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New Products • Batteries Innergie Introduces the Compact and Lightweight PocketCell Duo 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 and risk. 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 16 Battery Power • March/April 2013 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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Battery Power - March/April 2013
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Simplify Peripheral Connectivity and Extend Battery Life in Mobile Applications
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Battery Power - March/April 2013