As an official Trimble LSI Dealer we are often asked to provide technical support or information. Often our overseas clients especially in the oil and gas industries request information regarding the batteries used in Trimble sensors.
We have compiled a number of resources regarding the batteries used.
Trimble Lithium Battery Information Sheet
Trimble Battery MSDS
Trimble Battery Technical Sheet
Additional Trimble LSI Battery Information
The Lithium Thionyl chloride batteries described in the Battery Information Sheet are hermetically sealed units, which are not hazardous when used according to the recommendations of the manufacturer. Under normal condition of use of the batteries, the electrode materials and the liquid electrolyte they contained are non-reactive provided the battery integrity is maintained. Risk of exposure exists only in case of mechanical, electrical or thermal abuse. Thus the batteries should not short circuit, recharge, puncture, incinerate, crush, immerse in water, force discharge, or expose to temperatures above the temperature range of the cell or battery. In these cases there is risk of fire or explosion.
Protection from charging:
Whenever lithium batteries are not the single power source in a circuit, Whenever lithium batteries are not the single power source in a circuit, the measures recommended by Underwriters Laboratories are relevant. The relevant protection means should be recommended/approved by TADIRAN
In case of battery rupture, explosion, or major leakage, evacuate personnel from contaminated area and provide good ventilation to clear out corrosive fumes, gases or the pungent odor. Seek immediate medical attention.
Eyes - First rinse with plenty of water for 15 minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), and then seek medical attention.
Skin - Remove contaminated clothes and rinse skin with plenty of water or shower for 15 min. Refer to medical attention.
Inhalation - Remove to fresh air, rest, and half-upright position, use artificial respiration if needed, and refer to medical attention.
Ingestion - rinse mouth, DO NOT induce vomiting, give plenty of water to drink, and refer to medical attention.
Handling the Batteries
The batteries should not be opened, destroyed or incinerate, since they may leak or rupture and release to the environment the ingredients that they normally contained in the hermetically sealed container.
HANDLING- Do not short circuit terminals, or expose to temperatures above the temperature rating of the battery, over charge the battery, forced over-discharge (voltage below 0.0V), throw to fire.
Do not crush or puncture the battery, or immerse in liquids.
STORAGE- is preferably done in cool (below 300C), dry and ventilated area, which is subject to little temperature change.
Do not place the battery near heating equipment, nor expose to direct sunlight for long periods. Elevated temperatures can result in shortened battery life and degrade performance.
Keep batteries in original packaging until use and do not jumble them.
Do not store batteries in high humidity environment for long periods.
OTHER- cells and batteries are not rechargeable batteries and should not be charged.
Applying pressure and deforming the battery may lead to disassembly followed by eye skin and throat irritation.
Follow manufacturer recommendations regarding maximum recommended current and operating temperature range.