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Front Terminal Battery Offers Additional Power Supply

May 30, 2012 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnerSys has improved safety and ease of maintenance in meeting the power demands for uninterruptable power supply (UPS) applications with the introduction of the DataSafe 12HX680F-FR front terminal battery. A valve-regulated, lead-acid (VRLA) battery, the DataSafe 12HX680F-FR is a 12-volt, 680-WPC model complements the existing 16-volt models available at 550, 800 and 925 WPC, which enables coverage of a wide range of KVAs and run times in a selection of front-terminal batteries for UPS applications.

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24 Volt Power Converter/Battery Charger

May 15, 2012 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Progressive Dynamics introduces the new 24 volt power converter/battery charger in 25 amp and 40 amp configurations with built-in, patented 4-stage charging system.  This power converter is suited for specialty vehicles and stationary applications including battery charging for buses, shuttle buses, local refrigeration delivery trucks, display vans, emergency vehicles, communication trucks, over-the-road trucks with sleeper cabs and solar energy.

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EM Microelectronic Announces New UHF Battery-Assisted Passive

March 28, 2012 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The EM4325 is ideal for real-time monitoring of perishables or as an EPC™ Gen2 RFID interface or modem for embedded applications EM Microelectronic has announced the EM4325, a versatile and multipurpose, battery-assisted passive (BAP) RFID chip with integrated temperature sensor. This facilitates the expansion of established UHF RFID applications by offering longer read range, increased communication robustness and more configuration options and interface capabilities for auxiliary functions.

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CoinPower Family of Rechargeable Li-Ion Cells Boast High Energy Density and Extended Battery Life

February 2, 2012 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA Microbattery GmbH has announced a new line of rechargeable Lithium ion batteries. The new CoinPower family of cells deliver 3.7V with available capacities ranging from 40mAh to 80mAh at 1C rate. The smallest cell measures only 12mm in diameter, 5mm in height and weighs in at a mere 1.4 grams.

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Genius DX-Eco Battery-less Mouse Charges in Three Minutes

January 24, 2012 11:11 am | by Posted Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Genius DX-Eco is a wireless mouse that doesn't use batteries and can recharge in just three minutes. Removing the need for planet-killing disposable batteries or time-wasting rechargeables, the Genius DX-Eco uses a built-in gold capacitor instead. Genius claims that this gold capacitor will hold enough charge for "a full day's use" and just takes three minutes for a complete recharge.

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Small Two Piece Battery Connectors with Two Way Insertion

January 17, 2012 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Due to popular demand, Yokowo’s two piece battery connectors has expanded and now will include a compact version. Featuring two less blades than the original 6-blade type, the new 4 blade model is designed to also allow for flexibility for both horizontal and vertical blade insertion. The compact size has also resulted in a reduction in pitch (from 3mm to 2.

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BLE SoC Promises Increased Battery Life, Consumes 33 Percent Less Power

January 10, 2012 11:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated announced its new CC2541 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip (SoC), aimed at Bluetooth Smart sensor applications for consumer medical, sports and fitness, security, entertainment and home automation. The SoC offers a 33 percent reduction in power consumption compared to TI's previous-generation CC2540 SoC when transmitting at 1 milliwatt output power, while maintaining robust RF performance.

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Compact Lithium-Ion Battery-Charging Control IC Supporting USB Charging

December 1, 2011 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a charging control integrated circuit (IC), the R2A20055NS, that achieves further miniaturization and safe charging control for single-cell lithium-ion batteries used in portable devices. Used in a wide range of portable equipment, from cell phones to digital still cameras, media players, personal navigation devices, and tablet PCs, lithium-ion batteries have a high energy density and can contribute to equipment miniaturization.

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Lithium-Ion Battery-Charging Control IC Supports USB Charging

December 1, 2011 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a charging control integrated circuit (IC), the R2A20055NS, that achieves further miniaturization and safe charging control for single-cell lithium-ion batteries used in portable devices. In addition to the full complement of protection features necessary for portable equipment, including battery overvoltage protection and charging timers, the new IC includes functions that implement the charging profiles stipulated by JEITA, which allow the R2A20055NS IC to implement safe charging control.

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Software Tool Takes Guesswork out of Battery Life Predictions

November 23, 2011 4:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company, has introduced a software tool enabling designers to accurately predict battery cell life expectancy in applications based on its low power EFM32 Gecko microcontrollers. Called the energyAware Battery Estimator, this free tool provides a full simulation of total system energy usage, that takes into account actual battery source, MCU energy modes, peripherals employed and external circuit components.

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ICs protect Lithium-ion Battery Packs

November 22, 2011 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

SII's lithium-ion rechargeable battery protection ICs protect lithium-ion battery packs from overcharge, over-discharge and over-current. High-accuracy voltage detectors and delay circuits are included. The S-8205A/B and S-8211E Series feature a high accuracy voltage detection circuit and a delay circuit, making it possible for users to monitor the status of a 1 cell (S-8211E) or 4/5 (S-8205A/B) cell lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack.

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Dual-Interface Memory Uses Energy Harvesting to Enable True Battery-Free System Design

November 7, 2011 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics is taking the first step to extending its family of RFID/NFC wireless memory ICs with a new 16-Kbit device that can also harvest enough energy to enable small electronic items using it to become completely battery-free electronic applications. Energy harvesting converts energy captured from the surrounding environment into electrical energy to powering small systems.

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Custom Battery Contacts

November 7, 2011 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Interplex Sunbelt Inc., a world class supplier of precision components and assemblies and a division of Interplex Industries, Inc. announced today that it will be featuring custom battery contacts at the upcoming Medica show in Dusseldorf, Germany on November 16-19, 2011. “Interplex Sunbelt has manufactured millions of custom battery contacts for the most demanding applications,” said Robert Koppel, president of Interplex Sunbelt.

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Two-Piece Battery Connector Features Two-Way Insertion Capability

October 27, 2011 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokowo’s new two piece battery connector allows both horizontal and vertical blade insertion, as well as increased flexibility in designs. For reliability, the receptacle side features dual beam contact in both insertion directions. Two tabs are uniquely fitted on the receptacle to provide a secure grip around the blade upon insertion.

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Two Piece Battery Connectors with Two Way Insertion

October 12, 2011 11:18 am | by Posted Janine E. Mooney, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Yokowo’s new two piece battery connector allows both horizontal and vertical blade insertion, as well as increased flexibility in designs. For reliability, the receptacle side features dual beam contact in both insertion directions. Two tabs are uniquely fitted on the receptacle to provide a secure grip around the blade upon insertion.

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