In early 2016, UK-based professional battery manufacturer Accutronics was acquired for £7.5m by global battery and communications systems specialist Ultralife Corporation. Here, Michele Windsor, global marketing manager of Accutronics, discusses how the acquisition has benefited the company and its customers across Europe.
The Entellion CC1150 mini credit card battery, launched at the end of 2015, is the perfect solution when a small, compact but highly functional battery solution is required. The CC1150 a 3.7V, 1.15h (4.2Wh) Lithium-ion 2.0A battery measuring just 54mm square and 9.5mm high, occupying half the footprint of a standard credit card.
Accutronics will be sharing insight into smart batteries for healthcare applications at this year’s Med-Tech Innovation Expo, at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, from April 26–27, 2017. The company will be exhibiting its Entellion range of pre-engineered smart medical batteries, as well as a selection of batteries for medical carts and wearable devices from its parent company Ultralife, from stand 29A in Ericsson hall-one for both days of the event.
Ultralife Corporation has strengthened its Thin Cell range of primary (non-rechargeable) lithium manganese dioxide (Li-MnO2) pouch-cell batteries. The higher energy density and slim form factor of Ultralife’s Thin Cell technology makes it ideal for use in the next generation of internet-connected and wearable devices in sectors including medical, banking, highways, logistics, warehousing and security.
Ultralife is set to enrich the U1 lead acid battery market with the launch of its new 492Wh Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) smart battery. The URB12400-U1-SMB battery, which features accurate fuel gauging and integrated safety circuitry, is designed to replace and improve on traditional sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries in applications such as medical carts, wheelchairs, scooters, robotics & delivery bots or uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems.
The medical market is a challenging environment, and understandably so, with people's lives on the line it is essential that medical practitioners can rely on their equipment to perform under pressure.
The Inspired Energy battery, NJ1020HP, was designed many years ago when Nickel Metal Hydride batteries (NiMH) were the norm and Lithium ion technology was just getting off the ground. Yet the NJ1020HP, used in Phillips M3 and M4 (M3046A) patient monitors, continues to provide outstanding performance for devices and remains extremely popular worldwide.
Here we provide a brief overview of Smart Batteries, Smart Chargers, and the System Management Bus, and their advantages as power solutions for portable products…