January 2014


Feature Article


When Rubber Stamping is Not Enough – How to Make Batteries in Critical Devices More Reliable

Isidor Buchmann, CEO and Founder, Cadex Electronics, Inc.

The approval process to release a new product is getting tougher. New rules are added that increase manufacturing costs and complicate logistics. Once approved and released, few rules apply that oversee continued reliability of the device; the agencies have done their job and the responsibility falls on the user. <read more>







  Guest Blog



Global Lithium Battery Industry Faces Multiple Regulatory Tests in 2014

George A. Kerchner, Executive Director, PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association

Right from the start, the global lithium battery industry will address a barrage of regulatory issues in 2014. From February 4th to 6th, a multi-disciplinary working group meeting organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) will meet in Atlantic City, N.J., to consider potential restrictions on the shipping of lithium metal batteries on cargo and passenger aircraft. <read more>

  Sponsored Announcement

Register Now for the Battcon Stationary Battery Conference

1The Battcon Stationary Battery Conference, May 5th-7th, the premier conference for battery end-users and offers the unique opportunity for meeting others focused on the same industry concerns as you are. And at Battcon, you'll:

  • Experience industry-specific education and networking.

  • Get the latest news. Our call for papers is open. Presenting a paper is the best way to share your knowledge with your colleagues.

  • Sign up for an optional battery seminars to strengthen existing skills or learn of the latest advancements.

  • Listen to presentations by the leading authorities in the field.

  • Network with others in the battery community.

  • Ask questions, exchange ideas and solutions, and get answers.

Attending could save your company money! Learning of a new development or product could result in a far more efficient way of performing a task. The registration fee is an all-inclusive price, including the conference, trade show, hotel and meals.


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  New Products

Lithium Ion Battery Charger for Electric Vehicles
Green Watt Power, a division of Calex Mfg. Co., Inc., has released the 240 watt EVC-52-240 lithium ion battery charger.  <read more>


Porous Power Enhances Safety, Cycle Life and Performance of Lithium-Ion Batteries with New Type of Ceramic Separator

Porous Power Technologies, LLC (PPT) has launched the SYMMETRIX NC2020, a ceramic battery separator designed to significantly improve thermal stability and safety of large-format lithium-ion batteries. <read more>


2.5A Monolithic Active Cell Balancer with Telemetry Interface
Linear Technology Corp. has announces the LT8584, a monolithic flyback DC/DC converter designed to actively balance high voltage stacks of batteries. <read more>


Simultaneous Two-Bay Charger for Smart Bus Batteries
Energy Access, Inc. has released its SBS-4002 charger platform.  This development in battery charging allows the user to charge two batteries simultaneously and allows for recalibration in both bays of the charger. <read more>


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  Industry News

NREL Model Licensed to Improve Accuracy of Battery Simulations
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has licensed its Equivalent Circuit Battery Model to software developer ThermoAnalytics for use in its recently updated RadTherm software package. <read more>


Saft Signs Multi-Million Euro Energy Storage Contract for La Réunion Island
A consortium led by Saft has been awarded a multi-million euro project by Akuo Energy. This turnkey contract is realized in partnership with Ingeteam and Corex Solar to build the Bardzour solar photovoltaic production and Li-ion  energy storage system on the French island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. <read more>


Sol Chip and Tadiran to Collaborate on Solar Battery Development
Sol Chip, a portfolio company of The Trendlines Group, announced a collaboration agreement with Tadiran Batteries for solar battery development and marketing cooperation. <read more>


Purdue University Project Aims to Mass-Produce ‘Nanopetals’ for Sensors, Batteries
Researchers at Purdue University are developing a method to mass-produce a new type of nanomaterial for advanced sensors and batteries, with an eye toward manufacturing in the Midwest. <read more>


Event Listings

BatteryPower2014Seeking Mobile Device Experts

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.


Click Here for Details on Submitting an Abstract



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.


March 24-28
Las Vegas, Nev.


IWCE Connects the Working World to Mobile Voice, Video and Data Solutions
IWCE, taking place March 24-28 (Exhibits: March 26-27), is the authoritative annual event for communications technology in the working world. Over 7,500 technology buyers from government, public safety, transportation, utilities and other enterprises gather together at IWCE to see the latest in effective and efficient wireless communications systems. The tradeshow features over 350 of the top manufacturers showcasing the latest in communications technology, and the conference program features an impressive lineup of the most influential industry leaders presenting on next-generation networks, spectrum utilization, emerging technologies, regulatory issues, smart cities, infrastructure and interoperability. Register today at www.iwceexpo.com/register using promo code H6 for discounts, courtesy of this magazine.


1Nanotech 2014
June 15-19
Washington, D.C.


NSTI’s Nanotech 2014, the world’s largest nanotechnology event, delivers application-focused research from the top labs in international academia, government and private industry. Thousands of leading researchers, scientists, engineers and technology developers participate in Nanotech to identify new technological trends, development tools, product opportunities, R&D collaborations, and commercialization partnerships. Join the global community that has been working for over 16 years the integration of nanotechnology into industry, focusing on scale, safety and cost-effectiveness.
Nanotech 2014 and TechConnect World expand their communities to be the world’s largest multi-industry research-to-commercialization gathering. These co-located events deliver the world's largest showcase of the Nation's top Innovations, Federal Funding Programs and Innovation to Industry Acceleration Programs. 
Submission deadline: January 22nd. 10% off registration discount code: 10ABPM14



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