September 2016

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Feature Article




Sorting Busbar Choices for Electric Vehicle Power Distribution
Dominik Pawlik, Technical Marketing ManagerRogers Corp., Power Electronics Solutions

Interest in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) is growing steadily as battery technologies improve and the driving range of such vehicles increases. Perhaps as important, EVs/HEVs offer a “green” alternative to traditional vehicles powered by internal-combustion gasoline engines. <read more>

























Low-Power 2016

  Sponsored Announcement

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.

Battery Power 2016 Conference Proceedings
If you were unable to attend Battery Power 2016, you can purchase and download PDF versions of the presentations. <read more>

  New Products

Panasonic Introduces High Temperature, Long Life Nickel Metal Hydride Battery

Panasonic Corp. is developing a high temperature, long life type Nickel Metal Hydride battery (BK1100FHU, with a Ambient discharge range of -40°C to 85°C). Samples are anticipated to be available December 2016. This battery is suitable for applications requiring high capacity and a wide range of temperatures. <read more>


Soteras CCS Binder Enables Ceramic-Coated Separators to Meet Battery Industry Heat Shrinkage Standards
Wider adoption of electric vehicles continues to be impeded by limits in lithium ion battery technology. Soteras CCS binder, a new binder technology from Ashland, enables manufacturers to address one of the biggest technology obstacles: heat shrinkage of the battery’s separator. <read more>


Cadex C5100 Improves Rapid-Testing for Smartphone Batteries
Cadex Electronics, Inc. has unveiled a new technology to rapid-test smartphone batteries. Built into the C5100-B storefront battery analyzer, QuickSort 4 (QS4) no longer requires model specific data as QS3 did. In addition, the capacity range of the patent pending QS4 has been expanded to service single cell Li-ion batteries of up to 4,000mAh. <read more>


Eaton’s 3-Volt Supercapacitor Cells Provide Increased Energy Capacity, Cost Savings
Eaton has announced its TV supercapacitors with 3-volt (V) cells that help increase stored energy capacity and power by 20 percent compared to 2.7 V cells. <read more>


Next Generation Battery Monitor for Telecom Carriers
BatteryInformer, a provider of battery monitoring devices to the telecom industry, has introduced the next generation of battery monitoring. The Smart-500 monitoring systems are designed to monitor telecom batteries in outside plants and central offices.<read more>

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  Industry News

Daimler Completes $500 Million Supply Agreement with NorthStar Battery
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has entered into a seven-year agreement with Swedish-American energy storage manufacturer NorthStar Battery Company as the supplier of Ultra High Performance Pure Lead AGM batteries as part of the improvements being made to the next generation Cascadia truck.<read more>


24M and Partners Awarded $3.5 Million from ARPA-E to Advance the Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries
24M has announced that the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded $3.5 million in funding to a team that includes 24M, Sepion Technologies, Berkeley Lab, and Carnegie Mellon University. <read more>


BrightVolt Opens Series B Funding with New Science Ventures Leading Round
BrightVolt Inc., a developer in design, development and scale manufacturing of ultra-thin film, flexible batteries, has announced the opening of a Series B round of investment. Prominent scientific venture capital firm New Science Ventures is anchoring the round with $5 million. <read more>


PRBA and Air Transport Industry Urge Global Crackdown on Illegal Shipments of Lithium Batteries
PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association, alongside other industry trade groups, has called for tougher enforcement of international transport regulations imposed on lithium battery manufacturers and shippers.<read more>


Event Listings



LowPower 2016Low-Power 2016

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.

Sensors MidwestSensors
September 27-28, 2016
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, Ill.

Sensors Midwest will feature education, networking, and a packed Expo Floor with an anticipated 65+ exhibitors showcasing their latest sensing technology and products. The Education Program will feature different tracks that will explore cutting-edge trends & applications, case studies, and demos from the industry’s leaders and experts. With Education Theaters directly on the Expo Floor, networking opportunities & parties, and direct access to both SMTAI and Sensors Midwest events, attendees are guaranteed to explore new technologies and find solutions to their current sensing challenges.

Join us this September 27-28 in Rosemont, Illinois as we celebrate our return to the Midwest!
Visit to register today! Register soon - Expo Passes are FREE for a limited time! Use code WEBCOM for a free pass to attend during Advance and Onsite Rates.




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