VARTA Microbattery Announces New Nickel Based Energy Storage System
VARTA Microbattery have today announced the addition of HVCAP35, a Nickel based energy storage system to the V-Cap Series. VARTA Microbattery's new Ni based energy storage system is a hybrid technology that combines the high energy density advantage of batteries, with the high power advantage of supercapacitors.
Shunt-Based Management System For Lithium-Ion Batteries
Isabellenhütte's new "IB4" battery management system is designed for four-cell lithium ion batteries with individual cell voltages of up to 5V, and was developed in cooperation with the company's Braunschweig-based development partner I+ME Actia.
Custom Battery And Charger Design And Manufacturing Service From Accutronics
Accutronics have standard batteries to suit almost any new portable device, but also recognise that many applications are unable to accommodate standard batteries and require a custom battery to be designed instead. To this end, Accutronics has rebranded its design and manufacturing activities as Accupro, a service which provides both custom batteries and chargers to OEMs in professional markets.
Eco-Friendly Battery Charger Reduces Charge Time And Powers USB Peripherals
Today's mobile devices are becoming powerful computing products, with an increasingly feature-rich, immersive user experience. With the emergence of USB charging standards and the continuing trend for electronic devices, especially handsets, to be powered through the USB port, product designers are faced with the challenge of enabling advanced product features while quickly and safely charging high-capacity batteries and supporting connected peripherals.
Breakthrough Battery Monitoring Technology For Lead-Acid Batteries
Texas Instruments announce the first lead-acid battery management gas gauge integrated circuit with TI's proprietary Impedance Track capacity measurement technology for lead acid batteries. The bq34z110 gas gauge IC, which comes in a small 14-pin package, is the industry's only scalable power management device to support multi-cell lead-acid battery packs with battery voltages of 4 V, 12 V, 24 V, 48 V and higher.
Eltek Debuts Modular Battery Charger with Built-In Redundancy for Industrial Applications
Eltek today announced the addition of the modular IBB-250WM wall mount DC power system to its family of Industrial Building Block power systems. The IBB-250WM enables Eltek to fulfill an important need within the North American industrial power market for highly reliable DC power in compact, lighter-weight packages for applications such as power generation and distribution, railways, mining, oil and gas extraction, maritime, chemical processing and others.
Maxim Announce Intelligent Enumerating Li+ Battery Charger
Maxim is now sampling the MAX77301 Li+ battery charger. It integrates the intelligence to enumerate with the host device, automatically identify the adapter type, and then determine the fastest rate to charge a battery. With advanced temperature monitoring, the MAX77301 modulates the charge current and battery regulation voltage automatically to maximize safety in any temperature environment.
Texas Instruments Announce 4.5-A Lithium-Ion Battery Chargers
Texas Instruments announce lithium-ion battery charger integrated circuits that reduce charge time by 50 percent in smartphones and tablets compared to other charger solutions. The bq2419x family of 4.5-A output, 20-V input-rated switch-mode chargers with I2C interface and USB On-the-Go support delivers faster and cooler charging to a wide array of applications ranging from power banks and packs to 4G LTE routers, Wi-Fi speakers, portable medical and industrial designs.
Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Battery Charger GT-93023
Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Battery charger latest designs from GlobTek implement multiple redundant safety features to prevent failure and damage to batteries and systems while mitigating risk and lengthening battery life.
Pre-Engineered Smart Battery Range Speeds Time To Market From Accutronics
Accutronics has launched Entellion, a new range of smart, innovative portable power products designed to meet the emerging needs of feature-laden devices in professional markets. Entellion combines the company's expertise in custom OEM battery products with its insight into professional OEM requirements and market trends. Entellion products are available off the shelf and can also be customised, allowing portable electronic device manufacturers to reach their target markets quickly and confidently.
