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Rob Brown

Rob Brown
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Property Management starts with safety

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Apr-2019 15:51:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Safety and security industry insight

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Approximately 60% of convicted burglars stated the presence of a security system influenced their decision to target another home, according to a report by the University of North Carolina.  Therefore, owners of residential or commercial property portfolios should invest in protecting them against theft.  Here we look at the traditional and modern home security systems that are available to landlords and property managers – and examine their portable power requirements.

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Staying under the 100Wh battery limit

[fa icon="calendar'] 26-Mar-2019 10:37:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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How higher capacity cells allow batteries to be

smaller and lighter

The energy rating of rechargeable Lithium batteries has a major impact on the way they can be shipped by air, sea, road or rail.  Batteries with an energy rating greater than 100 Watt-hours are subject to more stringent labelling, packaging and paperwork requirements, along with additional training and certification imposed on those personnel offering them for transport.

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Advantages of the U1 over lead acid batteries

[fa icon="calendar'] 22-Mar-2019 11:08:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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Is your Miltech battery NATO ready?

[fa icon="calendar'] 15-Mar-2019 15:18:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Military industry insight

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2019 is set to be a demanding year for US defense contractors, as U.S. President Donald Trump pledges to help several NATO countries to procure U.S.-made military products.  Not only is the challenge to deliver high quality military equipment that is suitable for use in another country, but to provide technical support for each component for the lifetime of the device, down to the battery.  Ultralife Corporation manufactures a range of leading military batteries and has the technical expertise to solve any potential problems before they occur.

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Batteries to make computer or medical carts smaller

[fa icon="calendar'] 26-Feb-2019 10:13:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Robotics

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Computer and medical carts are increasingly used to reduce the need for paperwork in hospitals, warehouses, schools and more.  This has resulted in many different types of cart.  In hospitals and clinics alone, there are Emergency Carts, Anaesthesia Carts, Procedure Carts, Mobile Computing Carts, Medication Carts and more.

However, the main issue restricting their use is lack of space inside a facility or fixed equipment causing an obstruction (a survey conducted by Ergotron and HIMSS Analytics revealed).

Stemming from this, developments in battery technology are paving the way for smaller computer and medical carts.

 

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Robots in 2019 and their battery needs

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Feb-2019 15:27:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Robotics

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2018 was another year of advancements in the field of robotics, including in the sectors for which Ultralife Corporation manufacture batteries (such as drones, bomb disposal, surgical and logistics).  Focusing on those four sectors, we look back at the main robotics developments over the past year and predict the drones and robots we are likely to see emerge in 2019, before discussing whether new batteries will be needed to power them.

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Are your batteries suitable for 2019?

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-Jan-2019 09:29:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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Although it’s only January, OEMs are already creating new products to tempt buyers next Christmas.  One dilemma that often occurs is choosing a suitable power source for a product which has never existed.  On such untrodden ground, there are many avenues to consider, which is where speaking to an experienced battery designer and manufacturer like Accutronics can be invaluable.

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Do you recommend the best smoke alarm battery?

[fa icon="calendar'] 10-Jan-2019 15:49:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Safety and security industry insight

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In our previous blog, we discussed how ‘dead batteries caused 24% of all smoke alarm failures in 2015’, which means that Fire Protection Groups and Fire Departments must be cautious when recommending the best batteries.  Many factors must be considered, from high performance to longevity.

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Getting battery approval in India

[fa icon="calendar'] 21-Dec-2018 10:57:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Manufacturing industry insight

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India is projected to be the world's most populous country by 2024, making it an attractive target market for product manufacturers in the rest of the world.  However, foreign manufacturers who intend to export to India are required to obtain Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) registration for both the device and its batteries (separately).  Accutronics are well-placed to obtain BIS registration for batteries, however it's a time-consuming process with multiple challenges.

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Batteries for Hotel & Lodging Smoke Alarms

[fa icon="calendar'] 13-Dec-2018 13:49:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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In the United States, the Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990 states that it is a legal requirement for hotels and motels to have ‘hard-wired, single-station smoke detectors in each guestroom in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard 72’.

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