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

Written by Epec Engineered Technologies
Posted on May 14, 2024 at 8:52 AM

At the conclusion of our webinar, Standard vs. Custom Battery Packs: Decoding the Power Play, we had several questions submitted to our presenter, Anton Beck, Battery Product Manager at Epec. We have compiled these questions into a readable format on our blog.

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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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Mastering IP Ratings: Guide to Waterproof and Dustproof Designs

Written by Chandler Jardin
Posted on April 16, 2024 at 9:33 AM

Ever wondered what magic formula keeps your phone safe from a poolside splash or your smartwatch ticking during a sweaty workout? The answer lies within the unassuming yet powerful IP rating. Don't let its technical-sounding name intimidate you – understanding IP ratings is like learning the language of your gadgets, empowering you to make informed choices and unleash their full potential.

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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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PCB Manufacturing: Deep Dive into Specialty Processes and Cost Adders

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on March 28, 2024 at 9:12 AM

Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are ubiquitous in today's technology-driven world, serving as the backbone for everything from smartphones to space shuttles. While they may seem straightforward, the truth is, no two PCBs are the same. With the advent of increasingly complex electronics, manufacturing PCBs has become an intricate task that involves a lot of specialized engineering.

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Flex Circuit Design: A Guide to Electrical and Mechanical Integration

Written by Zachary Walker
Posted on March 20, 2024 at 9:38 AM

Flex circuits, integral to modern electronics, present unique challenges in their design and application. This blog post delves into the complexities of integrating electrical requirements with mechanical constraints in flex circuit designs. We'll explore various applications, their design considerations, and industry standards, providing a comprehensive view for engineers and designers.

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Common Printed Circuit Board Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on March 14, 2024 at 8:27 AM

At the base of all printed circuit boards is the material. We have to start somewhere, so, let’s talk about the material. PCBs are built-to-print products, and although they are very similar, no matter the shape, size, or layer count, they are unique and have their attributes.

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