March 1st, 2016

Battery Power 2016

Feature Article



Decades of Data: Using Analytics to Predict the Future

Brian Hanking, CTO • Canara

Data centers are the hard drives of the Internet. In fact, Wikibon asserts them as “the center of modern software technology, serving a critical role in the expanding capabilities for enterprises.” Despite their importance, they are still victim of unplanned downtime, the majority of which can be attributed to battery failure of some kind. According to the Ponemon Institute, 91 percent of data centers have experienced an unplanned outage in the past 24 months, the cost of which rose from $5.6K a minute in 2010 to $7.9K a minute in 2013. Today, in 2016, the cost is thought to have doubled with the mounting demands on data centers and their ever-expanding reach through cloud and virtual technologies. As organizations increasingly rely on data centers to support their business operations, and those critical facilities rely on battery rooms and backup power infrastructure, the data center industry must change its mindset from reactively responding to downtime to proactively preventing it. <read more>






























Low-Power 2016

Now Accepting Speaking Abstracts

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Bloggers Needed for 2016
Battery Power is looking for knowledgeable professionals in the  industry who’d like to contribute to our online community. Blogs will be featured on the Battery Power website and in the bi-weekly eNewsletter. Contributors can submit as often as they choose; just once, once a month, or anywhere in between. Bloggers will receive a free button ad (125×125) in newsletter in which the blog appears.

Space is limited so contact Shannon Given today to secure your spot.

  New Products


Closed Loop NMP Recovery & Reuse

B&W MEGTEC has developed proprietary systems for high efficiency recovery and purification of N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) from coating line exhaust air streams in lithium-ion battery electrode manufacturing. These systems can be configured to provide regulatory compliance with global and local emission standards.

  • BWMegtec

    The process is a closed-loop where exhaust air stream from the dryer is first pre-cooled via heat exchange with the dryer exhaust that is returned to the dryer as make-up air.

  • NMP solvent is recovered from the exhaust stream via chilled water condensation.

  • The exhaust air stream is reheated via heat exchange with the dryer exhaust and is returned to the dryer as make-up air.

  • A small slip-stream resulting from air infiltration into the dryers is sent to a scrubber or concentrator prior to discharge to the atmosphere.

  • The liquid NMP solvent can be reused at the production site through distillation to purify for re-use.

Click Here to Visit B&W MEGTEC's Website

Microcontroller Series Enables Longer Battery Life in IoT Applications Without Sacrificing Security and Reliability
Analog Devices, Inc. has announced its ADuCM302x series of ultra-low power microcontrollers designed to enable longer battery life and lower operating costs in IoT applications without sacrificing security and reliability functions. <read more>


EquaLink Battery Management System
EquaLink, from Storage Battery Systems,  offers a new diagnostic and monitoring features that are essential in maintaining critical operating parameters required by NERC and IEEE as part of a comprehensive battery maintenance program. <read more>


Delta-Q Technologies Introduce IC Series Battery Chargers
Delta-Q Technologies has released its IC900 and IC1200 industrial battery chargers, which combine with the existing IC650 charger to form the IC Series charging platform for use with electric and hybrid scissor lifts, boom lifts and other aerial work platforms. <read more>


Intersil Ships Industry’s First USB-C Buck-Boost Battery Charger

Intersil Corp. has introduced the industry’s first buck-boost battery charger that supports two-way power delivery in ultrabooks, tablets and power banks using the reversible USB Type-C connector. <read more>


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  Industry News

Battery Solutions Named New Battery Sorter for Call2Recycle, Inc.

Battery Solutions, a leader in battery sorting and Call2Recycle, Inc. (Call2Recycle), North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization, have entered into a partnership for sorting batteries. <read more>


Power Walk: Footsteps Could Charge Mobile Electronics

When you’re on the go and your smartphone battery is low, in the not-so-distant future you could charge it simply by plugging it into your shoe. An innovative energy harvesting and storage technology developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison mechanical engineers could reduce our reliance on the batteries in our mobile devices, ensuring we have power for our devices no matter where we are. <read more>


Event Listings

CriticalPowerCritical Power 2016
April 13-14
Schaumburg, Ill.

