April 2017


Low-Power 2016



Feature Article

 

 

What You Must Do Before Shipping Batteries to India
Jody Leber, Global Battery Manager, SGS

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) recently gave smartphone manufacturers who want to ship batteries to India a little more breathing room. But just a little. In June 2016, the BIS released new norms that for the first time requires handset vendors to test smartphone batteries separately. In September, the BIS pushed the original deadline out to August 2017. Despite the extension, the timeframe remains tight. Let’s examine what manufacturers of smartphones, and any other battery-powered devices, can do today to avoid creating costly go-to-market delays. <read more>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Battcon

  Sponsored Announcement

Webcast: Thermal Stress in Electronics
Mechanical stress is a key failure mechanism to consider when designing electronics systems. Excessive mechanical stress can cause cracking, rupture, fatigue, delamination, or even excessive deflection (such as in optical assemblies). Since most electronics systems are not also designed to be a part of the main mechanical load bearing structure, thermal expansion is a primary source of mechanical stress. (Details)


CTE (coefficient of thermal expansion) mismatch typically comes to mind when discussing thermal stress, but high-temperature gradients also can cause differential expansion and excessive stress even when the materials are carefully chosen for the best CTE match.

 

This webcast explores the capabilities of leading simulation software to perform thermal stress analysis. The foundation for any thermal stress analysis is an accurate computation of the conjugate heat transfer situation - a long-time strength of simulation - then the included finite element stress solver can natively compute stresses due to thermal and mechanical loads. 


Expanding Technology for Advanced Battery Applications & Fuel Cells

dexmetDexmet has taken the “Expanding Technology” to the next generation of advancements, the micro-mesh material manufactured by Dexmet is infinitely variable, and the proprietary equipment developed anddesigned at Dexmet produces expanded material with smaller holes than anyone else and produces material that is thinner than anyone else in our marketplace. The expansion process produces a very consistent product as far as open area, hole size and conductivity.

 

Dexmet expanded materials are perfect for Advanced Batteries Applications and Fuel Cells, especially where you are using multi stacks of materials and you need consistent conductivity from stack to stack also the expansion process is more cost effective unlike perforated material.

The expansion process allows you to yield higher amounts of material than what you put in, this is especially important when your application requires expensive materials like platinum, niobium, zirconium and titanium.


Battery Power 2017Ensuring Battery Safety & Compliance
Nothing can shake consumer faith faster than a recalled product. Products sitting in a warehouse rather than store shelves because of compliance or shipping issues can quickly erase a profit margin. With the proliferation of battery-powered products - from cell phones to medical devices - the need to stay current with the latest standards, safety and legal issues is paramount. Join us in Dallas, May 17-18, for Battery Power 2017. If your products depend on batteries, or if your operations are battery-intensive, this is a must-attend event.

 

Register Today

Sessions include:

  • Lithium Ion Batteries Past, Present and Future, IATA
  • UN 38.3 Sixth Edition – Top 10 FAQs, Intertek
  • An Overview of Enforcement Actions for Regulated Battery Shipments by Air, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • BIS IS 16046 – Successfully Negotiating the BIS Registration Process, SGS North America, Inc.
  • Five Good Practices to Minimize Your Lithium Ion Battery Failure Risks, Exponent
  • Lithium Ion Battery Packs: Exposing Safety Risks Via Testing on a Budget, Energy Assurance LLC
  • Incomplete Standards Lead to Confusion on Safety, AllCell
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Battery Safety Event: What Can We Learn, Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd.
  New Products
 

 

Logic Level MOSFETs in PQFN Package Deliver High Power Density
Infineon Technologies AG has introduced a new logic level IR MOSFET family. It comprises three different voltage classes, 60 V, 80 V, and 100 V. <read more>

 

Wurth Electronic Wireless Transmitter and Receiver Coils Featured in Semtech’s Wireless Charging System
Created for charging high-power applications, Wurth Electronics wireless charging coils are now featured in Semtech’s LinkCharge 20. LinkCharge 20 is the only available inductive wireless charging system beyond 15 watts that is backwards compatible. <read more>

 

Bourns Announces Industry's First Surface Mount Miniature Resettable Thermal Cutoff Devices for Battery Cell Protection

Bourns, Inc. has announced the industry’s first surface mount Miniature Resettable Thermal Cutoff (TCO) devices. <read more>

 

Thin Cell Battery for Connected Devices
Ultralife Corp. has strengthened its Thin Cell range of primary (non-rechargeable) lithium manganese dioxide (Li-MnO2) pouch-cell batteries.

