SUBMERGE LITHIUM BATTERY TECHNOLOGY
Submerge utilizes a specific type of lithium battery technology, unique to Submerge in the DPV marketplace.
called "LIPO" (Lithium Ion Polymer) cells, which generally refer to
cells constructed with a Lithium/Cobalt chemistry, Submerge LIPO cells
replace most of the volatile/weakly bonded Lithium/Cobalt with
Manganese and Nickel, utilizing what is categorized as a Lithium
Manganese Nickel Cobalt (LiMgNiCo) cell.
retains much of the specific energy, discharge characteristics and
voltage of the common LIPO cell, but with much improved safety due to
the stronger Lithium Manganese/Nickel bond.
does not utilize LIFE (Lithium Iron Phosphate) technology due to the
lower voltage of the cell (3.2 vs 3.7 volts, requiring packs to have 1
or 2 extra cells to achieve the target voltage) combined with the
higher volumetric inefficiency and significant weight disadvantage.
The result is LIFE packs only improve on NiMH packs by 25%
capacity, compared to the 100% possible utilizing LiMgNiCo cells.