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Optimizing Battery Pack Designs: A Guide to C Rating and Sizing


PCB Components and Laminates: Navigating the Cycle of Obsolescence


Standard vs. Custom Battery Packs: Decoding the Power Play - Q&A


Custom Battery Packs: Testing and Quality Assurance Measures


Key Considerations When Specifying a Custom Battery Pack


Best Methods to Maximizing Your Rechargeable Batteries Lifespan


Mastering IP Ratings: Guide to Waterproof and Dustproof Designs


Rechargeable Batteries: Are Different Types Interchangeable?


Lithium Battery Pack Shipping Restrictions: What You Need to Know


PCB Manufacturing: Deep Dive into Specialty Processes and Cost Adders


Flex Circuit Design: A Guide to Electrical and Mechanical Integration


Common Printed Circuit Board Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


Exploring the Complexity of Pricing Printed Circuit Boards


RF Printed Circuit Board Design and Issues You Need to Consider


Navigating the Challenges of Custom Cable Assembly Prototyping


Low Layer Count PCBs – Why They Are Not All Created Equal - Q&A


Navigating Fracturing Challenges: Non-Plated Holes in PCB Engineering


The Basics of Printed Circuit Boards: A Comprehensive Guide


Flexible Heaters: Revolutionizing Refrigeration Efficiency


A Comparative Analysis of Rogers and Taconic PCB Laminate Materials


Choosing the Correct Battery Fuel Gauge for Your Project Needs


Special Features in PCB Design: What They Mean for Manufacturing Costs


PCB Wrap Plating: Critical Process In Circuit Board Manufacturing


Flex & Rigid-Flex PCBs: Mastering Controlled Impedance and Signals


Polyimide Flexible Heaters: Durable High-Temperature Performance


IPC 6013 Specification for Flexible PCBs - Things to Know


Top 5 Reasons for Using Stiffeners on Flexible PCBs


Maximum Layers of a Flexible PCB Before it is No Longer Flexible


Flex and Rigid-Flex PCBs: Technical Issues In Data Sets - Q&A


Navigating The Chinese New Year In The Manufacturing Industry


Design Principles and Best Practices for Surface Modeling


Adhesives in Flexible Circuit Boards: Types and Their Uses


Multi-layer PCB Manufacturing: Managing Time and Cost


Pros and Cons of Using Flexible PCBs In Your Application


The Role of the Battery Management System


How To Overcome Challenges of a Rigid-Flex PCB Design


Best Software Tools for Making Custom Cable Assembly Drawings


The Influence of Flexible Heaters on the Aerospace Industry


What To Specify in a BOM Needed for Cable Assembly Manufacturing


Tips for Designing Flexible Heaters for Cost-Effective Manufacturing


Design Considerations for Efficient and Precise 3D Printing


Clocking Orientation in Custom Cable Assemblies for High Performance


Designing HDI PCBs: The Requirements, Advantages and Complexities


Adding Keypads and Cables to Your Injection-Molded Enclosure - Q&A


Benefits of Ordering Kitted Wire Harnesses and Cable Assemblies


Why are Lithium Batteries so Expensive to Manufacture?


Exploring 5 Types of Cable Assemblies You Might Require


How To Avoid Cable Assembly Connector Obsolescence


Tips For Developing Custom Overmolded Cable D-Sub Connectors


Design Guidelines for Injection-Molding Parts


The Future of Wire Harnesses and Cables Assemblies in Medical Devices


PCB Cost Adders When Going from Class II to Class III or Mil-Aero


Custom Battery Pack Designs for Hazardous Environments


Dealing with End-of-Life Components in Legacy Designs


New Trends in Custom Battery Pack Designs


Lithium Battery Packs: Choosing the Protection Board Best for You


Why Flexible Circuit Boards Need Stiffeners


Challenges Designing and Manufacturing Lithium-Ion Battery Packs Q&A


External Battery Storage: The Chemistry and the State of Charge


Battery Charging and Discharging at High and Low Temperatures


How To Maximize Lithium-Ion Battery Life


Etch Compensation: What it Means for Your PCB Data


Overview of Via Holes in Flexible Circuit Board Designs


Pros and Cons of Lithium Prismatic Cells vs Cylindrical Cells


What is UN38.3 Testing and Why is it Necessary?


