Lithium reserve batteries, also referred to as stand-by batteries, are primary batteries where the electrolyte is isolated from the other active components during storage. This isolation leads to very long shelf-life since the many of the reactions that lead to self-discharge cannot occur. Once power is needed, the battery is activated via mechanical or electrical means. Upon activation, the battery is ready for normal operation as a primary battery. The maximum single cell voltage that they offer is just under 3.7V and they are not-rechargeable. These batteries are the perfect choice for applications requiring extremely long shelf-life and higher power. Applications that commonly use these types of batteries are missiles, bomb fuzes, and other types of projectile systems.
MaxPower core reserve technologies include proprietary high power cathode based systems.