery

  • Emergency power supply for UAVs
  • Fuzes
  • Gas masks
  • Guidance systems
  • Night vision goggles
  • Targeting devices
  • Ejection seats


Batteries for the off-shore market segment can become comparatively large for several reasons: They operate far away from infrastructure that allows low power communication, it is very expensive to replace the batteries, they may operate under water or in cold areas. The sheer size of the batteries makes it even more important to select the battery system with the highest energy density.

For example, in an acoustic underwater positioning system, a 25.2 V – 266 Ah PulsesPlus battery runs 500 days while an alkaline battery of the same size runs only 200 days. If the equipment operates in the northpole area, the advantage is even greater. A Tadiran lithium battery with 32 D-cells weighs only 3.2 kg. It replaces an alkaline battery using 380 D-cells and weighing 54 kg.

Applications and their best suiting battery

  • Beacons
  • Buoys
  • Life jacket lights
  • Oil drilling / MWD
  • Seismic sensors
  • Underwater positioning systems


Medical product designers are continually seeking to make medical equipment smaller, lighter, more ergonomically designed, as well as more reliable.Some medical devices like wireless blood oxygen meters need a reliable and small battery but do not require high currents or high temperature. Others need to be sterilized using high temperature. These devices can best be powered by Tadiran lithium batteries, especially the SL-500 series with its extended temperature range.

Other medical devices like Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) require high current pulses and will take advantage of Tadiran’s PulsesPlus battery technology.Some surgical tools require a special battery: Tadiran high power TLM Series batteries deliver precisely what the medical industry needs. They have the highest power in the smallest volume and have it available immediately when it is needed.

Applications and their best suiting battery

  • Defibrillators
  • Dispensers
  • Implantable devices
  • Infusion pumps
  • Surgical instruments


Some tracking applications using active RFID solutions represent mass markets which include Electronic Toll Collection for cars where millions of Tadiran Lithium Thionyl Chloride batteries are being used by car owners in their toll tags because they need swift and reliable service when passing a road toll station. Likewise, these batteries are used as back-up batteries in on-board units for truck toll collection such as the satellite based Toll Collect system.

High voltage, high energy, wide temperature range, small size and low weight as well as an outstanding reliability are the decisive factors in the selection process for the right battery.

Tracking containers and railway carriages may require higher pulse currents because they rarely have an electrical power source other than the battery that comes with the tracking equipment. If this equipment communicates via radio or GSM network, Tadiran’s PulsesPlus battery offers the best value tradeoff between high power, long life, and affordability for all possible tracking solutions.

Animal tracking programs demand small, powerful batteries. Through the years, Tadiran lithium thionyl chloride batteries have been selected for numerous animal tracking research programs due to their high capacity and high energy density, which translates into the reduced size and weight and the smallest possible footprint. These batteries also help farmers to reduce the cost of milk production and cattle breeding by wireless health monitoring and fertility management of cows.

Applications and their best suiting battery

  • Animals
  • Corrosion
  • Data loggers (GSM)
  • Electronic toll collection
  • On-board units
  • Personal
  • Pipelines
  • Railways
  • Trucks, containers, trailers

 Alarm and Security systems

Tadiran Lithium batteries are used for a wide range of alarm and security systems where the high voltage, long battery life, wide operating temperature range, and small footprint make them the best choice for many high end applications. These applications often require intensive development efforts, either because they comprise new and cost effective manufacturing processes or because the certification according to the insurance standards (such as VdS) require specific end of life indication characteristics.

Tadiran is very successful in this market segment because of its ability to offer technical and application oriented support from highly qualified experts on short notice.

Tadiran’s PulsesPlus battery is ideal where such applications require also high current pulses such as sirens, high power radio, or GSM modules. For highly specialized anti-theft systems, Tadiran’s Lithium Metal Oxide Batteries are being used because they offer long term storability in combination with very high power capability.

Applications and their best suiting battery

  • Smoke detectors
  • Wireless alarm systems
  • PIR detectors
  • Cash transport and asset protection systems
  • Offender monitoring systems


eCall is the automatic emergency call system in Europe. Often, during a car accident, the car battery loses its function and a back-up battery is required to keep the system operating. Tadiran Lithium Metal Oxide batteries are suited for this application because they provide high power in a very wide temperature range.

Telematic units in high end cars besides the eCall function also serve for stolen vehicle recovery. In these cases Tadiran’s TLI-battery provides the additional capacity required, even after years of stand-by.

Tadiran’s LTC-batteries are being used for tyre pressure monitoring systems. Due to their outstanding temperature stability, they are even used in formula 1 racing car tyres where they provide reliable power for the transmission of pressure and temperature data.

Reliability is the keyword for the application in airbag systems. Where other electrical power is not available, Tadiran’s lithium batteries fire the gas generator inflating the airbag.

Applications and their best suiting battery

  • Airbags
  • Automatic collision devices
  • Belt tensioners
  • Brake controllers
  • Communication systems
  • Digital tachographs
  • Doors / latches
  • Engine controllers
  • In-car computers
  • Stolen vehicle recovery systems
  • Telematics / eCall
  • Tyre pressure monitoring systems

Industrial Automation

Tadiran’s lithium batteries have been used for back-up functions in industrial controllers (PLC) ever since the company was founded in the 1980’s.

As a consequence of the increasing connectivity of all production sectors within the industry 4.0, many wireless applications have gained attention, such as wireless data loggers, process automation detectors and actuators as well as many other M2M solutions.

Customers appreciate the high cell voltage, long battery life, wide temperature range, and high energy density, translating into small equipment dimensions. Thus, the batteries are a custom-fit background for the industrial internet of things (IoT).

