November 2013


Featured White Paper



Navigating the Regulatory Maze of Lithium Battery Safety

Tom O’Hara, Global Business Manager / Advisory Services, Intertek

Governments regulate those areas in life where significant hazards are presented. One example is automotive regulations, which cover issues ranging from gas tank safety to crash protection to lighting strike. Regulations reach beyond the manufacturing of the vehicle to encompass usage of the vehicle and require that drivers are licensed and have auto insurance. <read more>


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Battery Blog



Energy Harvesting: Is There No Free Lunch?
Upal Sengupta, Staff Applications Engineer
Texas Instruments, Battery Management Solutions

We’ve all heard the familiar saying “there’s no free lunch.”  It seems to apply to so many situations in life as well as in circuit design.  But still, we all like the idea of getting something for nothing.  The concept of “Energy Harvesting” has been getting some attention lately because of newly available technologies that allow us to take advantage of free energy sources like sunlight, ambient heat, or the vibration from traffic on a roadway.  So do we finally get our free lunch? <read more>

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Blog Contributors Needed for 2014

Battery Power Magazine is looking for knowledgeable professionals in the  industry who’d like to contribute to our 2014 online community by writing a blog to be featured on the website and eNewsletter. Contributors can submit as often as they choose (1x, weekly, monthly, etc). Contact Shannon Given for details.



  New Products

New UPS Battery Monitoring System by Eagle Eye Power Solutions
Eagle Eye Power Solutions has recently released the iPQMS-Pro Real-Time Battery Monitoring System, specifically designed for UPS Battery Monitoring. The iPQMS-Pro is a scalable system designed to monitor the health of critical battery systems by measuring: string voltage and current, jar/cell voltage and impedance, connection resistance and temperature.<read more>


Tellus Power Introduces a New Electric Vehicle Charging Station Line
Tellus Power has introduced a new electric vehicle (EV) charging station line for the US market. The  chargers feature a modern and durable design, low cost network and a convenient financing model. The stations are perfectly suited for use in retail and office parking garages. <read more>


Small Signal MOSFET Transistors Save Power and Extend Battery Life of Mobile Devices
Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a low on-resistance MOSFETS for space-constrained handheld applications, such as smartphones and tablets. The new family of FemtoFET MOSFET transistors features ultra-small packaging and on-resistance below 100 milli-ohm. <read more>


A Battery Pack With QI Wireless Charging Capabilities Launched
Mugen Power Batteries has announced the new Mugenizer N11 QI Wireless Power Bank equipped with 4,800 mAh rechargeable battery. Designed to provide maximum mobile freedom, Mugenizer N11 Portable Wireless Power Bank provides consumers, especially those who are often on the move, with unique combination of QI Wireless and USB charging capabilities. <read more>


Active-Semi Introduces Industry’s First Fully-Integrated Single-Chip Solution to Extend Smart Phone and Tablet Computer Battery Life
To meet the growing worldwide demand for power hungry smart phones and tablet computers, Active-Semi has introduced a new family of Power Bank IC solutions, the ACT2800 product family. <read more>

NorthStar Battery Goes Heavy Duty with the 8DK
NorthStar Battery has released the SMS-AGM 8DK heavy duty battery. 8D batteries are designed for extreme heavy duty starting and marine applications such as buses, luxury yachts or UPS diesel generator applications. <read more>


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  Industry News

PMA Announces World-Class Global Certification Program Delivering Seamless Wireless Charging Experience for Consumers
The Power Matters Alliance (PMA), a standardization body in the field of wireless charging,  announced partnerships with three industry leading certification test labs, including Underwriters Laboratories (UL), AT4 wireless (AT4) and TUV Rheinland (TUV). The three labs will serve as testing grounds for PMA member companies wishing to certify products using the PMA standard. <read more>


Advances in Military Equipment Boost Demand for High Energy Density Batteries
The global military battery market is poised for steady growth as the need to strengthen armed forces with advanced military equipment is becoming increasingly important. The upgrade and replacement of mission-critical military technology require high levels of battery performance and accuracy. <read more>


