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Components Omron to Launch Battery Connector with Reduced Onboard Footprint Omron Corp. has launched its XD2B battery connector. With a pitch of 2 mm and a depth of 2.6 mm, this connecter is one of the smallest currently available in the industry. The compact XD2B battery connector is compatible with batteries for smartphones and other mobile devices. As mobile devices such as smartphones incorporate increasingly higher functionality and slimmer designs, it is necessary to reduce the size of components embedded in these devices without compromising reliability. Connector contacts are usually formed by a pressing process, but currently available pressing technology has several drawbacks. For instance, with the conventional technology it is difficult to make the width of formed products smaller than the thickness of the original sheet to be pressed, and there are limitations to how far the bending radius of metal can be reduced. These drawbacks make it difficult to satisfy customer demand for greater minia- turization and higher contact reliability. Omron has circumvented these problems by developing an electroforming technology based on further advancement of its microfabrication and materials technologies. This advancement has led to the development of a battery connector with a 2 mm pitch and a 2.6 mm depth, using subminiature contacts that are impossible to form with conventional press technology. Cabot Broadens Range of Performance Additives for Advanced Lead-Acid Batteries Cabot Corp. has announced three new grades of PBX carbon performance additives that are designed to improve lifetime and performance for advanced lead-acid batteries used in applications such as telecom, electric forklift, e-bike and small microhybrid vehicles. Cabot’s PBX performance additives are designed to enable lead-acid batteries to last longer under repeated cycling and to accept recharging energy faster at lower cost than the current solution of oversizing the battery. PBX additives prolong battery life by reducing the effects of sulfation on the negative plate, the primary cause of short lifetimes in lead-acid batteries used in demanding applications. Cabot now offers a full range of PBX additives that provides manufacturers with a variety of additives with unique properties to address the needs of different applications. These additives are suitable for long lifetime valve-regulated and flooded design March/April 2013 • Battery Power 17

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