MCU-Based Battery Charging Reference Design From Zilog
Zilog announces its new Buck Converter Battery Charger Reference Design that employs Zilog's Z8F042A MCU to control a step-down DC-DC converter (also known as a buck converter) that functions as a regulated power source. This buck converter battery charger hardware is capable of regulating charger output in a number of modes such as constant voltage, or constant current with set current limits.
Highest Accuracy Battery Fuel Gauge from Maxim Integrated Maximizes Battery Capacity and Boosts User Confidence
Maxim Integrated Products today announced that it is sampling the MAX17050, the industry's highest accuracy battery fuel gauge. It uses the company's patented ModelGauge m3 algorithm, which improves upon the traditional coulomb counting approach by combining it with the patented voltage-based ModelGauge approach.
Cymbet EnerChip Batteries Proven Biologically Safe Using In Vivo Testing
Cymbet Corporation announced today the successful results of in vivo biocompatibility feasibility studies that were conducted to evaluate the biological safety of the EnerChip Rechargeable Solid State Battery. EnerChip bare die batteries were crushed and combined into a saline solution which was introduced into an in vivo test setting. No ill effects were recorded nor were any test article related lesions observed in this study.
GlobTek Announce Lithium-Ion Battery Charger Cradle
GlobTek manufactures customized battery charger cradles for OEM applications to suit GlobTek standard or custom Li-Ion battery packs or customer designed/supplied battery packs. The GT-91126-0305-0.8, utilizing a standard USB power source such as GlobTek GT-41078-0505-USB, provides a charge voltage of 4.2VDC with a pre-charge current of 160-200mA and bulk charge current of 800mAh.
Smart Charger for 3.6v Li-Ion Battery pack attains Chinese CCC certifcation
GlobTek's standard/off the shelf smart charger solution for 3.6v Li-Ion Prismatic cell based battery packs achieves CCC certification for sale in China by CCC to to GB4943.1-2011, GB9254-2008, and GB17625.1-2003. The charger is designed to charge and maintain a Li-Ion battery pack rated 3.6V and with an approximate capacity of 700mAh such as GlobTek's standard pack BL0700P5536341S1PHCB.
International Space Station To Use Yuasa Lithium-Ion Batteries
Yuasa Battery Sales has announced that GS Yuasa lithium-ion batteries manufactured by GS Yuasa Lithium Power are to be installed on the International Space Station following an order from Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne.
Power-One's High Efficiency Power Supply With Integrated Battery Back-Up Circuit Targeted for Next Generation
Power-One has released 450W and 700W High Efficiency Power Supply/Battery Back-up units for use in next generation, high efficiency servers and data centers. The Power-One power supplies, SPAFCBK-02G (450W) and SPAFCBK-03G (700W), have been designed based on the Open Compute Project specifications.
Maxim Unveil MAX17048 Micropower Fuel Gauge For Lithium-ion Batteries
Maxim today announced that it is sampling the MAX17048, the industry's simplest low-power fuel gauge for Lithium-ion batteries. Operating at only 23µA, this battery fuel gauge uses 4x less power than competitive devices and even less in micropower hibernate mode, in which the fuel gauge continues to operate.
MPD Introduce New Narrow Profile CR2032 Battery Retainer
MPD's newest edition to the retainer family is a narrow profile version, P/N BC-2003 for 20 mm diameter batteries. Offering a much narrower width than other competing designs and weighing just 0.48 grams is just the beginning of its benefits. The very low cost of the BC-2003 retainer make it particularly suitable for consumer products, single-use devices, RFID and other price sensitive applications.
Five models with 2.5 to 18 Ah rated capacities:
Even weighting up to 70% less than comparably high-capacity lead batteries, they last up to 5x as long and also contribute to cutting fuel consumption by up to 0.3 l/100 km. These are just three of the many benefits of the new highly safe Lithium Powerbloc Series – one presented by BMZ at electronica 2012 in Hall B2 / Stand 474 and made possible from the use of the high-tech lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) technology.
