FAQs

The U2550HCES-F95 MIDS battery has been replaced by the U10025 battery, which is the only battery approved for use in the MIDS-LVT. All three battery cells MUST be replaced at the same time.

SmartCircuit® is the trademark Ultralife is using to brand our family of batteries and chargers that are "smart", meaning they are SMBus compliant.

SmartCircuit technology provides advanced power solutions to customers who require functionality and performance not available from traditional "dumb" batteries and chargers.

Our battery, charging, circuitry and design expertise enable us to provide solutions specific to each customer's requirements. We can literally provide whatever information is required by the application, such as but not limited to: Voltage, Temperature, Current, State-of-Charge, Remaining Capacity, Full Charge Capacity, Run Time to Empty, Remaining Capacity Alarm, Remaining Time Alarm, Charging Current, Charging Voltage, Battery Status, Manufacturer, Serial Number, Device Name, and Device Chemistry.

Ultralife's SmartCircuit products, while fully compliant with the open source SMBus protocol, are superior to the competition's smart batteries and chargers because they:

  1. Are designed with only the highest quality components
  2. Contain circuits designed for the most efficient performance
  3. Use flex circuit boards whenever possible to reduce the use of wire
  4. Are rugged and can take abuse
  5. Are thoroughly tested to meet the most stringent performance, reliability and safety standards
  6. Are field proven and preferred by end users

U9VL is the model number for our basic 9-volt battery using a plastic housing. It is sold only in sealed foil packaging as model U9VL-FP. An advantage of the sealed foiled package, which must be torn open to remove the battery, is to be able to verify that the battery has never been used. The U9VL (U9VL-FP) is designed for applications in which the battery will most likely be used fairly quickly, such as in many medical, wireless security and music/audio devices.

U9VL-J is the model number for our long-life 9-volt battery. It is actually a U9VL battery encased in an aluminum housing. The aluminum housing reduces the amount of moisture that can enter the battery over time, which enhances its life. It is also slightly larger than the U9VL (U9VL-FP) battery, and may present a tighter fit in a small number of devices with smaller battery compartments that were originally designed to match the dimensions and shape of an alkaline battery, which has more rounded edges. The U9VL-J is designed for applications in which the battery must either last a long time, such as in smoke alarms, or where it may be exposed to low temperatures or uncontrolled heat and humidity conditions, such as in electronic parking meters or other outdoor applications such as automatic watering systems and dog training transmitters.

U9VL- BP is the model number for our FIVE TIMES LONGER brand retail-packaged blister-carded battery. The battery contained in the package is our U9VL-J. The U9VL-BP is designed for applications in which the battery must either last a long time, such as in smoke alarms, or where it may be exposed to uncontrolled heat and humidity conditions, such as in electronic parking meters or other outdoor applications

U9VL-X is the model number for our 10 YEAR Smoke Alarm Battery brand retail-packaged blister-carded battery. The battery contained in the package is our U9VL-J. The U9VL-X is designed for applications in which the battery must either last a long time, such as in smoke alarms, or where it may be exposed to uncontrolled heat and humidity conditions, such as in electronic parking meters or other outdoor applications.

To access UBBL10 and UBBL13, the customer will need a custom interface that is physically connected to SMBus pads, or our UCA0039 cable, a module interface board (ex: Evaluation Interface Board EV2300 from TI which also comes with interface GUI) and the communication protocol from both BQ2083, also from TI.

To access UBBL06 and UBBL08, the customer will need a custom interface that is physically connected to SMBus pads, or through the battery connector using our CA0009 or CA0022 cables, a module interface board (ex: Evaluation Interface Board EV2300 from TI which also comes with interface GUI) and the communication protocol from both BQ2083, also from TI.

Our battery, charging, circuitry and design expertise enable us to provide solutions specific to each customer's requirements. We can literally provide whatever information is required by the application, such as but not limited to: Voltage, Temperature, Current, State-of-Charge, Remaining Capacity, Full Charge Capacity, Run Time to Empty, Remaining Capacity Alarm, Remaining Time Alarm, Charging Current, Charging Voltage, Battery Status, Manufacturer, Serial Number, Device Name, and Device Chemistry.

To access UBBL03 and UBBL09, the customer will need a custom interface that is physically connected to SMBus pads, a module interface board (ex: Evaluation Interface Board EV2300 from TI which also comes with interface GUI) and the communication protocol from both BQ2083, also from TI.

SmartCircuit® is the trademark Ultralife is using to brand our family of batteries and chargers that are "smart", meaning they are SMBus compliant.

SmartCircuit technology provides advanced power solutions to customers who require functionality and performance not available from traditional "dumb" batteries and chargers.

Our battery, charging, circuitry and design expertise enable us to provide solutions specific to each customer's requirements. We can literally provide whatever information is required by the application, such as but not limited to: Voltage, Temperature, Current, State-of-Charge, Remaining Capacity, Full Charge Capacity, Run Time to Empty, Remaining Capacity Alarm, Remaining Time Alarm, Charging Current, Charging Voltage, Battery Status, Manufacturer, Serial Number, Device Name, and Device Chemistry.

The Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Codes are:

  • Ultralife Batteries: 0UU59
  • Ultralife Batteries (UK): U6734
  • McDowell Research: 0VJU1

ITAR is an acronym for International Traffic in Arms Regulations. It is a set of United States government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List. These regulations implement the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act, and are described in Title 22 (Foreign Relations), Chapter I (Department of State), Subchapter M of the Code of Federal Regulations. The U.S. Department of State interprets and enforces ITAR.

Most, but not all, of our products that were developed for military applications fall under the ITAR export control regulations. Please contact Customer Support to determine if an export license is required for a product in which you are interested.

It usually takes between 2 and 3 weeks to obtain an export license. In some cases it can take longer depending on the product and country to which it is being shipped.

Click here to download guide to the lithium content of Ultralife cells and batteries. ((Transportation Regulations for Lithium Metal and Lithium-Ion Cells and Batteries PDF))

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Download our safety document here. ((Transportation Regulations for Lithium Metal and Lithium-Ion Cells and Batteries pdf))

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not regulate the disposal of batteries in small quantities; large quantities are regulated under the Universal rules of Hazardous Waste regulations (40 CFR PART 273). Lithium batteries are not currently being collected by manufacturers for recycling. Lithium batteries are currently disposed of after their use. While there are no federal regulations for disposal of lithium batteries, individual states or localities can establish their own guidelines for battery disposal, and should be contacted for any disposal guidelines that they may have.

Following are Ultralife's recommendations for the disposal of Ultralife Lithium-Manganese Dioxide cells and batteries: Batteries for household use in small quantities, such as our 9-volt lithium batteries, can be disposed of with normal household waste after their use, in accordance with any local regulations that may apply.

REACH is an European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use [Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006]. It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. The regulation entered into force on June 1, 2007. The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances.

Under the REACH regulations, batteries and communications systems are considered articles. Articles are exempt from registration unless they contain substances that are intended to be released during normal and reasonably foreseeable conditions of use (e.g. a ball point pen or marker.) By design, the chemical contents of a battery are sealed inside and not intended for release during normal, reasonable use. Therefore as a manufacturer of batteries and communications systems, Ultralife Corporation does not anticipate the need to register our products.