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February 2017

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Feature Articles



Adaptive Charging: Extending Battery Life and Reducing Costs in Mission Critical Telecommunications Standby Systems

Alex Rawitz, Business Development Manager, Servato

The accelerating growth of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and applications require continuous investment in telecommunications networks to provide the connectivity for millions of new devices. As more devices connect to the Internet, service outages become more impactful to the people and businesses that rely on IoT applications. Safeguarding telecom networks from power outages is the Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) battery.<read more>



























  Sponsored Announcement

Engineering Webinar: Advanced Thermal Management of Li-Ion Batteries for Electrified Vehicles
CDADaptcoAs car electrification accelerates due to stricter governmental regulations, cost reduction (cost per KWh) and intensification in customer interest, car manufacturers are facing the biggest industry mutation in years. (Details)
This webinar will take a look at different levels of simulation being undertaken (1D and 3D systems) today to guide virtual product design in Li-ion batteries and cooling system management for battery packs. (Details)
Specialists will highlight the state-of-the-art technology and barriers preventing progress in development. Presentations and demonstrations will specifically focus on solutions for cooling the battery pack to ensure high performance and longevity, while balancing other relevant concerns of overall weight which can reduce the vehicle range. (Details)
Finally, the webinar will be closed by a live Q&A session with the industry speakers. (Details)
Frederick J. Ross – Siemens PLM Software
Robert Spotnitz – Battery Design LLC
Gaetan Damblanc – Siemens PLM Software

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.

  New Products

Responsive Multi-Range Battery Test Equipment
BT1000New battery materials development always involves iterative test and validation. However, test requirements may vary according to different test sample and research phase. To find the optimal balance between precision and budget, Chen Tech Electric, the leading battery test equipment provider from Taiwan, introduces the Responsive Multi-range Battery Test Equipment BT 1000 Series.

The following features are supported by BT 1000 Series:

  1. High accuracy: the output and measurement accuracy plays an important role in determining battery performances. With 0.02% F.S. accuracy for each current range, the data obtained from BT 1000 Series allows researchers to precisely estimate battery cycle life and aging behavior.
  2. Rapid data recording: with minimum 1ms data recording frequency, every detail change on battery parameters during charging and discharging cycles can be captured and then analyzed. It helps researchers understand the characteristics of tested battery materials during different working conditions well.
  3. 4 customizable current ranges: since equipment output accuracy is critical, to reach its best performance, the 4 current ranges of BT 1000 Series are customizable. Clients assign current ranges based on their research requirements, so the accuracy remains the same within all research phases.

Chen Tech Electric is the worldwide battery test expert, which aims to satisfy various advanced and customized battery test requirements from worldwide clients with affordable cost. For more information about Chen Tech Electric, please visit the following website: www.chentech.com.tw/eindex.

Semtech Adds Ultra-Low RDS(on) Load Switch Family to FemtoSwitch Platform
Semtech Corp. has announced the latest family of load switches in its FemtoSwitch product platform. The new, ultra-low RDS(on) load switches are well suited for 5 V, 15 W USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) type-C port controller applications and other power rail switching applications, such as battery-powered portable electronics.<read more>


RFS Announces Lithium-Ion Battery for Mobile Network Industry
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems providing total-package solutions for wireless and broadcast infrastructure, has announced the availability of its new lithium-ion battery solution using NMC technology.<read more>


New Kyocera 7129 Series Board to Board Connector Helps Reduce Charging Times for Mobile Devices
Kyocera Connector Products Corp. has developed a board to board battery connector, the 7129 series, for use with portable electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and wearables.<read more>


Eaton Expands 9PX UPS Family with New 700 to 1,500 VA Models
Power management company Eaton has enhanced its line of 9PX uninterruptible power system (UPS) products with addition of new 700 to 1,500 volt-ampere (VA) models. The new models feature the 9PX UPS’s industry-leading energy efficiency and reliability to help information technology (IT) professionals and data center managers organize, protect and manage their critical infrastructure.<read more>

See More New Products Online
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  Industry News

Romeo Power Expands to New EV Battery Pack Manufacturing Facility in Southern California
Romeo Power is a southern California company that designs and manufactures electric vehicle battery packs. Launched last year by tech innovators Michael Patterson and Porter Harris, the demand for its EV Battery packs continues to grow.<read more>


Johnson Controls and Aqua Metals Sign Battery Recycling Technology Partnership
Johnson Controls finalized an agreement covering North America, China and Europe for an electrochemical battery recycling technology. Under terms of a multi-faceted deal, the company is investing in Aqua Metals. <read more>


Event Listings

Battery Power 2017Battery Power 2017 is currently accepting abstracts for its annual event, May 17-18 in Dallas, Texas. The international event is focused on latest developments and technologies in the battery industry, including  mobile/portable, wearable battery technology, as well as battery manufacturing, materials and research & development. 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 top executives, technical managers and engineering professionals from original equipment manufacturers, end users and integrators, battery manufacturers and component providers.

Conference sessions should be technical and educational while providing examples of cutting edge technology and application strategies. End-users presenting about any innovative project they may be involved in will be given priority on the show program.



MicrogridMicrogrids East 2017
April 5-7, 2017
Boston, Mass


Attend this industry event and learn how to deploy microgrids while achieving strategic energy objectives, integrate renewable energy sources with microgrids, and much more. This year’s event will feature a tour of Schneider Electric’s Boston One Microgrid project.

Use Promocode: GRID for $700/off registration
Contact: Angela Hamilton at 414-2221-1700

BattconBattcon International Stationary Battery Conference
May 7-10, 2017
Orlando, Florida

Battcon is a high-energy mix of industry specific presentations, panels, seminars and workshops, plus a trade show. More than 600 storage battery users meet at Battcon for three days of professional development and networking focused on the design, selection, application and maintenance of stationary battery systems. It’s a forum where those in the data center, nuclear, telecom and utility industries can learn from and network with industry experts. Battcon 2017 will take place at the Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld® May 7–10, 2017. Register now at Battcon.com.




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