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Achieving ‘Charge Quality’ for Lead Acid Batteries in Industrial Motive Applications

Delta-Q Technologies

The battery pack is often the most expensive part of the bill of materials for an electric drive vehicle or industrial machine. The battery pack’s energy consumption, maintenance, and replacement costs are a significant driver of an end user’s total cost of ownership. How do we get the most out of something, the battery pack, that we know will eventually fail? <read more>




















Critical Power


Critical Power

  Guest Blog



The Changing Regulations Pertaining to the Transportation of Lithium Batteries

Robert Alverson, CHMM, Labelmaster

In August the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued final rule HM-224F affecting the safe transport of lithium batteries.  DOT announced that the effects from the revisions of HM-224F will “strengthen safety conditions for the shipment of lithium cells and batteries. These changes, some of which focus specifically on shipments by air, will better ensure that lithium cells and batteries are able to withstand normal transportation conditions and are packaged to reduce the possibility of damage that could lead to an unsafe situation.” <read more>


  Sponsored Announcement

alberAlber delivers the battery monitoring solutions you need. The Alber BDSU-50 delivers new technology and added features with the quality you’ve come to rely on!
• Real time battery monitoring for 12V/16V up to 50 modules in series
• Save time and money by automating the IEEE Recommended Practices for Battery Maintenance and Testing
• Increase reliability with 24x7 data collection, analysis and remote alarm notification


Real Time Data Capture
• Overall String Voltage
• Individual Cell Temperatures (Option)
• Discharge and Float  Currents
• Thermal Runaway Management
• Individual Cell Voltages
• Ambient Temperature
• AC Ripple Current

System Advantages and Features
• New patented DC test verifies the integrity of the entire  battery system.
- Internal Cell Resistance Test (Battery State of Health)
- Intertier Connection Resistance Test
- Mid-String Disconnect Switch Resistance
• No onsite computer is required for  data collection and alarming Multiple remote communication options
• Easily integrates to building management systems
• Manage your battery assets  across multiple sites with the Battery Xplorer Enterprise software
• Self-Calibrating



Expanding Technology for Advanced
Battery Applications & Fuel Cells

Dexmet has taken the “Expanding Technology” to the next generation of advancements, the micro-mesh material manufactured by Dexmet is infinitely variable, and the proprietary equipment developed anddesigned at Dexmet produces expanded material with smaller holes than anyone else and produces material that is thinner than anyone else in our marketplace. The expansion process produces a very consistent product as far as open area, hole size and conductivity.

dexmetDexmet expanded materials are perfect for Advanced Batteries Applications and Fuel Cells, especially where you are using multi stacks of materials and you need consistent conductivity from stack to stack also the expansion process is more cost effective unlike perforated material.

The expansion process allows you to yield higher amounts of material than what you put in, this is especially important when your application requires expensive materials like platinum, niobium, zirconium and titanium.

  New Products

Emerson Network Power Expands Its Battery Testing, Maintenance and Replacement Services for Utility and Industrial Customers
Emerson Network Power has expanded battery services delivered by its Electrical Reliability Services business, an independent electrical testing, maintenance and engineering service company. <read more>


Lithium Ion Supercapacitor Energy ActionSystem for Applications Requiring High Power and High Energy Storage

Electro Standards Laboratories (ESL) has released the first of its Energy ActionSystem Lithium Ion Capacitor Development Shelves, the Model 3300-9x12, Cat# 331209. <read more>


Arnold Magnetic Technologies Introduces BESThin Materials for Improved Energy Storage
Arnold Magnetic Technologies introduced its BESThin line of thin and ultra-thin metals for efficient battery and energy storage designs. <read more>


Air Cooling Options for Industrial Lithium Battery
Corvus Energy has announced a new product innovation, the CUBE air-­cooled rack system for their AT6500 lithium ion battery modules. 

<read more>


Anton/Bauer Elora Modular Battery System
Anton/Bauer, a Vitec Group brand and provider of mobile power systems for the healthcare industry, has announced that its Elora Modular Battery System is now available to the marketplace. <read more>


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  Industry News

Lengthening the Life of High Capacity Silicon Electrodes in Rechargeable Lithium Batteries
A new study will help researchers create longer-lasting, higher-capacity lithium rechargeable batteries, which are commonly used in consumer electronics. In the study researchers showed how a coating that makes high capacity silicon electrodes more durable could lead to a replacement for lower-capacity graphite electrodes. <read more>


Battery Powered Tram Sets 24-Hour World Record Distance on a Single Charge
Corvus Energy has unveiled its role in helping Siemens and San Diego MTS take their place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The record, for longest distance traveled by a battery-powered tram, beat the previous record by thirty-three percent. <read more>


Bourns Acquires Komatsulite Mfg. Co., Ltd
Bourns, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, announced that it has acquired all of the outstanding shares of Komatsulite Mfg. Co., Ltd and its subsidiaries.  Komatsulite, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a provider in the field of safety devices for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.  <read more>

Battery Solutions Receives R2/RIOS Certification
Battery Solutions has announced its certification in R2/RIOS (Responsible
Recycling and Recycling Industry Operation Standards). Battery Solutions is the first battery recycler to receive the R2: 2013 Standard.

<read more>



Event Listings

Critical PowerCritical Power 2015, May 13-14, 2015 at the Milwaukee Convention Center, has announced its preliminary program. The conference and exhibition will highlight the latest advancements in UPS/standby power supply and power quality solutions for industrial, facilities and emergency applications and serve the needs of managers and technical professionals involved in manufacturing, industrial and facility operations where reliable and continuous power is a critical factor.


Participating companies include GE Critical Power, Doosan Fuel Cell America, Fairbanks Morse Engine, Active Power, Blue Pillar, Inc., Canara, Plug Power and Eaton.


Limited speaking slots are still available - Click here for details.

Battery PowerBattery Power 2015 is currently accepting abstracts for its 13th annual event, August 5-6 in Denver, Colorado. The international event is focused on battery packs and cells used in mobile, portable and wearable 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.



  • Industry Considerations

  • Battery Advancements

  • Internet of Everything

  • Medical Batteries

  • Consumer & Commercial Products

  • Wireless Power/Charging

  • Testing, Standards & Certification

  • Battery Management


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PlugVolt February 2015 Battery Seminar

February 10-11

Detroit, Mich


alberYou’re invited to an exciting, two-day Battery Seminar on February 10 & 11, 2015 in Metro Detroit (Michigan, USA). Enjoy informal discussions, interactive Q&As, an exclusive guided Intertek battery test facility tour with cocktails reception, complimentary meals, networking, and much more. This unique event includes several technical deep-dive sessions on Day 1 by an independent, unbiased industry veteran electro-chemist. His presentations will be well complemented on Day 2 with guest speakers from AVL, Bosch, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Intertek, JCI, LG Chem, Magna Steyr,Navigant Research, Sakti3, Valeo, Xalt Energy and many more. Please visit today for more details.


International Wireless Communications Expo
March 16 -20, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

alberJoin us for the leading communications technology event of the year at IWCE 2015! See the latest products, gain valuable insights and network with over 7,000 of your industry peers. New for 2015, IWCE will also be hosting ETAs Annual Education forum, bringing attendees more training and certification opportunities.  Register today! Use promo code SM2 for discounts on conference packages or a free exhibit hall pass.



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