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.
Powersolve - PP3 Equivalent Primary and Rechargeable Lithium Batteries
Leading power supply specialist Powersolve just announced two new series of Lithium batteries designed to replace 9V PP3 batteries in applications that require long life, a stable operating voltage and a very low self-discharge rate. The G600 Series are rechargeable Lithium Polymer batteries while the CP9V Series are Lithium Manganese Dioxide primary batteries. • Long life • Stable operating voltage • PP3 Equivalent • Operate between -20 to +60ºC
Maxim’s Smallest USB Battery Charger Detectors Provide a Virtually Universal Charging Experience
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. today announced the MAX14578E/MAX14578AE, the industry's smallest USB battery charger detectors that are compliant with the USB Battery Charging Specification. These devices detect USB standard downstream ports (SDPs), USB charging downstream ports (CDPs), or dedicated charger ports (DCPs), in addition to proprietary charger adapters from Apple and Sony. When a charging port is detected, the MAX14578E/MAX14578AE will control an external lithium-ion (Li+) battery charger controller to optimize charge time and charging efficiency.
Custom Made Battery Packs for Oceanographic Equipment
Battery packs for underwater oceanographic equipment need to be robust and last a long time. Custom engineered battery packs are often used by universities, research institutes and oceanographic survey operations to power equipment used underwater.
Cyntech announces custom battery pack services
Cyntech Components has introduced a custom battery pack design, development and manufacturing service. Cyntech's manufacturing partner is Hong-Kong based Mike Energy. Cyntech will work with customers to develop custom packs utilising a variety of primary and rechargeable battery technologies.
Powersolve - GMB Series Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Cells
Powersolve just announced the GMB Series of rechargeable Lithium Polymer batteries which are ideal for applications such as hand held computers or PDA devices, mobile communication equipment such as cellular phones or radios and hand held bar code readers.
TI introduces industry's first single-cell, dual-input Li-Ion battery charger family for tablets, e-readers and smartphones
Texas Instruments Incorporated today introduced a battery charger integrated circuit to support higher cell capacity batteries and increasing battery charge currents of tablets, e-readers and smartphones. The highly integrated single-cell Li-Ion battery charger has dual inputs, which allow operation from either a USB port or higher power input supply (AC adapter or wireless power input).
Miniature Push/Pull solenoids from Geeplus offer High force using Low power
Ideally suited to remote or renewable energy applications where rechargeable or standard batteries or capacitors are used, the new Geeplus range of small Push-Pull solenoids provides a robust solution for a number of applications requiring a significant holding force using minimal power.
Fairchild Semiconductor’s Solution for Li-Ion Battery Pack Protection Designs Meets Space and Efficiency Challenges
Designers of mobile products routinely face the challenge of reducing space as well as improving efficiency in every aspect of their design. In devices that use a one-cell Li-Ion battery pack, such as ultraportable applications, this is an area of particular importance. To help designers meet the challenge of reducing design space and increasing efficiency, Fairchild Semiconductor has developed the FDMB2307NZ PowerTrench MOSFET. This device provides the increased efficiency needed in a form factor that significantly reduces design space.
Custom Made Battery Packs - to Your Specification
Cell Pack Solutions Ltd provide a Custom Made Battery Pack design-prototyping-manufacture-supply service from their North East England facilities for just about any battery application such as: data logging, smart metering, asset tracking, oceanographic equipment and remote monitoring. Excellence in the design of the battery/cell pack is essential to enable easy integration into a customer's product design.
Powersolve - VERY Thin Lithium Polymer Primary Cells Can Be Produced Down to 0.4mm
Powersolve just announced the introduction of Lithium Polymer thin cells that can be manufactured down to just 0.4mm thick. The CP Series consists of Lithium Polymer thin cells which are primary laminated aluminium thin foil batteries with a nominal 3VDC output.
Fairchild Semiconductor’s Li-Ion Battery Switching Charger Provides Designers Faster Charge
As mobile devices become increasingly power-hungry, battery sizes have been forced to increase in capacity in order to meet the demand for longer usage time. Designers are faced with the challenge of decreasing the amount of time it takes to charge these larger batteries, minimising the thermal dissipation created during charging, and supporting enhanced features such as USB-OTG host capabilities.
Compact Fuel-Gauge Increases Li+ Battery Runtime, Provides Most Accurate State of Charge and Time-to-Empty in Portable Applications
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX17047 fuel gauge for single-cell Li+ battery packs. Featuring the company's new ModelGauge m3 algorithm, the MAX17047 is the industry's only coulomb-counting fuel gauge that does not suffer from the abrupt corrections that occur with traditional coulomb-counter algorithms. Compared to other coulomb-counters, this ModelGauge m3 IC uses a smaller current-sense resistor and fewer external components. This saves both space and cost.
