May 3rd, 2016

Battery Power 2016




UCI Chemists Create Battery Technology with Off-the-Charts Charging Capacity
University of California, Irvine researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never require replacement. The breakthrough work could lead to commercial batteries with greatly lengthened lifespans for computers, smartphones, appliances, cars and spacecraft. <read more>





























Low-Power 2016

  Sponsored Announcement

Canted Coil Springs for Conducting
BalThe Bal Spring canted coil spring is an electrically conductive component that ensures maximum current or signal transmission in automotive applications. As an electrical contact element, the Bal Spring effectively manages high, medium, and low current with minimal heat rise.

A proven solution already at work in many of today’s top-performing vehicles and platforms, the spring also offers OEMs the ability to shield against EMI/RFI and prevent cross-talk, ensuring the integrity of signal/data transfer between battery packs, power converters, and sensors.


Available in a broad range of coil heights, wire materials, and plating types, the spring maintains a nearly constant force over a broad compression range, compensating for angular misalignment, surface irregularities, and even temperature changes without significant deviation from its initial force. Its independent coils maintain consistent electrical contact, ensuring optimal charging efficiency and current transmission — even under shock and vibration — for improved systems performance and reliability.


In automotive applications, the spring ensures consistent transmission of electricity and electrical signals to the motor during low-speed operation, as well as reliable recharging of the batteries from regenerative braking systems. In external vehicle charging systems, springs can conduct electric power and signals from wall or base units to battery packs. In some designs, canted coil springs also ensure proper charger connection. In addition to its electrical properties, the Bal Spring offers mechanical latching, locking, and holding capabilities that can help reduce system complexity and weight.

Expanding Technology for Advanced Battery Applications & Fuel Cells

dexmetDexmet 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.


Dexmet 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.

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  New Products

Lincad’s Caravel Mk2 Charger can Discharge Li-Ion Batteries to Meet New IATA Regulations
Lincad, a provider in the design and manufacture of bespoke batteries, chargers and power management systems, offers a solution to any organization needing to transport lithium-ion batteries under the new regulations introduced by IATA.<read more>


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  Industry News

Eos Energy Storage Awarded $2 Million from the California Energy Commission to Demonstrate Behind-the-Meter Battery Systems at UC San Diego
Eos Energy Storage has announced plans to demonstrate residential and commercial battery systems at the University of California San Diego, with the support of a $2 million award from the California Energy Commission. Eos is partnering with global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to package, distribute and support mass market products utilizing the company’s Znyth battery technology. <read more>


Market for Batteries with New Form and Structural Factors Will Increase to More Than $470 Million by 2026

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2016-2026: Technologies, Markets, Players" report to their offering. The market is projected to grow to become a $471 million industry in 2026 from a small market base today. <read more>


Event Listings



Battery Power 2016Battery Power 2016
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. 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.


ACI’s 3rd National Capitalizing on Grid-Scale Energy Storage: Energy Storage as a Practical Reality – Working Toward Maturity and Building Value in a Developing Market
June 8-10
San Francisco, Calif.

GridAdvanced Energy Storage Systems Market worth 15.96 Billion USD by 2020

A three-day industry event focusing on the significant market opportunities for utility-scale energy storage in the near term, including government policy and regulatory initiatives, new requirements for transmission and distribution of power in electric markets, increased utilization of distributed energy systems and the integration of storage into smart grid platforms.

Key topics:

  • Integrating energy storage with solar and wind and connecting to the grid

  • The necessity for big data analytics to effectively shave peak and smooth renewable generation

  • The need for standards, modeling, software integration and cybersecurity awareness

Energy Storage Installations: Learnings from Both Sides of the Meter and Both Sides of the Pacific Ocean

AABCAdvanced Automotive Battery Conference
June 14-17
Detroit, Mich.

For more than 15 years, the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference attracts international thought leaders and battery technologists from major automobile makers and their suppliers to discuss key issues impacting the technology and market of advanced vehicles and the batteries that will power them. As the electric vehicle market expands amid increasing pressure from looming regulatory deadlines, the need to develop batteries with better performance and lower cost has never been stronger. Taking place from June 14-17th at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, AABC provides an invaluable opportunity to delve into these challenges, discuss breakthroughs and best practices, and learn from the researchers and engineers who are bringing these technologies forward to consumers.

SensorsSensors Expo & Conference
June 21-13
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.

Grid15th Outage Management for Power Plants
July 26-28
New Orleans, La.


Run your outages cost-effectively. This annual meeting provides power generation professionals with proven case studies on how to run outages efficiently without sacrificing operational excellence. This conference addresses solutions for aging facilities to integrate new technologies to optimize costs and gain the most value from the plans.  



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