New 6V Industrial VRLA Battery from Yuasa
Yuasa Battery Sales has today announced the addition of a further battery to its SWL family of industrial valve regulated lead-acid batteries with a new 6V model, the SWL2500-6. The 6V SWL2500-6 features a nominal 10hr rate capacity of 180Ah to 10.8V at 20°C. Standby life expectancy is up to 10 years (design life at 20°C).
New 4V Solid-State Battery Technology Achieves Record Energy Density
Infinite Power Solutions have developed a new all-solid-state rechargeable battery technology with low manufacturing costs and record energy density. The innovative High Energy Cell (HEC) technology features a 4V rechargeable chemistry that delivers high power, an ultra-low self-discharge rate and long life for permanent battery implementations.
Saelig unveil the BT-168D Battery Tester
Saelig have unveiled the BT-168D Battery Tester, which is an ideal toolbox companion for reading the output voltage level of any 1.5v or 9v battery. Featuring sturdy construction and an easy-to-read digital LCD display, the BT-168D has an adjustable sliding arm for contacting the terminals of different size of batteries - even miniature coin cells.
Fully Integrated Li-Ion Battery Charger improves Battery Life in Portable Electronics
ON Semiconductor has released a fully programmable Lithium-Ion switching battery charger optimised for power efficiency in smart phones, tablets and other handheld devices. The NCP1851 significantly reduces charge time, increases battery life and includes advanced startup features. With 1.6 ampere charging capability, the device is perfectly sized at 2.2 x 2.55 mm for the latest USB compliant input supplies and large battery capacities and can complete a full charge cycle of a 1650 milli ampere hour, 4.2 volt Li-Ion battery in 90 minutes.
Smart Li-Ion Battery Chargers from GlobTek offer Three-Phase Operation
Available in versions delivering 4.2V, 8.4V, or 12.6V at 1 A to address single- or multiple-battery configurations, the GTM91128 families of smart Li-Ion battery chargers from GlobTek offer three charging methods: conditioning, constant current, and constant voltage.
Snap Dragon CR1225 Covered Coin Cell Holders from MPD Increase Reliability
Memory Protection Devices have today announced an expansion of their Snap Dragon series of coin cell battery holders. A CR1225 battery is installed into the clear plastic cover piece, and then snapped on to the base piece to create an extremely secure CR1225 holder.
Innergie PocketCell gadget is perfect for frequent travellers
Working in sales or marketing it's likely you spend the majority of your time away from your desk, whether it's sitting in meetings, having conference calls or travelling to see customers we rely on our digital devices to do business; phones and tablets are essential to any mobile office. Keeping an iPhone, kindle, phone, laptop and tablet powered gets a little heavy when carrying all those different chargers.
Industrial UPS battery with high discharge rate applications released by Yuasa
Yuasa Battery Sales has released a new addition to its SWL family of industrial valve regulated lead-acid batteries with the launch of the SWL780V model. Designed for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and similar high discharge rate applications, the new SWL780V follows the same increased performance profile as the other batteries in the SWL range. This typically gives 40% extra discharge capacity over and above a standard NPL type.
Bruker Introduces EC-AFM Solutions for Li Battery Research
Bruker today announced the release of the first turnkey solution for Li battery electrochemical atomic force microscopy research. The new EC-AFM accessory adds a sealed electrochemical cell specifically designed for battery research and turnkey 1 parts per million environmental control to the industry-leading Dimension IconR AFM platform to enable long-term in situ studies of Li battery electrodes.
Rechargeable Battery Pack Provides Fuel Gauge Data
Providing smart rechargeable power capability to advanced portable and remote devices, the BL3100C1865004S1PSQA Li-Ion Battery Pack from GlobTek incorporates fuel-gauge functionality to provide important power status information. The 14.4V pack has a 3.1Ah capacity and includes a built-in protection circuit as well.
