February 15th is Susan B. Anthony Day when Americans come together to pay tribute to the suffragette and promote gender equality, so what better day to celebrate the contribution that women have made to the battery and charger industries?
Are you seeking a medical battery solution to be incorporated in a ventilator, anaesthesia workstation, dialysis machine or other medtech equipment? Take a look at our six factors to help you make the right choice:
There are unexpected parallels between diamonds and batteries. Diamond is formed under extremely high pressure and is the world's most valuable gemstone. Likewise, battery technology is developing under increased pressure from end users and manufacturers, while remaining one of the most valuable components in electronic devices. Here, Michele Windsor, global marketing manager of professional battery manufacturer Accutronics, explores how this pressure is shaping the future of battery design.
When OEMs are undertaking new product development, asking the right questions and having a competitive advantage can mean the difference between success or failure. For instance, can improvements be made to ensure the products operate more effectively in their intended environments (particularly in industries such as medical and military)? Plus, with over 20 new laws and legislations being passed in the UK every year, there is the challenge to stay compliant in the process.
If you have been putting up with batteries that need replacing, what better time to upgrade than the new year? Upgrading means you could benefit from smaller, lighter products that comply with changes to legislation or military performance specifications. Ultralife utilises the latest in battery chemistries including Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) and Lithium Ion (Li-ion) to deliver state-of-the-art solutions perfect for your needs.
Developments such as portable devices have restructured how many healthcare professionals operate and, crucially, driven a necessity for device manufacturers to deeply consider the lifespan and effectiveness of their products.
Robot technologies are emerging that allow these amazing devices to impact our lives in ways we never thought possible. When you examine the market as a whole, you see that robots require a multitude of different battery solutions depending on their required task.
Since April 2016, Lithium ion batteries which are offered for transport by air and which are packed by themselves (i.e. not contained in or packed with equipment) are required to be shipped at a state of charge (SoC) not exceeding 30% of their rated design capacity. Failure to comply with these regulations can lead to a fine or imprisonment.
Applications are changing so why aren't batteries?
Human beings are nothing if not creatures of habit. This is especially the case when it comes to buying consumables like batteries. We know batteries are important but we continue to buy cheap, subpar batteries that run out too quickly and simply cannot handle the heat. Here we explain the demands that three essential applications place on the humble 9V battery.
The worldwide battery market is expected to reach a value of $100 billion by 2025. To help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) better understand this fast-growing market, professional battery manufacturer Accutronics has released a whitepaper explaining the features of the worldwide, UK, French and German battery market. The guide can be downloaded here.