Wireless modules often require high current pulses for data transmission. Tadiran’s PulsesPlus batteries offer high power in combination with high energy. A thorough cost benefit analysis reveals that this battery system in many cases is also the most cost effective one.

 Applications and their best suiting battery

  • Process automation
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Controllers
  • Fault detectors
  • Industrial PCs
  • Process logic control

IoT solutions

For more than 20 years Tadiran provides tailor-made battery solutions for smart measuring systems. The application of Tadiran Lithium Batteries within the Internet of Things (IoT) covers the entire field of intelligent and networked automation.

Not only traditional industrial sensors can be reliably wirelessly integrated into production processes; novel measuring, reporting or monitoring equipment can also run “outdoors” thanks to the high reliability of the Tadiran battery and its resistance to extreme environmental conditions, in arctic cold as well as in the hot zones of the world. Tadiran’s PulsesPlus™ battery is the best choice if such systems with wireless standards such as LoRa, NB-IoT or GSM need decentralized supply for 10 or 20 years.

Some applications also rely on energy harvesting as the supply concept. The Tadiran lithium-ion battery TLI offers a perfect base for this. They can be charged and discharged even in extreme environmental conditions and are also characterized by high cycle stability, low calendar aging and low self-discharge. Thus, it is also possible to design small durable rechargeable systems.

Applications and their best suiting battery

  • Smart measuring instruments
  • Smart data loggers
  • Smart sensors
  • Smart observation devices

Tadiran Lithium Batteries Product

Li SOCl2

To meet a wide variety of application-specific requirements, Tadiran offers a wide choice of batteries that utilize LiSOCl2 chemistry, including versions for high pulse and extended temperature requirements. We offer TLM Series lithium metal oxide batteries for high pulse/high drain applications and TLI Series industrial grade rechargeable Li-ion batteries for energy harvesting applications.

iXtra Series

  • Tadiran iXtra Series 3.6V bobbin-type LiSOCL2 batteries
  • Up to 10-year operating life with moderate pulses
  • CYLINDRICAL CELLS Model: TLL-5902, TL-5955, TL-5903, TL-5920, TL-5930, TL-5937

TRR Series

  • Tadiran TRR series 3.6V bobbin-type LiSOCl2 batteries
  • Up to 20-year operating life with moderate to high pulses
  • CYLINDRICAL CELLS Model : TL-7902, TL-7903

XOL Series

  • Tadiran XOL Series 3.6V bobbin-type LiSOCL2 batteries
  • Up to 40-year operating life with low pulses
  • CYLINDRICAL CELLS Model : TL-4902, TL-4955, TL-4903, TL-4920, TL-4930

PulsesPlusTM Series

  • Up to 40-year operating life with very high pulses
  • PulsesPlus bobbin-type LiSOCl2 batteries deliver high pulses

Pulsesplus Battery Packs Model

TLP-96311/A/SM, TLP-97311/A/SM, TLP-91311/A/SM, TLP-92311/A/SM, TLP-93311/A/SM, TLP-96311/A/ST, TLP-97311/A/ST, TLP-91311/A/ST, TLP-93121/B/AL1, TLP-93131/C/KA5, TLP-94181/D/MO1, TLP-91111/A/SM, TLP-92111/A/SM, TLP-93111/A/SM, TLP-96111/A/SM, TLP-97111/A/SM HLC CELLS Model : HLC-1520A, HLC-1530A, HLC-1550A, HLC-1020

Extended Temperature

  • Tadiran bobbin-type LiSOCl2 batteries modified for extreme temperatures
  • Up to +125°C and as low as -90°C
  • CYLINDRICAL CELLS Model : TLH-5902, TLH-5955, TLH-5903, TLH-5920, TLH-5930
  • WAFER CELLS Model : TLH-2450, TLH-5934, TLH-5935

Battery Packs

  • Tadiran offers standard battery packs along with custom designed  solutions Tadiran battery packs.
  • STANDARD BATTERY PACKS Model : TL-5242/W, TL-5276/W, TL-5920/B, TL-5930/F

Lithium Metal Oxide

In addition to bobbin-type LiSOCl2 batteries, Tadiran manufactures TLM Series lithium metal oxide grade lithium batteries for applications that require long-shelf life and high current draw, including medical and military/aerospace applications.

TLM Series

  • Tadiran TLM series 4.0V high energy batteries
  • Up to 20-year self life, delivers  high pulses of short duration

High Power Series Model

  • Temperature Range for all batteries is from -40°C to +85°C
  • TLM-1550HPM, TLM-1530HPM, TLM-1520HPM

High Capacity Series Model

  • Temperature Range for all batteries is from -40°C to +85°C
  • TLM-1550S

Ultra High Power Series Model

  • Temperature Range for all batteries is from -40°C to +85°C
  • TLM-1550UHP, TLM-1530UHP

Rechargeable Li-ion

Consumer grade rechargeable Li-ion batteries simply cannot handle the rigors of industrial grade applications with their limited operating life as well as their inability to handle extreme temperatures and high pulse requirements.

TLI Series Rechargeable Li-ion

  • Tadiran TLI series industrial grade rechargeable Li-ion batteries
  • Up to 20-year operating life and 5,000 charging cycles with very high drain rates
  • Temperature Range for all batteries is from -55°C to +85°C
  • AA-Size Product Data TLI-1550A, TLI-1550HC  (high capacity), TLI-1550S  (extra high capacity), TLI-1550US (Ultra high rate), TLI-1550HT (high Temperature), TLI-1530A, TLI-1520A
  • AAA-Size Product Data TLI-1020A

Reference:  tadiranbat.com

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