Flexible 4A Charger ICs Offer Universal Input, Ultra-fast Charging, Safety and Tiny Solution Size in Smartphones and Tablets
Summit Microelectronics has introduced the industry's first monolithic 4A Li-Ion battery charger integrated circuits. The SMB349 and SMB359 are fully configurable and can deliver up to 4A charging/system current while accepting a wide +3.6 to +16V input voltage range.
Standard smart batteries with optimized energy density from RRC
RRC has announced three new standard Li-Ion SMBus battery packs RRC2040, RRC2024 and RRC2040. These new battery packs will have highest energy density of smart compatible batteries in the market. The energy content for two of the battery packs: the RRC2020 and RRC2024, are now optimally rated close to the 100 watt limit that exists in terms of the Dangerous Goods Ordinance.
Intelligent Battery Charger from Powersolve can Detect and Charge Lithium Ion and Lithium Polymer Cells
An intelligent battery charger that can automatically detect and charge up to four Li-Ion or Li-Polymer cells is announced by Powersolve. The microprocessor controlled PSCH15LI Smart Charger is "clever" enough to identify the cells in series and provide the necessary output to fully charge the cells and then turn itself off.
Boeing relies on Saft high technology aircraft batteries for onboard back-up power to support new 747-8 Very Large Aircraft
For the 747-8, Saft worked with Crane Aerospace & Electronics to design, qualify and deliver to Boeing the ULM battery technology, which offers an ideal combination of high performance, low weight and ultra-low maintenance requirements that facilitate dramatic reductions in the cost of ownership and operation of aviation batteries.
Intelligent Battery Pack Ensures Device Performance, Increases Reliability
Providing foolproof rechargeable power for any portable device, the BL3100C18650XSXPPGQA Li-Ion battery pack from GlobTek has both a built-in charger and fuel gauge circuitry to ensure both safe operation and power reliability. Delivering 14.4 Volts with a capacity of 3100Mah, the battery pack is a drop-in solution for product applications where recharge cycles, battery performance, and user friendliness are important.
Battery Management System monitors, balances and protects large-scale battery stacks
Nuvation Engineering has developed the 3rd generation version of its Battery Management System (BMS) that monitors, balances and protects large-scale lithium battery stacks. Other battery chemistries including nickel are also supported. The Nuvation BMS addresses the needs associated with today's complex battery systems, including safety, accuracy, noise immunity, compliance with industry standards, and competitive cost.
New universal SMBUS battery charger from RRC power solutions
RRC has developed a new universal battery charger for SMBus batteries, called the RRC-SMB-UBC. With an output of 65 watts, it works with RRC's standard batteries, such as the RRC2020, 2024, 2040, and with other smart batteries with similar footprints as well for example 202x range, 204x range, 205x range, DR36, etc..
Cymbet Launches CBC3105 Uninterruptible Power Supply in a Chip
Cymbet Corporation today announced the availability of the EnerChip CC CBC3105 smart solid state battery. The CBC3105 combines the award winning EnerChip battery with integrated input power conversion, battery management and regulated output capabilities. The Cymbet EnerChip CC is a smart rechargeable solid state battery Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) in a chip that provides power backup to microelectronic devices when main power fails.
New professional battery range could fit in a wallet
The credit card batteries have been developed by Accutronics in response to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) demand for a short lead time, compact and rechargeable Lithium Ion battery solution for their portable devices. The products feature accurate impedance tracking fuel gauges, an active protection system and a compact connector, all contained in a package with a footprint identical to that of a credit card.
Powersolve - Cylindrical Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries
Powersolve just announced the GMB Cylindrical Series of rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries that combine high operating voltage with high energy density and a low self-discharge rate. GMB Series cells provide a nominal 3.7V with capacities from 650mAh up to 2200mAh in cylindrical packages from 14.3mm diameter x 43mm high up to 18.3mm x 65mm. They have no memory effect and exhibit a flat discharge curve and a stable running voltage for the duration of the discharge cycle.