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Components * New Products Lithium Ion Supercapacitor Energy ActionSystem for Applications Requiring High Power and High Energy Storage Electro Standards Laboratories (ESL) has released the first of its Energy ActionSystem Lithium Ion Capacitor Development Shelves, the Model 33009×12. The Lithium Ion Capacitor (LiC) Development Shelf provides a series connection of up to 9 LiC modules (108 LiC cells) along with associated protection, monitoring and cell balancing circuitry that can be incorporated into a larger system design or used by itself in applications requiring high power, high energy LiC energy storage. LiC systems are well suited for applications that require bidirectional high power pulses, low leakage, high cycle life and increased energy density. The series connected LiC modules can be operated between 238 VDC and 410 VDC. The capacitor module controller provides LiC cell balancing and fault monitoring that is accessible via a CAN bus interface. Overcurrent protection is provided by a series connected fuse. Remote connection of the LiC bank and soft start is accomplished via on-board switches that are controlled through the Fault Monitoring Board. The Fault Monitoring Board has a fiber serial interface to allow for remote control of the switches and remote monitoring of under/over voltage and module over temperature faults. The development shelf is intended to ease the incorporation of LiC modules into a system application. The shelf is designed for easy mounting in a commercially available equipment rack. Custom configurations are available upon request. Air Cooling Options for Industrial Lithium Battery Corvus Energy has announced the CUBE air-cooled rack system for their AT6500 lithium ion battery modules. The standard AT6500 module is the world's first lithium battery to be specifically engineered for use in hybrid drive systems of commercial vessels. The battery helped define the hybrid industry in industrial and marine markets and has been deployed in more than 90 percent of large commercial marine systems world-wide. Heat buildup in these modules is exchanged with ambient air passively through a heat-sink. The CUBE air-cooled rack system provides a built-in duct and plenum system that facilitates circulation of cooled air around the modules. The system is highly configurable; the ducting can be tuned to keep all modules in an array at the same temperature, regardless of where in the array they are located. Not only does the CUBE system prevent temperature gradients across large battery arrays, but it also provides a meaningful improvement in power-handling capability. Panasonic Launches Thin Battery Connector Corresponding to 6 Ampere High Current Capacity Panasonic Corp. has developed a battery connector to FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit) board corresponding to high current capacity and boasting a thin thickness. It is useful in the connection of the battery to the electric circuit in smartphones, tablets and other wearable devices using embedded batteries. Smartphones and other mobile or wearable devices involve lots of functions; some of these functions need a high electrical current like camera flashes and brighter displays, and this trend is expected to continue. On the other hand, these devices become thinner and lighter year by year, so the batteries must be smaller and lighter. Therefore, the connector between batteries and the electronic circuit must be small and able to correspond to larger electric currents. Panasonic has created a commercial product with this connector, which features a profile of 0.6 mm and a high electric current capacity of 6 A. By realizing a high retention force for powerful connection reliability this product is well suited as a connection point transmitting high currents, such as the battery connections of mobile devices, smartphones, tablets and other wearable devices. Spring 2015 * Battery Power 29

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Battery Power - Spring 2015

Battery Power - Spring 2015
Batteries: An Integrated Solution
Preventing Counterfeiting: Challenges and Selection Criteria for An Ideal Authentication Solution
Extending Battery Life
Batter Management with an Intelligent Battery Sensor is Vital to The Success of Future Automotive Designs
ICs & Semiconductors
Testing & Monitoring
Conference Preview: Critical Power 2015
Research & Development
Industry News
Application Profile
Calendar of Events

Battery Power - Spring 2015