Yuasa Battery Marks 30 Years In UK With Official Opening Of New Swindon Sales And Distribution Facility
Yuasa Battery Sales (UK) Ltd marked its 30th anniversary of business in the UK with the official opening of its new sales and distribution facility near Swindon. The new sales, warehousing and distribution facilities in South Marston just outside Swindon were officially opened by the Mayor of Swindon, Cllr Ray Ballman and Mr Koichi Shiina, Senior Managing Director of GS Yuasa Corporation on 21st July with an open day and luncheon for customers, suppliers and employees. The event also marked Yuasa's 30th anniversary of setting up business in the UK during which time the company has grown to become the UK's number one supplier, with 58 staff annually selling around 7.5 million batteries in the UK and European industrial and automotive markets. 85% of the company's workforce is from the local Swindon area.
£40 Million Boost for Rechargeable Batteries
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery technology has received a huge boost with the investment of £40 million in Nexeon, the company pioneering the use of silicon anodes in place of carbon. The Series C investment was led by existing investor Imperial Innovations Group and included Invesco Perpetual; both organisations are existing investors
Batteryholders.com Website Launched
Memory Protection Devices, Inc. (MPD) announced the launch of our new and improved website batteryholders.com. The site has been redesigned from the bottom up, and now has many new features that will enable users to quickly find the right battery holders for their projects. The new structure of our website intuitively leads users to the best battery holders for their applications. Additionally, new features allow users to search for battery holders by type of battery held, number of batteries held, and also by styles of termination.
Saft - Space qualified Li-ion cell for LEO satellite missions
Saft is at the International Paris Air Show to launch its new VES16 lithium-ion (Li-ion) space cell specifically developed and qualified for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite missions.
Northern Lighthouse Board awards framework agreement to Saft for maintenance-free Ni-MH batteries
Following a competitive tendering exercise the Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) has awarded Saft a 4-year framework agreement to supply state-of-the-art rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery modules for an ongoing programme of modernization and overhaul of lighthouses and solar buoys around Scotland and the Isle of Man.
Saft rail battery systems will keep the power on for Bombardier’s new Stansted Express Electrostar trains
Saft MRX specialized rail battery systems are providing reliable onboard backup power to support critical safety and control functions on Bombardier Transportation's new Class 379 Electrostar EMU (electric multiple unit) trains now being introduced on the Stansted Express services between Stansted Airport and London city as well as the route between Liverpool Street Station and Cambridge.
YUASA moves to Swindon
Yuasa Battery Sales (UK) Ltd has recently moved its operations to new offices, warehousing and distribution facilities in Swindon from Ebbw Vale in South Wales. The move was prompted by the opportunity to radically improve the company's logistics and carbon footprint while the Ebbw Vale manufacturing facility continues to focus on its core activity of producing industrial batteries only.
Virtual High-Voltage Batteries - Simulating and emulating multicell batteries to develop battery management systems
dSPACE's latest addition to its Automotive Simulation Models (ASM) simulation package is a new battery model for simulating high-voltage rechargeable batteries. The model is designed to virtualize the rechargeable lithium-ion, nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) and lead batteries used for the electrification of vehicle drivetrains. The model facilitates function development for battery management systems (BMS) and also the testing of close-to-production electronic control units (ECUs). Model-in-the-loop (MIL) simulations in Simulink® and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulations on the simulator are used for this.
Avnet Abacus signs ‘green technology’ battery deal with Cymbet Corporation
Avnet Abacus, one of Europe's leading interconnect, passive, electromechanical and power distributors, has signed a Pan-European distribution agreement with Cymbet Corporation, the leader in solid-state energy storage solutions for microelectronic systems, to distribute Cymbet's complete range of rechargeable solid state batteries, power management devices, and evaluation kits. This will include Cymbet's EnerChip solid state batteries (SSB) and development tools, the new EnerChip EP energy processor, the universal energy harvesting EVAL-09 kit, and the EnerChip CC RF Induction Charger EVAL-11 kit.
Saft Li-ion batteries equip the major Formula 1 teams for new season
Saft's high technology VL Li-ion cells provide the optimum combination of performance, power-to-weight ratio and long cycle life for five of the twelve teams competing this season Paris, April 11, 2011 – Saft, the world specialist in the design and manufacture of high-tech batteries for industry, has developed state-of-the-art lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries that will be providing a boost to five of the twelve Formula 1 teams competing this season, including Ferrari and Lotus Renault GP.
Peugeot Scooters launches its new scooter e-Vivacity using Saft lithium-ion batteries
Saft, the world's leading designer, developer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industrial applications, has added two-wheeled vehicles to the list of its innovations.
Lithium-Ion and Lithium Polymer Battery Pack
GlobTek's GT-91126-LI01 series of Li-ON chargers offers a compact and cost effective solution for charging GlobTek's GL-523434A2 Lithium-Ion and Lithium Polymer battery pack. It features the ability to be custom tailored for specific applications while providing the highest level of safety in lithium battery charger.
LI-ION battery holders with wire leads for “18650” batteries:
MPD introduces two new battery holders which accept 3.7 volt Lithium Ion 18650 rechargeable batteries with PCM. The holder also accepts two CR2/3A lithium batteries in series connection for 6 volts output. The model numbers for the holders are BH-18650-W and BH-18650-PC. These are designed for use in consumer, industrial and communication products where durability is of paramount importance.
