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New Products • Batteries
Innergie Introduces the Compact and Lightweight
Innergie has introduced the PocketCell Duo rechargeable battery bank. With 6,800 mAh battery capacity and dual ultra-fast 2.1
amp USB power ports, the PocketCell Duo can fast charge two
devices at the same time, delivering portable power when battery
power is exhausted or typical power sources are not accessible.
The PocketCell Duo is certified for use with iPads, iPhones and
iPods, and works with Android tablets and smartphones.
One of the smallest (3.75 inches by 1.75 inches by 1 inch) and
lightest (a 4.7 ounces) rechargeable battery bank in its class, the
PocketCell Duo features a compact design and includes a single
cable that connects to more than 10,000 different devices.
The PocketCell Duo incorporates a power / charging activation button with five LED power level indicators, and 6,800
mAh power capacity capable of fully charging a tablet once or
a smartphone four times on a single charge. PocketCell Duo is
also capable of extending power for a tablet up to seven hours or
a smartphone up to 30 hours.
Subsea Ready Battery Solutions Power Underwater
Vehicles and Offshore Oil and Gas Infrastructure
Two subsea ready, Li Ion battery products released by Southwest Electronic Energy Group (SWE), break new ground with
four-times longer deployments and eight-times more charge
cycles than lead acid batteries while delivering improved safety.
SWE SeaSafe products will power the entire range of modern
subsea vehicles from MUVs (manned underwater vehicles)
to ROVs (remote operated vehicles) to AUVs (autonomous
underwater vehicles) and offshore Oil and Gas infrastructure
electronics and actuators. SeaSafe battery products are available commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) for fast time to market
with configure-to-order flexibility that scales to customers’
individual voltage and amp-hour capacity needs in modular
increments. Popular configurations will be pre-certified for UN/
DOT Transportation and other industry standards as appropriate,
further speeding customer’s time to market while reducing cost
The first product is the SWE SeaSafe Smart Battery Module,
easy to use battery building blocks for customers to integrate in
their own pressure equalized enclosures. Modules are available
in either 29 V or 24 V sizes. Each module delivers a capacity of
28 Ah when charged to 90 percent state of charge.
Designed for best in class safety and high reliability, each
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Smart Module is autonomous (self-sufficient) with its own SWE
patented BMS (battery management system) containing advanced algorithms for automatic and continuous safety protection, charge control and balancing. This protection prevents
unsafe operation, protects the battery modules from damage and
prolongs module life. State of Charge percentage is configurable
at time of order to fit the mission life and load profile of the customer’s application. This enables battery lifetimes of more than
10,000 charge cycles and 10 years.
Charging SeaSafe Smart Modules is simplified because
special chargers are not needed. Users can charge with standard
power supplies such as a 1,500 W Lambda Genesis model.
Modules are pressure tolerant to 6,000 meter ocean depth and
can be charged and discharged subsea. Rapid charge is possible
in as little as two hours.
Building on the strength of the SeaSafe Smart Module is a
second product, the SWE SeaSafe Battery System. Designed
for customers needing a complete power solution in a subsea
ready pressure equalized case, the system holds up to four
Smart Modules. The SeaSafe Battery System case is built rugged with 316 stainless steel and pressure validated down to a
6,000 m sea depth.
Customers can configure-to-order SeaSafe Battery System
voltage and capacity up to 130 Vmax and 1,12 Ah in each case.
Seacon WET-CON connectors come standard; ODI and others
are optional. Battery System cases are stackable for even more
voltage and amp-hour capacity.
OXIS Energy Limited and GP Batteries Collaborate
On the Commercial Production of Polymer Lithium
Sulfur Battery System
OXIS Energy Limited and GP Batteries International
Limited have formed a joint manufacturing agreement to accelerate the commercialization of OXIS’ proprietary Lithium
Sulfur (Li-S) battery systems for use in different energy sectors of the world market.
OXIS will benefit from the GP Batteries’ worldwide presence in developing sales of its Lithium Sulfur polymer battery
systems into the defence, automotive and solar panel markets.
The manufacturing strength of GP Batteries will provide a solid
basis for the mass production of these Lithium Sulfur cells.
“Lithium Sulfur polymer batteries could well be the long
sought after technology which will correct many of the deficiencies and shortcomings of the present generation of Li-Ion
batteries, such as safety,” said GP Batteries chairman and chief
executive Andrew Ng. “There is no doubt that OXIS is in possession of breakthrough technology and will change the technology landscape. With the experience in transforming ideas to
reality, we look forward to playing a pivotal role in delivering
the next generation of Lithium batteries to the market.”
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GTS and RGIS Launch Battery Test & Replace Service for Mobile Devices
Leyden Energy Raises $10 Million for Commercialization of Silicon Anode Mobile Pouch Cells and Automotive Start-Stop Batteries
Circuit Protection Approach for High-Rate Discharge Li-Ion Battery Application
Battery Power 2013 Conference Preview
Simplify Peripheral Connectivity and Extend Battery Life in Mobile Applications
Managing Lithium-Chemistry Batteries: It’s Mostly
About Their Temperature
Lead Acid Batteries: A Proven Technology Marches
Charging & Testing
Power Supplies & Conversion
ICs & Semiconductors
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