Battery Analyzers

B&K Precision Corp. (Yorba Linda, CA) offers the BA6010 Series battery analyzers that measure voltage and resistance and provide auxiliary measurement parameters including inductance, capacitance, dissipation factor, impedance, quality factor, reactance, and phase angle in degrees and radians. The instruments characterize battery chemistries that are responsive to a 1-kHz AC stimulus signal including lead acid, lithium, and alkaline batteries used in consumer products, electric vehicles, power backup, security, and fire alarm systems. The BA6011 supports voltage measurements of battery packs up to 300 V and the BA6010 features a 6-V measurement range for battery cell testing. Both models feature standard RS232 and USB (USBTMC and virtual COM) interfaces.

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Uninterruptible Power Supply

The SL LiFePO4 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) from Falcon Electric (Irwindale, CA) features lithium iron phosphate batteries. The 1- to 3-kVA SL UPS cathode material is a stable chemistry that is not subject to thermal runaway, making them virtually incombustible even in high-temperature environments. Other features include a convertible rack/tower design that switches to a freestanding tower, no caustic materials or dangerous odors, and remote UPS management.

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Power Analysis Software

Keysight Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA) introduced KS833A2A Event-based Power Analysis software for analyzing a device’s power consumption, delivering a view of how the device behaves to the subsystem level, as well as its charge consumption profile. It offers a continuous datalogging mode with measurement and data collection, enabling users to capture up to eight days of data to understand device behavior and charge consumption profiles over many operating cycles. The software features the ability to capture the dynamic current consumption of a device as it transitions among active, idle, or sleep modes with current-ranging technology from A down to nA. It also automatically calculates battery life based on the charge consumption profile, eliminating manual calculation.

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Battery Adhesive

DELO (Sudbury, MA) introduced DELO-DUOPOX TC8686 structural adhesive for batteries used in hybrid vehicles. Designed for high-volume series production, it is thermally conductive and flame-retardant. The adhesive is suitable for low-voltage batteries found in mild hybrid and conventional hybrid vehicles as well as in e-bikes and e-scooters. The adhesive allows battery cells to be bonded into a battery’s housing while dissipating the heat generated during operation. The adhesive is designed for temperatures ranging from -40 to +85 °C and tensile shear strength on aluminum of 18 N/mm². Thermal conductivity is 1.1 W/m*K. It offers a mixing ratio of 2:1 and has a processing time of approximately 30 minutes after mixing; after four hours, the adhesive reaches its initial strength.

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Uninterruptible Power Supply

APC/Schneider Electric (Boston, MA) offers the SUA500PDRI-H industrial panel and DIN rail AC UPS that protects against under voltage (sag) and over voltage (swell/surge), transients, spikes, and unexpected power outages. The small form factor is optimized for mounting within control panel enclosures either on a heavy-duty DIN rail or directly to the wall of the enclosure. The UPS battery can be loaded in the internal battery compartment or mounted externally. Suited to protect industrial process control equipment, the UPS can provide protected AC power to multiple AC/DC power supplies within the cabinet. Temperature-compensated battery charging prolongs battery life by regulating the charge voltage according to battery temperature.

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Battery Testing Systems

Arbin Instruments (College Station, TX) offers LBT series battery testing systems that consist of independent charge/discharge channels for testing battery or supercapacitor modules and other energy-storage devices. Each channel provides three or four current ranges with 16-bit resolution; any number of channels can be operated in parallel for increased current-handling capacity. They come with a PC pre-loaded with MITS Pro and Data Watcher software for creating test profiles, real-time data monitoring, and data plotting and analysis. Auxiliary inputs/outputs are available for additional data collection or control such as temperature monitoring and additional reference electrodes. The systems communicate with internal battery management system (BMS) via CANBus or SMBus protocols.

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Uninterruptible Power Supply

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products (Warrendale, PA) offers the 9900B three-phase, on-line, double-conversion uninterruptible power supply system that features Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) technology. It is available in 300, 500, and 750 kVA features dynamic inverter response and minimal voltage distortion during full load steps without the DC source. Other features include the ability to parallel up to eight units with a CLC, low input harmonics, and generator compatibility.

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Battery Holders

Keystone Electronics Corp. (New Hyde Park, NY) introduced a series of SMT and THM battery holders for 20700 and 21700 Lithium-Ion batteries. The compact holders feature heat-resistant UL 94 V-0 rated Nylon housings with stainless steel contacts that are tin-nickel plated for use in portable medical devices, consumer, and industrial electronic products. The design accommodates lead-free solder and traditional reflow processes. The holders are available in single- and dual-cell configurations and are designed so that battery installation and/or removal does not require tools.

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Nickel Cobalt Manganese Oxide

BASF Corp. (Iselin, NJ) released the HED™ family of high-energy-density cathode active materials for lithium-ion batteries with high purity. Nickel cobalt manganese oxide cathode active materials for lithium-ion batteries include various nickel compositions ranging from the traditional NCM 111 mixture to nickel-rich content products such as NCM 721 and NCM 811. They include a variety of coating and doping options for enhanced safety, prolonged lifecycle, high energy capacity and density, and improved chemical stability.

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Capacitors

Passive Plus (Huntington, NY) offers capacitors with high-Q, high RF current/voltage with low ESR/ESL, and ultra-stable performance characteristics. The capacitors can be used as bypass, coupling, tuning, impedance matching, or DC blocking components for HF/RF power amplifiers, transmitters, antenna tuning, and medical equipment applications. The 2225C/P feature a value range from 0.5 pF to 2700 pF; the 3838C/P feature value range from 0.5 to 5100 pF; the 6040C feature 1 pF to 6800 pF; the 7676C feature 1 pF to 20000 pF; and the 1313C feature 200 pF to .12μF.

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Battery Connectors

AVX Corp. (Fountain Inn, SC) introduced the 9155-250 Series board-to-board battery connectors with 3.6-mm-high halogen-free, high-temperature UL94 V-0 nylon insulators and 4.5-mm nominal working heights. They also feature two to five gold-plated beryllium copper contacts rated at 3A each on a 2.5-mm pitch, pure tin-over-nickel PCB tails, and large SMT mounting areas for positive mechanical attachment. They are end-to-end stackable and packaged on tape and reel for automated processing. The connectors are rated for 3A per contact, 125 VAC, 5,000-cycle durability in operating temperatures extending from -40 °C to +125°C.

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Power Supplies

Traco Power (San Jose, CA) launched the TPP 450BA-M open-frame and TPP 450B-M enclosed with fan model 3×5 power supplies with Protection Class II. Features include a double, reinforced 4000 VAC I/O isolation system; low leakage current (<100μA) for a 2 × MOPP rating, and BF compliance. Efficiency up to 94% supports a convection-cooled operation up to 320 W at +50 °C and 450W operation at +65 °C with 20-cfm airflow. Additional features include 5 VDC standby, 12 VDC variable speed fan output, and remote On/Off and Power Good signal.

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