Author Archives: Editorial Staff

Spring 2017

Five Questions Power Supply Professionals Should Ask Themselves About UPS Battery Maintenance and Replacement
Scott Baer, Marketing Manager-Batteries, Vertiv Services
In a recent battery maintenance quiz sponsored by Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, 71 percent of respondents accurately answered that during a power interruption, it only takes one bad cell to cause your data center’s uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to drop a critical load. Batteries are indeed the weakest link in the power chain and are historically a leading cause of costly downtime.

Adaptive Charging: Extending Battery Life and Reducing Costs in Mission Critical Telecommunications Standby Systems
Alex Rawitz, Business Development Manager, Servato Corp.
The accelerating growth of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and applications require continuous investment in telecommunications networks to provide the connectivity for millions of new devices. As more devices connect to the Internet, service outages become more impactful to the people and businesses that rely on IoT applications.

A New Power-Cycling Strategy for Testing the Reliability of Power Electronics Modules
Dr. John Parry, Mentor Graphics Corp.
The particular power cycling strategy you choose for high-power semiconductor devices, such as power transistors, diodes, MOSFETs and IGBTs, during reliability tests can have a significant effect on predicted lifetime results even if the tests have similar initial parameters. Also, how you set up the measurements can affect the results of the power cycling tests.

Grid-Tied vs. Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage: Putting Power Back in the Hands of End-Users
Catherine Von Burg, President and CEO, SimpliPhi Power
All over the country, winter storms are known to cause power outages that last for days or weeks at a time. As a result, upstate New York homeowner Bob Schluter designed a fully-automated, net-zero smart home with the ability to fully function off the grid for three weeks or more.

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.

Click Here to Read this Issue

Winter 2016

Q&A with Inventus Power CEO Pat Trippel
Battery Power’s Senior Editor, Shannon Given, had the opportunity to interview Pat Trippel, the recently announced CEO of Inventus Power. Inventus Power is the is the largest vertically integrated power systems manufacturer in the US and produces custom battery solutions for medical, military, commercial and consumer markets in nine countries across the globe.

Battery Diagnostics On-the-Fly: Removing the “Black-Box” Stigma by Making Performance Transparent
Isidor Buchmann, CEO & Founder, Cadex Electronics, Inc.     
Battery users imagine a battery pack being an energy storage device that resembles a fuel tank dispensing liquid fuel. For simplicity reasons, a battery can indeed be perceived as a vessel storing electrical energy; however, measuring energy flowing into an electrochemical device and then drawing it out again is far more complex than handling liquid fuel.

Improve Tab to Terminal Connections in Battery Pack Manufacturing
Geoff Shannon, Amada Miyachi America, Inc.
Battery packs have become an integral part of everyday life, powering a growing range of portable electronic devices, cordless power tools, energy storage and hybrid and electric vehicles. Tab to terminal connection welding is one of the key battery pack manufacturing applications.

Click Here to Read this Issue



RES Awarded Storage Project for National Wind Technology Center

Holes in the Electrode

ZPower Announces Battery Bowl Design Challenge with $25K Prize

Miltec UV Announces Pilot Plant for Coating Lithium Ion Battery Separators

January 2017

  • Five Questions Power Supply Professionals Should Ask Themselves about UPS Battery Maintenance and Replacement
  • IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Updated to Reflect 2017-2018 ICAO Technical Instructions
  • Expanding Technology for Advanced Battery Applications & Fuel Cells
  • Responsive Multi-Range Battery Test Equipment
  • Semtech Demonstrates Ultra-High Power 40W Wireless Charging Technology
  • Bourns New Miniature Resettable Thermal Cutoff Device Offers Highest Current Capacity
  • US Battery Manufacturing Launches Endurance Plus Line Of Deep-Cycle Batteries
  • Phihong Releases 24V 8A Lead Acid Battery Charger for Mobile Medical Applications
  • Panasonic Introduces High Temperature, Long Life Nickel-Metal-Hydride Battery

Click Here to Read this Issue