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February 2015

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Feature Article



Take Charge: Follow New Lithium Battery Regulations to Help Ensure Smooth Supply Chain

Bob Richard, Vice President of Regulatory and Government Services, Labelmaster

While lithium batteries deliver superior performance and reliability in numerous applications, the same technology that makes them so useful also presents unique hazards for shippers, carriers and receivers if not safely packed and handled when transported. As a result, regulations in the US and around the world are being significantly revised to better ensure the safe transportation of lithium batteries. <read more>












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  Sponsored Announcement

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• Increase reliability with 24x7 data collection, analysis and remote alarm notification


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• 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.

Blog Contributors Needed for 2015

Battery Power Magazine is looking for knowledgeable professionals in the industry who’d like to contribute to our 2015 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

Keystone "Auto-In" 20mm Coin Cell Holder
The call for automatic insertion of the popular 2032 and 2025 Lithium Coin Cells has been met by Keystone Electronics Corp.  The “Auto-In” 20mm Coin Cell Holder is extremely rugged and ideal for retaining cells securely under shock and vibration in high-density applications for PCB requirements. <read more>


NEC Energy Introduces Breakthrough 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Batteries for Tough, Critical Applications
NEC Energy Solutions, an energy storage solution provider, has announced production availability of the ALM 12V35 product line of 12-volt batteries that offers higher performance, longer life and robust safety compared to standard lead-acid batteries or other lithium-ion products. <read more>


Diodes, Inc. Targets Chargers for Cell Phones and Portable Devices with Highly Efficient Synchronous Rectification Controller
Diodes, Inc., a supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, has introduced the APR343 synchronous rectification controller. <read more>


SolidEnergy Introduces a New Battery Material and Business Model to Disrupt the Mobile Energy Storage Industry
SolidEnergy is taking a fresh approach to battery innovation made possible through its non-traditional business model. <read more>


Stand-Alone Lead Acid Battery Balancing IC Works with up to Four 12 Volt Batteries in Series

Linear Technology Corp. has released the LTC3305, a single IC, stand-alone multicell battery balancer for 12 V lead acid batteries. <read more>

See More New Products Online
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  Industry News

C&D Technologies Providing Battery Training
C&D Technologies, Inc. a  producer and marketer of standby power batteries, will continue to provide battery training seminars throughout 2015 as part of its C&D University program. <read more>


EaglePicher Licenses OneD Material's SiNANOde
EaglePicher Technologies, LLC has entered into a License Agreement and an Engineering Services Agreement with OneD Material, to set up a new EaglePicher production facility in Joplin to produce SiNANOde, a silicon-nanowire-based anode material for building lithium ion cells and batteries providing higher energy densities. <read more>


NorthStar Battery and Eternity Technologies Announce OPzV Battery Collaboration

NorthStar Battery and Eternity Technologies join forces to launch a new tubular 2V OPzV battery range with capacities from 300 to 3,000 Ah, to be sold exclusively by NorthStar for the telecom market. <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.


Click Here for Details



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

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