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The SCiB™

This webpage describes the outstanding characteristics of
Toshiba SCiB™.

What is SCiB™?

Toshiba SCiB™ is a highly safe rechargeable battery with six outstanding characteristics.
By using oxide-based materials (Lithium Titanium Oxide), SCiB™ is designed to prevent thermal runaway resulting from short circuiting caused by physical stress.
Furthermore, SCiB™ has various superior characteristics, including a long life exceeding 20,000 charge/discharge cycles, rapid charging time of 6 minutes, input/output current densities comparable with capacitors, and operation at temperatures as low as -30°C.

  • Safety and
    Long life
  • Rapid charging and low-temperature operation
  • Well proven in various

* The package design presented on the web is for catalogue purpose, so the design of the actual battery will be different.

Six features

SCiB™ provides a long life of over 20,000*charge/discharge cycles, rapid charging, high Input/output power performance and excellent low-temperature operation, all while maintaining a high level of safety.

  • * Measured with a particular single cell under specific conditions
  • ** SOC: State of Charge
Features realized by the use of lithium titanium oxide Safety Long Life Low-temperature operation Rapid charging High input/output Wide effective SOC range


There is a very low risk of fire or explosion from internal short circuit caused by external pressure or other factors. Therefore, SCiB™ is suitable for various applications requiring high levels of safety and reliability, such as automobiles, industrial equipment and stationary systems.

SCiB™ is not prone to fire or explosion even if an internal short-circuit is forced.

  • Penetration test (56s) Penetration test photo
  • Crush test (56s) Crush test photo
  • Overcharge test (51s) Overcharge test photo

Long life

Only a small degree of capacity degradation occurs even after more than 20,000 cycles* of 60A charging and discharging.
SCiB™ also requires low maintenance even when it is used in applications that perform frequent charging/discharging such as large-scale storage battery systems, hence being environment-friendly.

* Measured by Toshiba using a 20Ah cell under specific conditions

Low-temperature operation

SCiB™ exhibits low degradation even when it is charged and discharged at -30°C. Thus, SCiB™ can be used for applications that are exposed to low temperatures, such as home battery storage systems and street lamps.

Rapid charging

SCiB™ can be charged with large current, enabling it to be used in automobiles, buses and other vehicles that require quick charging similar to refilling a gasoline car.
Also, frequent rapid charging does not cause significant deterioration in the SCiB™ performance.

High input/output

SCiB™ can be charged and discharged at high current rate. Therefore, SCiB™ can accept a large amount of regenerative energy in a short time as produced by a train or an automobile when the brake is being applied, and supply a large current to the motor during vehicle start-up/acceleration.

Wide effective SOC*range

SCiB™ exhibits excellent input/output characteristics over a wide SOC* range of 0-100%. This makes it possible to reduce the nominal battery capacity or amount of batteries necessary for a system.

* SOC: State of Charge

Manufacturing and R&D center: Toshiba Kashiwazaki Factory

SCiB™ rechargeable batteries are developed and manufactured at Kashiwazaki Factory, located Niigata prefecture in Japan.
Kashiwazaki Factory adopts the concept of latest semiconductor facilities. It reduces the energy consumption necessary to run air-conditioners and maintains dry air by optimizing and minimizing the locations of clean areas and dry areas. Thus, this environment-friendly factory consumes roughly one-fifth the energy of Toshiba's existing factories.
Moreover, Kashiwazaki Factory has a flexible production system, allowing it to modify production plans in a timely manner according to demand changes.

Toshiba Kashiwazaki Factory photo