Ultra-Fast Charging: Respecting the Limits of a Battery when Feeding

Content Contributed by Isidor Buchmann, CEO & Founder, Cadex Electronics, Inc.

Consumers demand faster charging times. Leading in this movement is the electric vehicle (EV) industry that strives for charge times similar to filling up a vehicle at a gas station. Pumping 50 liters (13 gallons) of fuel into a tank holds a calorific value of 600 kWh. The fill-up is quick. An EV battery, in comparison, only stores between 50 to 100 kWh of energy and charging takes a long time. Read more about Ultra-Fast Charging: Respecting the Limits of a Battery when Feeding

Futuristic Trends in Battery Charging Technology

By Edward McMahon, CEO
Epec Engineered Technologies

Every day more and more of the things we use on a day-to-day basis use batteries. The global market for batteries in 2014 is $83 Billion, and according to research from The Fredonia Group, it will grow at a CAGR of 7.8 percent through 2019 as devices continue to proliferate. Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries make up the largest segment and market growth will be driven largely by hybrid and electric cars and batteries for electronic devices. Read more about Futuristic Trends in Battery Charging Technology