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Anton Beck

Anton Beck
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.

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

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on May 20, 2024 at 8:56 AM

In the realm of custom battery design, two critical parameters stand out: sizing and the C rating. These aspects are fundamental to the performance, longevity, and safety of battery packs, especially in applications demanding specific power requirements and space constraints.

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Custom Battery Packs: Testing and Quality Assurance Measures

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on May 7, 2024 at 8:43 AM

Quality and performance are key considerations during custom battery pack manufacturing. If these factors are overlooked, potential battery issues and low-performing packs may enter the market. They could cause malfunctions and damage to devices, or not offer enough power for devices to perform.

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Key Considerations When Specifying a Custom Battery Pack

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on May 1, 2024 at 9:19 AM

Applications may require custom battery packs when off-the-shelf packs cannot meet their requirements. The battery packs may need to use specific materials or have certain power, charge, or safety feature requirements.

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Best Methods to Maximizing Your Rechargeable Batteries Lifespan

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on April 25, 2024 at 9:33 AM

Whether using lithium-ion, nickel-based, or lead acid rechargeable batteries, you want them to last for as long as possible with your devices. Constantly buying new rechargeable batteries is not cost-effective to your budget and may lead to using your devices less.

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Rechargeable Batteries: Are Different Types Interchangeable?

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on April 11, 2024 at 9:09 AM

When powering electronics, toys, and other devices, they may rely on rechargeable batteries to operate. Rechargeable batteries can be used repeatedly to power devices due to their ability to connect to a portable charger or be charged within the connected device. Depending on the battery chemistry, a rechargeable battery may be recharged for 500 cycles to 1,000 cycles before reaching its end of life.

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Lithium Battery Pack Shipping Restrictions: What You Need to Know

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on April 3, 2024 at 9:14 AM

Lithium batteries are used in the majority of the high-powered devices used today. From vehicles to cell phones, these batteries come in a range of sizes, watt-hours, chemistry, and volume.

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The Role of the Battery Management System

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on October 11, 2023 at 8:47 AM

Battery packs contain a multitude of cells that provide the power to the electrical load of a device. Battery chemistries such as lithium-ion can become unstable due to a number of factors. This instability can cause thermal runaway which could lead to an explosion or fire.

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Why are Lithium Batteries so Expensive to Manufacture?

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on August 9, 2023 at 9:07 AM

When deciding on which battery packs to purchase for applications, one of the factors that customers look at is the manufacturing cost. On average, prices for lithium batteries ranged from about $132 per kWh in 2021 as electric vehicle battery packs in 2022 averaged at $153 per kWh. While these prices are lower than back in 2008 ($1,355 kWh), lithium batteries have continually been the most expensive of battery chemistries.

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Custom Battery Pack Designs for Hazardous Environments

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on June 21, 2023 at 9:23 AM

Hazardous environments consist of work areas that may experience elevated levels of corrosion, extreme temperature variations, high pressure, flammable substances, or explosive conditions. Devices operating on battery power need special design requirements to prevent the battery pack from becoming damaged due to these hazardous materials.

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New Trends in Custom Battery Pack Designs

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on June 8, 2023 at 8:44 AM

New technologies, raw materials, and battery manufacturing have paved the way for new trends in custom battery pack designs. Many of these trends focus on making improvements to the battery's capacity and safety, while others redefine the testing standards implemented to ensure battery packs and chargers function optimally for consumers.

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