June 2017


Feature Article



Lithium Ion Batteries: Exposing Safety Risks Via Testing on a Budget

John C. Copeland, VP/COO, Energy Assurance LLC


As a commercial test lab specializing in regulatory and performance testing of rechargeable lithium batteries, we assist a wide variety of clients spanning all aspects of the electronics industry.  Many come from highly-regulated product types that typically have well established requirements for safety, quality, and reliability.  They also tend to have the engineering and compliance resources to support these requirements, and as such, command a corresponding price premium.  In short, they inherently understand the value of testing favoring a more proactive approach. <read more>
























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  New Products


Philadelphia Scientific Introduces SmartBlinky Pro with Visible Electrolyte Level Indicator and Alarm
Philadelphia Scientific has introduced SmartBlinky Pro, a battery watering monitor that features the industry’s brightest electrolyte indicator and which also issues an audible alarm to alert personnel that electrolyte levels are low. <read more>

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  Industry News

Digatron to Equip Europe’s Biggest Battery Testing Lab for Applications of the Future

Digatron Power Electronics is supplying its new generation, fully regenerative, Silicon Carbide-based battery testing technology to WMG, at the University of Warwick, Energy Innovation Centre. <read more>


Advanced Battery Concepts LLC Enters into a Third License Agreement for its GreenSeal Advanced Lead Battery Technology with Trojan Battery Company
Advanced Battery Concepts, a leading developer of advanced lead batteries, has  agreed to license its GreenSeal technology to Trojan Battery Company, a manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries. Advanced Battery Concepts GreenSeal technology is an environmental friendly technology that significantly reduces the lead content of a traditional lead battery, while improving battery performance by increasing cycle life, reducing weight, increasing power density, reducing recharge time and improving reliability. <read more>


Qualcomm Demonstrates Dynamic Electric Vehicle Charging

Qualcomm, Inc. through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has demonstrated dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC), which allows vehicles to charge while driving. Based on the Qualcomm Halowireless electric vehicle charging technology (WEVC), Qualcomm Technologies designed and built a wireless DEVC system capable of charging an electric vehicle (EV) dynamically at up to 20 kilowatts at highway speeds. <read more>


New HQ Expansion Ensures Battery Expert Lincad can Keep Pace with Growing Global Demand
British battery design and manufacture expert, Lincad has expanded its headquarters in Surrey to accommodate its increased manufacturing capability and strengthen its repair and servicing provision. The main aim of the project has been to ensure that Lincad remains fully equipped and ready to keep pace with the growing global demand for its bespoke batteries, chargers and power management systems. <read more>


Event Listings



Battery Power 2017

Battery Seminar

July 18-20, 2017, PlugVolt will be hosting its next Battery Seminar in Ann Arbor, Michigan together with AVL. This event will feature an entire day of in-depth presentations by a leading independent electrochemist with no company or technology bias. Complementary industry updates during the next two days will be provided by subject matter experts from automotive and grid storage OEMs, major battery manufacturers and global Tier 1 system developers. Attendees will also have an exclusive opportunity to tour AVL’s New Energy Lab in its Ann Arbor Tech Center, along with cocktails reception for industry networking. Visit www.batteryseminars.com for more details.



GBFThe 2nd Asia (Guangzhou) Battery Sourcing Fair 2017 (GBF ASIA 2017)

The 2nd Asia (Guangzhou) Battery Sourcing Fair (GBF ASIA 2017) is a professional demonstration and trade platform for worldwide battery enterprises, which will be held in China Guangzhou Import & Export Fair Complex from August 16th-18th. We warm welcome your registration as exhibitor or visitor. If you want to catch more information, please contact Aileen Chen via sales9@grandeurhk.com.



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