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What Battery is Best for Horizontal Directional Drilling?

Posted by Benjamin Nickel on

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), the choice of battery not only influences the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations but also impacts the overall project cost and timeline. At Cor-Tek Power, we understand the importance of selecting the right battery for your specific drilling needs. In this post, we'll compare the Silver Supercell, Max HDD Lithium, Blue Lithium, and Ni-Cd batteries to help you determine which is best suited for your HDD projects.

Silver Supercell 3.6V

Best For: Short to medium-duration projects requiring reliable power in a compact form.


High energy density for its size, providing reliable power without the bulk.

Excellent for use in compact or portable HDD equipment.

Stable performance in various temperature conditions.


While it offers reliable power, it may not be the best choice for long-duration projects due to its capacity limitations compared to larger batteries.

Max HDD Lithium 3.6V

Best For: Projects requiring long-lasting power with minimal recharge or replacement needs.


High capacity and energy density, ensuring longer operation times between charges.

Robust against temperature variations, maintaining performance in challenging environments.

Generally longer lifespan compared to Ni-Cd batteries, with less performance degradation over time.


Higher upfront cost, but cost-effective over time due to longer lifespan and fewer replacements needed.

Blue Lithium 3.6V

Best For: Projects that benefit from the latest lithium technology for enhanced efficiency and power management.


Similar advantages to the Max HDD Lithium, with improvements in power management and efficiency.

Advanced technology may offer better compatibility with newer HDD equipment.

Offers a good balance of power, efficiency, and durability.


Like the Max HDD Lithium, the initial investment is higher, but the pay-off includes reduced maintenance and replacement costs.

Ni-Cd Rechargeable Battery Pack

Best For: Cost-sensitive projects where initial budget constraints are a primary concern.


More affordable upfront cost compared to lithium options.

Robust and capable of withstanding a high number of charge cycles.

Performs well in cold temperatures, making it suitable for projects in cooler climates.


Lower energy density, meaning they are bulkier and heavier for the same power output as lithium batteries.

Memory effect can reduce efficiency if not properly maintained (i.e., they should be fully discharged before recharging).

Purchase the Best HDD Batteries at Cor-Tek Power

Choosing the right battery for your HDD project involves balancing power needs, project duration, environmental conditions, and cost-effectiveness. The Silver Supercell 3.6V is ideal for smaller, shorter projects, while the Max HDD Lithium and Blue Lithium 3.6V batteries offer superior performance and longevity for longer, more demanding projects. For projects where initial cost is a significant factor, the Ni-Cd Rechargeable Battery Pack presents a viable option, especially in cooler climates and where rigorous power cycling is anticipated.

At Cor-Tek Power, we're dedicated to providing the HDD industry with high-quality batteries and expert guidance. By understanding the unique features and benefits of each battery type, you can make informed decisions that enhance your project's success and efficiency.

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