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Inspired Energy introduces 18V Standard Smart Battery with 21700 cells

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-Jan-2020 14:34:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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Most Inspired Energy batteries contain ‘18650’ size cells, however demand for increased battery run time means that ‘21700’ cells are gaining in popularity.  As a leading manufacturer of standard smart battery packs, Inspired Energy have incorporated 21700 cells into a new range of batteries for the new decade; which includes the company’s first 18V battery.

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Interview with Leon Adams of Southwest Electronic Energy

[fa icon="calendar'] 27-Nov-2019 14:12:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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In 2019, Southwest Electronic Energy (SWE) was acquired by Ultralife Corporation.  We sat down with SWE’s VP of Sales Leon Adams to learn more about the company and its products and to see how the acquisition has benefited the company so far.

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Is your smart home device under the Christmas tree?

[fa icon="calendar'] 29-Oct-2019 15:18:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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According to Amazon, a record number of smart home devices were sold during the 2018 holiday season, a trend that looks set to continue this year.  However, sales are dominated by household names, such as Amazon and Google, making it difficult for competitors to secure a coveted place under the Christmas tree.  Here, we look at a home automation and smart home security device from other manufacturers that have come to market this year and discuss the ways that batteries are developing to meet the emerging power needs.

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CMX series are ‘go to’ Medtech batteries

[fa icon="calendar'] 22-Oct-2019 14:12:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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Pairing Ultralife batteries with renewable energy

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Sep-2019 15:07:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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In 2019, Ultralife has taken steps towards enhancing its battery portfolio for the renewable energy sector – with the addition of the URB0023 stackable battery and by approving SuperWind Turbines for use with it and other Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries.

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Powered exoskeletons – past, present and future

[fa icon="calendar'] 02-Sep-2019 14:02:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Robotics

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For 129 years, engineers have sought to assist those who struggle with walking through the use of wearable mobile machines called exoskeletons.  Many and varied power sources have been trialled for these machines over time, from compressed gas bags to steam power.  So, what led to batteries being selected as the modern-day power source of choice and will they still be relied upon in the future?

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Dissecting the U1 Smart Battery

[fa icon="calendar'] 31-Jul-2019 14:34:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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Ultralife’s smart U1 battery utilizes long-lasting Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) chemistry, with more than 2,000 cycles possible, making it an ideal replacement for sealed lead acid (SLA batteries) in computer or medical carts and robotics.

In fact, we are so confident in the U1’s longevity that we are now offering a 3-year or 2,000 cycle warranty for the battery.


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A History of High Capacity Inspired Energy Batteries

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-Jul-2019 10:12:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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Accutronics have worked with US battery manufacturer Inspired Energy since 2002 and one of the earliest products to be distributed by us were the 'N' series standard smart batteries.  These products have proven so popular that many are still manufactured today; although the range has grown as cell technology has improved.  Here, we take a look at the 'N' series through the years and introduce new products for 2019.

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Stackable battery for robotics, miltech and more

[fa icon="calendar'] 20-Jun-2019 16:21:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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Ultralife Corporation has expanded its range of robotics and military batteries with the introduction of a new LiFePO4 power storage device – the URB0023.  Its high capacity and low self-discharge rate make it ideal for robots that are required to operate for lengthy periods without access to mains electricity (such as AGVs), or stationary power applications paired with diesel, wind, or solar generators; whilst its rugged modular design is well-suited for transportation on the battlefield.

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Why choose a bespoke battery charger?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Jun-2019 15:02:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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With so many readily available smart battery chargers in the marketplace, why should OEMs invest in a custom-made solution?  There are many potential reasons from the design to safety and performance.
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