Critical Power 2016 has announced the preliminary program for its 2nd annual event, April 13-14 in Schaumburg, Illinois. The conference addresses needs of managers and technical professionals involved in operations where reliable and continuous power is a critical factor, including data centers, industrial and manufacturing facilities, military, laboratories, healthcare, financial institutes, telecom and disaster recovery.

Click Here to View the Brochure


Battery Power 2016Battery Power 2016 Preliminary Program
August 3-4
Denver, Colo.

Battery Power 2016 is has released its preliminary program. The conference highlights the latest developments impacting mobile, stationary and EV battery systems including smart phones, tablets, medical devices, critical power systems, telecom and automotive applications.

  • GB 31421 – Meeting China’s New Battery Standard • SGS

  • Data-Driven Battery Product Development: Turn Battery Performance into a Competitive Advantage • Voltaiq, Inc.

  • eCigarettes and Battery Standards • Exponent

  • The Advanced Manufacturing Roadmap for Batteries • CalCharge

  • Smart 2.0 Battery Charging: The Future Is Near • University of Kansas

  • Future Trends in Automation in Battery Manufacturing for the Connected World • Omron Automation and Safety

  • Engineering Impacts on Battery Pack Manufacturing • iTECH

  • Enhancing Thermal Stability and Performance of Lithium-Ion Batteries Using Latent Heat Storage (LHS) Materials • Outlast Technologies, LLC

  • Using Core Independent Peripherals to Make Custom Chargers • Microchip Technology, Inc.

  • Adaptive Charging, a Further Development of Intermittent Float for Charge Maintenance of VRLA Batteries in Telecommunications Standby Systems • Servato Corp.

  • Quest for Battery Security, Authentication to the Rescue • Texas Instruments

  • Remote Monitoring and Control of DC Power Systems • EnCharge Power Systems, LLC

  • Dynamic Power Management Using a Battery Fuel Gauge Under CPU Turbo Mode Conditions • Texas Instruments

  • Compliance Considerations for Standby Power Systems • Enviroguard

  • Evolved Gas Analysis Techniques for Battery Development and Safety Testing • NETZSCH Instruments North America

Speaking slots are still available. Click here for additional information.


Critical Power NA 2016Critical Power North America - Call for Presentations
August 3-4
Denver, Colo.

Critical Power North America is currently accepting abstracts. 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 engineering and operations managers, technical professionals responsible for power systems, facility managers and industrial engineers. Conference sessions should be technical and educational while providing examples for recent installations, cutting edge technology and application strategies from users driving growth in these markets. End-users presenting about any innovative project they may be involved in will be given priority on the show program.

LowPower 2016Low-Power 2016 - Call for Presentations

November 3-4
Las Vegas, Nev.

Low-Power 2016 is an international conference highlighting the latest developments in low-power functionality and systems in portable & mobile electronics, medical & wellness devices, wearables, sensing, instrumentation and energy management.


Conference topics will include designing for low power, wireless charging, energy harvesting, low-power sensing, enabling smart & mobile apps, ICs, embedded electronics, power for mobility and the Internet of Things, new market opportunities and certification & testing.

CP West 2016Critical Power West - Call for Presentations
November 3-4
Las Vegas, Nev.


The Critical Power West, November 3-4 in Las Vegas, is focused on the latest advancements in critical power technology and services for data centers, industrial and manufacturing facilities, military, laboratories, healthcare, financial institutes, telecom and disaster recovery. This event will explore the strategies and solutions coming on stream that can dramatically improve the power security for these operations.


Sensors Expo & Conference
Sensors ExpoJune 21-23
San Jose, Calif.

Sensors Expo & Conference is the only event in North America exclusively focused on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. For 30+ years, Sensors has brought technical innovation and thought leadership to engineers involved in the development and deployment of sensors and sensing systems. The 3-day program explores cutting-edge trends and applications including Energy Harvesting, Flexible & Wearable, IoT, Measurement & Detection, MEMS & Sensors, Novel Sensor Applications, Optics, Sensors & Embedded Systems Design, and Wireless in an information-packed Conference Program and reflects those trends throughout the Exhibit Floor.

Special offer for subscribers to attend Sensors 2016: Register at and use code WEBCOM50 for $50 off a Gold or Main Conference Pass or a FREE Expo Hall Pass in advance.


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