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Anton Beck - Battery Product Manager

Anton Beck - Battery Product Manager
Anton came to Epec with over 25 years of electronics manufacturing experience. His background includes all manufacturing processes from design to fabrication. Anton is consistently focused on developing our Battery Design and Manufacturing infrastructure, to continually improve our value added supply chain organization. Anton's responsibilities include overseeing our design team, product/prototype development, tooling and test processes, regulatory/approval management and sub-component supply chain to ensure Epec's world class standards to our customers are maintained. Anton oversees hundreds of custom battery pack design projects which include everything from primary and secondary chemistries to include, alkaline, NiMH, NiCd, primary lithium, and the latest lithium-ion or lithium-polymer batteries. He has extensive experience with medical devices, UL/CE, UN DOT, and military power electronics applications.

Recent Posts


Custom Battery Pack Potting Process

Written by Anton Beck - Battery Product Manager
Posted on December 14, 2017 at 3:27 PM

This blog post provides a quick overview of what is involved in the battery pack potting process. Battery potting can greatly aid in stability and help to optimize the performance of your end product. Potting materials are used to provide mechanical reinforcement to housed-assemblies and to protect components against exposure to harmful chemicals, moisture, mechanical shock and vibrations, and other hazards.

Some additional benefits of using battery potting include low cost shells, hermetic like seal, and good electrical insulation.

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Proper Charging Of Lithium Ion Batteries For Shipping

Written by Anton Beck - Battery Product Manager
Posted on December 1, 2017 at 3:15 PM

This topic is mainly directed at shipping lithium ion batteries due to shipping regulations, but could also apply to Ni-MH where appropriate.

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Why Proper Cell Balancing is Necessary In Battery Packs

Written by Anton Beck - Battery Product Manager
Posted on November 3, 2017 at 8:52 AM

When a lithium battery pack is designed using multiple cells in series, it is very important to design the electronic features to continually balance the cell voltages. This is not only for the performance of the battery pack, but also for optimal life cycles.

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Understanding the Limits of Battery Packs

Written by Anton Beck - Battery Product Manager
Posted on November 1, 2017 at 11:34 AM

When designing and manufacturing battery packs, it is important to recognize that there will be limitations when dealing with specific cost and performance parameters. You may encounter circumstances where you will have to increase the cost of your battery pack or decrease aspects of the overall performance. We'll help detail some of those limitations and how to find solutions that help move your project forward.

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Questions Regarding Regulation Changes for Lithium Batteries

Written by Anton Beck - Battery Product Manager
Posted on July 11, 2016 at 11:36 AM

We're very proud to report that our recent product webinar, Lithium Battery Regulations and How They Affect OEMs, had the most viewer responses ever for a webinar hosted here at Epec! Over 300 registered for the event, confirming that these latest changes to shipping lithium battery are of real concern amongst some of the industry’s leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

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Battery Management & Logistics Monitoring

Written by Anton Beck - Battery Product Manager
Posted on February 12, 2016 at 3:25 PM
Companies beginning to work with brokers or directly with Asian manufacturers for battery requirements to obtain the best economic cost should be aware of several areas of the process prior to proceeding. Asking some basic questions to understand how your batteries will be tested and managed will help provide the foundation to move forward.
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Battery Charging and Discharging at High and Low Temperatures

Written by Anton Beck - Battery Product Manager
Posted on November 3, 2015 at 11:30 AM

During our webinar "How Many Cycles Can I Expect from My Battery?" due to time constraints we were unable to get to all of the great questions submitted by our attendees during the Q&A session. One particularly important question stood out that we wanted to share and provide a detailed answer for on our blog.

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Custom Battery Pack Lead Times

Written by Anton Beck - Battery Product Manager
Posted on August 12, 2015 at 11:52 AM

At Epec, we are in a unique position of having the capabilities to produce domestically at our Colorado tech center, our Massachusetts assembly facility, or your partner factories in Asia. This allows us both flexibility and control on prototype development, regulatory builds, pilot ruins, and production quantities.

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Ensuring a Proper Battery and Charger Match

Written by Anton Beck - Battery Product Manager
Posted on May 1, 2015 at 10:48 AM

In today's battery and charger market, most companies typically provide either battery pack assemblies or battery chargers, as opposed to providing both. In the past, buying a battery from one source and a charger from another worked just fine when using the older NiCd batteries with overnight chargers. However, due to new battery chemistries and the increasing need for faster charge times, careful matching of the charger to the battery has become essential. Without proper battery and charger matching, aspects such as safety, cycle life, and run-time may be greatly affected.

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How To Select Your Battery Pack Cell Type

Written by Anton Beck - Battery Product Manager
Posted on October 15, 2014 at 2:03 PM

There are several factors to consider when selecting the type of battery cell to use in your battery pack design. Looking at the battery requirements and the dimensional space available are important. Another factor that comes up is pricing. The top tier manufacturer brands can be expensive, but there are also comparable solutions in Asia that will reduce the cost.

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