Professional quality Li-ion charger from Mascot maximises battery cells performance
Mascot AS has introduced a high-quality, high-performing charger for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, featuring 3-stage charging for maximum battery performance. 13 standard variants are currently available for charging batteries from one (8.5A/4.2V) to 14 cells (1.7A/58.8V).
Avnet Abacus to support VARTA CellPac lithium batteries including custom design service
Avnet Abacus has been appointed as the first and currently only pan-European distributor for the full range of CellPac lithium batteries from VARTA Microbattery, including custom-designed as well as standard battery packs.
Varta Microbattery powers up Anglia for the UK and Ireland
Varta Microbattery and Anglia today announced that they have signed a distribution agreement. Under the agreement, Anglia will support the full range of Varta Microbattery products, technologies and chemistries in the UK and Ireland with a stock profile held at its warehouse in the UK.
Saft Nife - Maintenance-free Uptimax battery delivers high performance for stationary power backup applications
Saft Nife ME Ltd, the Middle East subsidiary of the world leader in the design and manufacture of high-technology industrial batteries, is launching its new generation maintenance-free Uptimax battery optimized for stationary power backup applications in the oil & gas, utility and electricity industries. The main advantage of the nickelbased Uptimax is that it now needs no topping up with water throughout a long service life.
Saft MRX batteries are crucial to the success of Bombardier’s innovative dual-powered locomotives
Saft MRX specialized rail batteries are playing a crucial weight-saving role in the success of Bombardier's innovative ALP-45DP dual-powered locomotives aimed at operators in North America. By substituting traditional lead-acid batteries with Saft's compact and lightweight nickel-based batteries, Bombardier's design team has achieved a 60 percent reduction in the weight of the onboard battery system, enabling the locomotives to meet critical axle-weight limits.
MPD - Vertical CR1225 Battery Holder
MPD introduced the vertical CR1225 battery holder, part number BS-1225-PC. Vertical battery holders are quickly becoming a preferred solution among design engineers, and this new part is a great space saver on increasingly crowded and smaller PCB's.
Saft honored with 2010 Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award for work on the U.S. Army ManTech program
In partnership with the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research Development Engineering Command (TARDEC) and Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Saft received the 2010 Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award. Saft was awarded for its high power lithium-ion (Li-ion) technology project under TARDEC's Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) program.
Saft receives multi-million dollar Li-ion battery order from Boeing for Inmarsat satellites
Saft is preparing to fill its next order for lithium-ion (Li-ion) space batteries as part of a five-year Long Term Agreement signed with Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems in 2009. Under the multi-million dollar contract, Saft will deliver 12 battery packs of highenergy Li-ion batteries for Boeing's 702HP satellites being built for the Inmarsat-5 series. The Saft batteries with VES140S cells will power three new Ka-band satellites, adding to Inmarsat's current fleet of 11 GEO satellites.
Saft’s MSX batteries take a high profile role on New York City’s Aerial Tramway renovation project
Saft's MSX series high power compact rail batteries have taken on an unusual aerial role on the world famous Roosevelt Island Aerial Tramway in New York City that has just reopened following a major renovation. The order for the MSX batteries was placed by SEMER, the POMA Group Company which was the main contractor for the modernization and upgrading project. SEMER is specialized in the engineering and production of electrical equipment and industrial automated systems.
Nexeon Announces Record Li-ion Battery Cell Performance
Nexeon has produced Li-ion battery cells with the world's highest capacity for their size. The cells, which are based on Nexeon's silicon anode technology, have a capacity of 3.2Ah and were produced at the Company's pilot plant in Oxfordshire. This is above the capacity of even the best commercially available Li-ion batteries, and opens up the possibility of longer operating times for consumer electronic products and greater range for electric vehicles. Cycle life performance of the Nexeon cells also exceeds that of the best commercial cell when tested under the same conditions.
New narrow profile CR2032 battery retainer, P/N: BK-913
MPD newest edition to the retainer family is a narrow profile version, P/N BK-913 for 20 mm diameter batteries. Offering a 23% narrower width than other competing designs and weighting just 0.8 grams is just the beginning of its benefits. The very low cost of the BK-913 retainer make it particularly suitable for greeting cards, consumer products, electronic toll tags, single-use devices, RFID other price sensitive applications.
Low Voltage Disconnect Unit Protects Batteries from Over-Discharge
DMS technologies, specialist in batteries and battery systems, has released a Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD) - a low power device that can be used to protect batteries from damage and help extend battery life.
A123 Systems Opens the Largest Lithium Ion Automotive Battery Manufacturing Plant in North America
A123 Systems (Nasdaq:AONE), a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate™ lithium ion batteries and systems, today announced the grand opening of the largest lithium ion automotive battery production facility in North America, based on available data. The new plant in Livonia, Mich. is expected to expand A123's manufacturing capabilities by up to 600MW hours per year when fully operational, contributing to the company's plan to expand global final cell assembly capacity to more than 760MW hours annually by the end of 2011. The opening of the Livonia factory comes just over one year after A123 was awarded a $249 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help the company execute its strategy to ramp up U.S. manufacturing capabilities to meet increasing, market-driven demand for its innovative technologies.