Plated vs Non-Plated PCB Through Holes in PCB Designs


The Importance of Flexible Heaters in the Medical Industry


Applications That Use High-Frequency Printed Circuit Boards


Options for Sourcing Apple’s Lightning Cable After They Are Gone


PCB Manufacturing Facilities - Certifications and Compliance Q&A


Best PCB Laminate Material To Use For Your Application


Determining Root Cause Analysis for Defective Electronics Projects


Why Tooling Is Important for PCB Manufacturing


Cybersecurity: Our Commitment To Customer Data


PCB Prototyping and Troubleshooting with Your Manufacturer


Guidelines For Designing a Printed Circuit Board


What Type of HMI Is The Best Choice For Your Application


Battery Cell Chemistries and Alternatives Due To Supply Chain Issues


Best Ways to Keep Costs Lower When Developing High-Tech PCB


The Future of Rigid-Flex PCBs in Electronics Manufacturing


Understanding Common Component Designs for Mil-Aero Devices


Flexible Printed Circuit Board Design Guidelines for Dual Access


Silicone Rubber Keypad Color Application Design for Manufacturing


Flexible Circuit Board Designs with Pressure Sensitive Adhesives


Electrical vs Mechanical Requirements in Flexible PCB Designs - Q&A


2022 Peak Season Shipping: Difficulties and Changing Landscape in 2023


Flexible Heaters: What to Know When Developing Your Design


Differences Between FR4 and Polyimide Materials In Flex Circuits


SolidWorks Configurations for Parts and Assembly Modeling


Why HASL Surface Finish for Flexible Circuit Boards Is Not Recommended


Flexible Circuit Boards with Lap Joints: Design Considerations


How to Make Batteries Charge Faster While Considering Safety


How to Avoid Fracturing Traces in a Flexible PCB Design


Design Options for Low-Cost UL Approved Cable Assemblies - Q&A


COTS Enclosures and Reducing Costs in Custom Box Build Designs


High-Speed PCB Design Considerations for Fabrication


Overmolded Cables Using Pins, Receptacles, and Spring-Loaded Contacts


Why Heat Dissipation is Important in Flexible Circuit Board Design


Medical Device Designs: Components, Elements, and Design Priorities


Choosing The Right PCB Laminate Material For Your Circuit Board


Membrane Switch Circuit Design Best Practices


Fast and Inexpensive Custom USB Cable Assemblies


Flexible Wire Jackets and Overmold Options for Custom Cable Assemblies


How CAD Helps Design Engineers Make Layout Decisions


Low-Cost Automotive Wiring Solutions Using SXL, GXL, and TXL Wire


Battery Storage Tips: Battery Chemistries and the Storage Requirements


SAE J1772: The Standard Connector for EV to Battery Charging Stations


How To Prevent Plating Voids And Solder Voids During PCB Manufacturing


Effective Ways To Reduce Your CNC Machining Costs - Q&A


Custom Cable Assembly Testing: Is Continuity Testing Enough


PTFE vs FR4 PCB Laminate Materials - Cost and Performance Options


Battery Cell Thermal Runaway: What Does it Mean and How to Avoid It


Via-in-Pad Plugging or Plated Process and the Effect on PCB Hole Sizes


Custom Cable Assemblies and the Best Design Considerations


Why High-Tech Multi-Layer PCB Features Add Cost and Process Time - Q&A


Top 7 PCB Data Discrepancies and Issues for DFM and How to Avoid Them


Flex PCB Design Options: PCB Pattern Plating vs. Pad Plating


PCB Breakaway Tabs: Reduce Remnant Materials and Improve Strength


Misinterpreting IPC-6012 Standards for Rigid Printed Circuit Boards


Printed Circuit Board Gerber Data and the Importance of Netlists


Dual Sourcing CNC Machining: What’s Needed to Ensure Quickest Delivery


How To Incorporate Magnets into Your Custom Overmolded Cable Design


Scoring Printed Circuit Board: When You Can and Cannot Score a PCB


Custom Battery Packs: Developing and Production Test Fixtures


Polyimide Flex Heaters vs Silicon Rubber Flex Heater Limitations


Common Applications and Benefits for Battery Pack Potting


Flexible Epoxy Strain Reliefs in Rigid-Flex PCB Designs


Lithium Battery Shipping: Requirements to Manage Your Product


Component Shortages That Impact Battery Packs Designs - Q&A


Cable Jackets - Adding Certification Marks and Custom Text


Understanding Voltage Requirements of a Custom Battery Pack


HMI Applications and Salt Fog Testing Requirements


Production Level Battery Testing: What is Included and What to Expect


Differences Between Solid Modeling and Surface Modeling


Identifying and Reducing Custom Battery Pack Development Costs


PCB Manufacturing - Processing Without the Problem of Voids


Lithium-Ion vs Lithium Iron Phosphate: What Markets They Support


Custom Cable Assembly Extrusion 101 - Single to Multi-Conductor Cables


SolidWorks Design: How to Approach Editing Other People’s Work


High-Temperature Adhesives for Military and Aerospace Keypads


PCB Vias: Understanding the Design of Microvias


Gasket Optimizing for Overmolded Custom Cable Assemblies


How to Properly Select LEDs for Your Keypad - Q&A


How Hot Can a Flexible Polyimide Heater Get?


Using a High Flexibility Silicone Wire and PTFE Wire Design


2021 Shipping Challenges During the Peak Season


Flexible Heater Design: Watt Density, Input Power, and Heater Size


User Interface Design with Biocompatible Silicone Elastomer


Flex Circuit Board Design Considerations for Dome Switch Applications


Flexible Heaters: Thickness and Spacing Elements Effect on Performance


Resistive Touchscreens: Low-Cost Solution vs. Capacitive Screen


Battery Chemistry Comparison, Capacity, Efficiency and BMS Requirement


Flexible Heaters: The Pros and Cons of Temperature Sensors


Incorporating PCBs and LEDs into an Outdoor Overmolded Cable Design


Converting a PCB and Wire Harness to Integrated Rigid-Flex PCB Design


Human-Machine Interface Design Options to Meet MIL-STD Requirements


Flex and Rigid-Flex PCBs: A Design and Layout Point of View


EMI Shielding Methods for Flex & Rigid-Flex PCB Designs - Q&A


What Does It Mean to Constrain a SolidWorks Sketch?


Flexible Circuit Boards Connector Options, Which One Is Best For You?


PCB Data Sets: What You Need to Know


Supply Chain Challenges on the Electronics and Manufacturing Industry


Rigid-Flex PCB Design Limitations for Laser Drilled Holes and Slots


Guidelines for Designing Low-Cost Multiconductor Cable Assemblies


Designing Flexible Circuits for High-Temperature Applications


Membrane Switch Material for Sterilization and Autoclave Application


How Flexible PCB Material Selection Affects Lead Times


Understanding Battery Power Requirements Before Development Starts


Benefits of Using Air Gap Rigid-Flex PCB Constructions


PCB Mechanical Drilling vs. Laser - Aspect Ratios and Drill Sizing


Prototypes to Production: Can Your Cable Assembly Supplier Keep Pace?


Common PCB Quality Issues and What to Inspect For


Why DOT/UN 38.3 is Required for Lithium Batteries


Circuit Board Material Tolerances that Affect Manufacturing


Best Mechanisms to Control Flexible Heater Temperatures


PCB Design & Layout: Checklist of What You Need Before You Start - Q&A


Understanding How Solder and Coatings Impact PCB Shelf Life


Flexible PCB Line and Space Limitations to Be Aware Of


Circuit Board Solder Mask - What to Use and What Not to Use


Defining a STEP Model and Its Importance


IPC Class III vs. MIL Spec for Printed Circuit Boards


When to Use a Floating Shield on Your Mil-Aero Cable Assembly


Best Practices for Ordering Your High-Tech PCBs Online


What to Expect for Battery Development Timelines


Understanding Revision Control in Product Development


Designing Accurate Fuel Gauges for Custom Battery Packs


Rigid-Flex PCB Stack-ups for Impedance Controlled Designs


Battery Packs for Medical Devices Requirements and Certification - Q&A


Advantages and Disadvantages of Embedded Battery Chargers


Ohm's Law: What It Means for Flexible Heaters and Their Operations


Integrating GPIO Options in Your Custom Battery Pack


High Flexibility Wires for Minimum Bend Radius Requirements


Custom BMS vs. Off-the-Shelf BMS: Features and Limitations


Incorporating Low-Cost NVIS Materials into Your Avionics Bezel


Best Practices When Charging Custom Battery Packs


How to Specify Dielectric Call-outs in Your PCB Design


Common Failures in Lithium Battery Packs


Temperature and Power Limits for Polyimide Flexible Heaters


10993 Biocompatibility for Cable Assemblies


5 Custom Cable Overmold Designs with No Tooling Expense

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