The FS-5P is a double-layered separator comprised of a 180 µm thick nonvowen PP cloth (Freudenberg FS 2226 E) and a 38 µm thick microporous UHMW-PE membrane (Lydall Solupor 5P09B). We offer PAT insulation sleeves with this FS-5P separator, either with or without a lithium reference. When built into the PAT insulation sleeve, the PE membrane of the double-layered separator is always pointing to the lower electrode of the PAT-Core.
FS-5P shows excellent wettability by all common Li-ion battery electrolytes thanks to the high porosity of the two layers and a special surface treatment of the PP fibers.We consider, in many cases, F5-5P as the better and glass-free replacement of GF/A glass fiber (260 µm thick).
For use with the PAT-Core, we recommend a lower plunger height that exceeds the thickness of the lower electrode by approx. 100 µm (about half of the thickness of the compressed FS-5P separator). For example, for a 120 µm thick cathode as the lower electrode in the PAT-Core, use a lower plunger with a height number of 200 or 250.
The table below shows a comparison of our standard separator materials: