Not all Batteries Are Created Equal

Overdrive Battery Technology — Unrivaled Battery Chemistry Performance


Medtronic is the only SCS manufacturer to offer this proprietary, nontraditional lithium ion battery chemistry.

Overdrive Battery Technology

  • Faster recharge*
  • Minimal fade*
  • Overdischarge protection
Front view of Medtronic Intellis AdaptiveStim device

Intellis Neurostimulator

The Intellis implantable neurostimulator is powered by proprietary Overdrive battery technology.

What could your patients do with more time?


~1 hour
from empty to full

up to
3x faster
than traditional lithium ion batteries*

batteryPatient can recharge
a completely discharged device

more than
battery capacity
at 9 years, independent of therapy parameters or recharge preferences


Improvements made to benefit your patients needs and comfort

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Implant depth of up to 3 cm
provides versatility and patient comfort

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Decreased revisions
due to flipped batteries or over-discharged batteries

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Meets the demands of current and future workflows including optimization for increased energy demands of HD therapies

Unrivaled Battery Chemistry Performance

Our Overdrive battery technology has a proprietary chemistry compared with SCS competitor batteries that are based on conventional Li ion chemistry. Our design allows for rapid recharge with minimal impact to the battery capacity at 9 years of use even with full discharge.

Under daily, empty-to-full charge and discharge testing:

  • Medtronic’s Intellis Overdrive battery technology maintained 95% of the original capacity at 9 years and 3,200 cycles.1,2
  • The tested Competitor X spinal cord stimulators lost 30% of the capacity after only 3 years and 1,000 cycles.1,2
  • The Intellis devices can be recharged in ~1 hour from empty to full vs. up to 4 hours with the tested Competitor X devices.

Thus, patients will have a more consistent recharge interval and faster recharge experience, even under the most aggressive stimulation conditions.

Overdrive Intellis
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Intellis Platform for Spinal Cord Stimulation

The Intellis implantable neurostimulator is powered by proprietary Overdrive battery technology.

Intellis is the unrivaled spinal cord stimulation platform because it overcomes the limitations of other SCS systems.

Intellis Platform - Spinal Cord Stimulation

Chao Hu, et. al. Remaining useful life assessment of lithium-ion batteries in implantable medical devices. Journal of Power Sources. January 31, 2018, Volume 375, pgs118-130.


Data on File.


Compared to traditional lithium ion batteries