Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Lithium Primary Batteries offer extended lifetime.

Press Release Summary:

Feb 06, 2013 - With electrical capacity of more than 1,300 mAh and 7–10 years on shelf, 9 V Model CR9V is suitable for smoke detectors, medical telemetry units, carbon monoxide detectors, and electronic instruments. Providing 40% longer run-time than alkaline batteries, 9 V Model 3CR14250 features electrical capacity of 800 mAh and ability to be stored at colder temperatures ranging from -40 to 0°F.

Contour Energy - Azusa, CA

Original Press Release

Contour Energy Systems Introduces Two New High-Performance Batteries

Press release date: Feb 04, 2013

Azusa, Calif., – Contour Energy Systems, a next-generation battery company that’s reshaping the portable power industry, is proud to announce the production of two new high-performance nine-volt batteries that are on the leading edge of performance, and are highly cost-effective for consumers.

The lithium primary battery CR9V and the lithium primary battery 3CR14250 by Contour Energy Systems are both major upgrades to what’s currently on the market, as the six-year-old company continues to move the power industry forward.

The CR9V, perfect for smoke detectors, medical telemetry units, carbon monoxide detectors, garage door openers and electronic instruments, offers an extended time before a battery change is needed, with the battery possibly as much as 50 percent longer-lasting.You can’t purchase a 9v battery with more energy content than this product. With an electrical capacity of more than 1,300 milliamp hours, or as long as 7-10 years on the shelf.

Using advanced manufacturing tools and a new mechanical configuration, Contour’s CR9V is also perfect for use for customers using cordless microphones or guitars, or personal GPS units. It’s also a major benefit to older customers who would find the hassle of often changing batteries on smoke detectors physically challenging.

The other new battery, the 3CR14250, offers many advantages over other nine-volt alkaline batteries, with a 40 percent longer run-time (it has an electrical capacity of more than 800 milliamp hours), the capability to operate and be stored at colder temperatures (ranging from minus-40 degrees to zero Fahrenheit), and is as economical a nine-volt lithium battery as you can find. For example, if you live in a frigid winter climate and want to store your car in a garage, you’ll want an opener that’s reliable no matter what the temperature reading is.

“We feel the batteries are a significant new product for our customers in applications looking for a higher-performance nine-volt solution,” said Joe Carcone, Contour Energy’s VP of marketing and sales.

For more information on Contour Energy’s products and services, please visit their website at, call them at 626-610-0660, or email

Founded in 2007 out of the collaboration of Caltech and CNRS, the French National Center of Scientific Research, Contour Energy Systems is a next-generation battery company reshaping the portable power industry. The company is pioneering breakthrough advancements in new fluorine-based battery chemistries, nano-materials science and manufacturing processes.

Amassing over 45 patented and patent-pending technologies, Contour is developing advanced primary and next-generation rechargeable battery systems optimized to meet the most demanding power and energy density, reliability and safety requirements. Its battery systems are also being designed to perform in the most extreme operating environments with significantly improved price/performance. Contour is commercializing and licensing its technology portfolio to address a wide range of applications spanning the transportation, government and defense, medical, industrial and portable electronics markets.

The company's world-class executive management team is comprised of a "Who's Who" of decorated battery industry veterans and research specialists. This includes co-founder Dr. Robert Grubbs, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry with Caltech, as well as leading executives from Energizer, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Sanyo, and Valence Technologies. Collectively, this executive leadership team provides Contour with significant competitive advantages through its critical experience in transitioning technological developments into commercially successful products.

Contour maintains exclusive technology licensing agreements with the California Institute of Technology and CNRS as well as strategic partnerships with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Schlumberger, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other academic and private institutions.

As a result of its most recent funding efforts, Contour has completed a new state-of-the art headquarters, R&D laboratory and prototype manufacturing facility in Azusa, California as well as a cathode powder manufacturing site in Arizona. Contour also has sales affiliates in the UK and Singapore.