Segway Inc. has been working with Valence Technology, a leading
developer of safe, efficient, energy delivery systems to develop
a lithium-ion battery for use with the Segway PT. The new
Segway Lithium-ion Battery Pack features Valence's proprietary
phosphate-based Saphion® lithium-ion technology. Saphion
is safe and stable, which makes it ideal for everyday use.
It also provides a longer service life than the standard Segway
PT NiMH batteries.
Segway's new lithium-ion batteries offer customers the value
of longer range and the convenience of spending less total
time on the charger. This new offering also increases the
Segway PT's utility in service industries such as security
details and courier service.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I purchase a set of lithium-ion battery packs for
my existing Segway HT?
Lithium-ion battery packs will eventually be made available
as an accessory for existing owners of all Segway i Series
models. Use of the lithium-ion battery packs will require
a software upgrade, which will be provided for owners who
purchase them. There are no plans at present to make a version
of the lithium-ion battery packs for p Series or e Series
Q. When will lithium-ion battery packs be available for
purchase as an accessory?
It is expected that lithium-ion battery packs will be made
available for purchase as accessory for existing owners in
the summer of 2005. Purchase of the battery packs will require
a software upgrade.
Q. Can I travel with lithium-ion batteries?
You can ship your lithium-ion battery-equipped machine anywhere
by ground transportation. However, our lithium-ion batteries are not
appropriate to be shipped by air at this time (including airline travel).
Q. Are the lithium-ion battery packs the same size as
the Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery packs?
The lithium-ion battery packs are the same dimensions of the
NiMH battery packs, except they are one inch deeper. This means
that a Segway i Series equipped with lithium-ion battery packs
will have three inches of ground clearance, instead of the four inches
available with NiMH.
|Lithium-ion Battery Pack přehled specifikací:
|| Saphion Lithium-Ion
| Battery Capacity:
|| 220 watt hours (Wh)
||400 watt hours (Wh)
Gentle, level riding
| 12 miles (approx.)
||24 miles (approx.)|
Aggressive, hilly riding
| 8 miles (approx.)
||15 miles (approx.)
||5 hours (approx.)
||10 hours (approx.)
Temperature Range*: ||41-120°F||14-120°F