Eos Energy Storage & Incodema Group Ramp Up Production of Megawatt-Scale Batteries in Upstate New York
Eos Energy Storage and Incodema Group announced a partnership that will launch MW-scale manufacturing of Eos’s safe, low-cost zinc hybrid cathode (Znyth) battery technology. Eos’s 1MW/6MWh Aurora energy storage system is designed to integrate renewable energy production, increase the electricity grid’s efficiency and resiliency, and reduce utility companies’ costs and consumers’ electricity bills. <read more>


NJIT Professor Invents a Flexible Battery

Researchers at NJIT have developed a flexible battery made with carbon nanotubes that could potentially power electronic devices with flexible displays. Electronic manufacturers are now making flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays, a pioneering technology that allow devices such as cell phones, tablet computers and TVs to literally fold up. <read more>



Event Listings


BatteryPower2014Seeking Dynamic Speakers

Abstract Submission Deadline is December 5th, 2013

Battery Power 2014 is currently accepting abstracts for its 12th annual event, August 6-7 in Denver, Colorado. The international event is focused on battery packs and cells used in mobile/portable/consumer applications including power tools, smart phones, tablets, laptops and medical devices. Topics will include new battery designs, improving power management, predicting battery life and regulation and safety issues. Other topics include OEM/end user requirements, battery authentication and market trends.


The conference provides an excellent forum to discuss new developments in technology, market conditions and end-user requirements that are driving innovation, capabilities and features, application trends and performance improvements.


Attendees include top executives, technical managers and engineering professionals from original equipment manufacturers, end users and integrators, battery pack and cell manufacturers, and component providers. Full-conference registration fees will be waived for all confirmed speakers.

Click Here for Details on Submitting an Abstract

New to 2014
All sessions will be placed in a Track (see below for Track topics) Each session will be 20 minutes long, with a collective Q&A following the last session of the track. With only three to four sessions per track, it is imperative to submit an abstract before the deadline to ensure your speaking slot.


Tactical Power Sources Summit
January 27-29
Washington, D.C.


IDGA’s 11th Annual Tactical Power Sources Summit will bring together all relevant stakeholders to discuss the most pressing issues facing the mobile power community. Examine future trends, identify immediate and long-term needs, and uncover up-and-coming technologies for use in future threat environments. Policy makers, uniformed service leaders, academia and industry partners will gather in Washington D.C. to network, share best practices and explore potential paths to analyze the future of military energy. Don't miss out on this annual event! Register you and your team today to get the best possible rates.


1Battery Japan
February 26-28, 2014
Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

World's Largest Business Platform for Manufacturing and R&D of Rechargeable Batteries

Best place to find all kinds of materials, manufacturing technologies, inspection/analysis equipment and services as well as the battery itself from around the world.

First class conference with world renowned speakers will also be held concurrently to the exhibition.

Saves your dates for BATTERY JAPAN and utilize this great opportunity to expand your business!



1APEC 2014
March 16-20, 2014
Fort Worth, TX

As The Premier Event in Applied Power Electronics, APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. This is not just a designer’s conference, APEC has something of interest for anyone involved in power electronics:

  • Equipment OEMs that use power supplies and dc-dc converters in their equipment
  • Designers of power supplies, dc-dc converters, motor drives, uninterruptable power supplies, inverters and any other power electronic circuits, equipments and systems
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of components and assemblies used in power electronics
  • Manufacturing, quality and test engineers involved with power electronics equipment
  • Marketing, sales and anyone involved in the business of power electronic
  • Compliance engineers testing and qualifying power electronics equipment or equipment that uses power electronics

Are you a member of the press or a financial analyst covering the power electronics industry? APEC 2014 will again be offering its complimentary full registration. Start making your plans now to join us in Fort Worth, TX March 16-20, 2014 for an incredible program.



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