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Delta-Q Technologies Introduces New Lithium-Specific Battery Charger

Delta-Q Technologies, a provider in battery charging solutions for electric drive vehicles and machines, has released their first lithium-specific battery charger, the ICL1200.<read more>

 


See More New Products Online
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Sensors

  Industry News
 

Swindon Silicon Systems and Dukosi to Partner on Next Generation Battery Management Technology
Dukosi, a battery management technology innovator, and Swindon Silicon Systems, a provider in the design, test and supply of complex, custom, mixed-signal electronics for automotive and industrial applications, have signed a strategic agreement to bring Dukosi’s disruptive semiconductor chip based battery management solution to market. <read more>

 

Epec Invests More Than $250,000 To Meet Battery Pack Assembly Demands
To meet the high demand for custom battery packs, Epec has recently expanded its New Bedford, Mass. facility by more than doubling the battery pack assembly space. <read more>

 

Treofan Signs Major Contract for Separator Films for Lithium-Ion Batteries

After years of intensive development work, market development and certification, BOPP film specialist Treofan has now won its first major supply contract for its TreoPore microporous separator film.<read more>

 

ViZn Energy Systems and Raychem RPG Team Up to Deliver Energy Storage to the Power Grid Corporation of India

ViZn Energy Systems, Inc., a provider of energy storage systems for utility, C&I, and microgrid applications, has been awarded a 1MWh utility energy storage contract to ensure electrical grid stability in India. <read more>



 

Event Listings

Battery Power 2017Battery Power 2017

Battery Power 2017 is an international conference highlighting the latest developments impacting batteries and power management in portable devices including smart phones, laptops/tablets, medical devices, wearables and military applications. Conference topics will include new battery designs, improving power management, predicting battery life, regulations and standards, safety and transportation, battery authentication, charging technology, emerging chemistries, R&D and market trends.

 

Join leading OEM design engineers and system engineers involved in battery powered products and systems and discover what is driving innovation, capabilities and features, application trends and performance improvements.

 

Battery Power 2017 will provide you with the most up-to-date developments and technologies in the portable, mobile, consumer battery and power management market. If you are involved in the battery industry or if your products and systems run on batteries, this is a must attend event.


 


Battcon International Stationary Battery Conference
May 7-10, 2017
Orlando, Florida

BattconBattcon is a high-energy mix of industry specific presentations, panels, seminars and workshops, plus a trade show. More than 600 storage battery users meet at Battcon for three days of professional development and networking focused on the design, selection, application and maintenance of stationary battery systems. It’s a forum where those in the data center, nuclear, telecom and utility industries can learn from and network with industry experts. Battcon 2017 will take place at the Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld® May 7–10, 2017. Register now at Battcon.com.

 

Sensors ExpoSensors Expo & Conference

Sensors Expo & Conference is the only event in North America focused on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. For 30+ years, Sensors has brought technical innovation and thought leadership to engineers involved in the development and deployment of sensors and sensing systems. The 3-day program explores cutting-edge trends and applications including Energy Harvesting, Emerging Technologies, Flexible & Wearable, IoT & Wireless, Measurement & Detection, MEMS & Sensors, Novel Sensor Applications, Optical, Sensors & Embedded Systems, and Sensor Data in an information-packed Conference Program and reflects those trends throughout the Exhibit Floor. Register at www.sensorsexpo.com and use code WEBCOM100 for special discount to attend.

 

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