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Testing Battery Packs Before Assembly

Written by Mark Gaugenmaier - Battery Development Engineer
Posted on December 1, 2016 at 1:19 PM

When building a lithium-ion battery pack, there will always be some sort of protection circuitry necessary that will safely separate the cells from the external connections. The protection may be as simple as a pair of charge and discharge Field Effect Transistors (FETs) with voltage and current detectors, or as complicated as adding firmware controlled fuel gauging and secondary protection.

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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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Lithium Battery Air Shipping Regulation Changes

Written by Ed McMahon - CEO
Posted on March 23, 2016 at 12:35 PM

Over the past several years, shipping lithium batteries via air freight has been serious business and it requires significant investment from any company who manufacturer custom battery packs.  Not only do companies need to make sure that battery packs are shipped properly without delays, but also for the safety of the public.  As of April 1, 2016 international regulations applicable to air shipments of lithium batteries have changed yet again and will require that all companies that manufacture and ship batteries continue to invest to stay ahead of the requirements.

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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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Lithium Battery Storage

Written by Ed McMahon - CEO
Posted on February 5, 2015 at 3:20 PM

When you consider and evaluate the true stresses that lithium batteries encounter, most battery packs are designed to last three to five years if used and stored properly. Environmental conditions, not just charge cycling, are the key factors for longevity. The worst situation is keeping a fully charged battery at elevated temperatures. When not in use, batteries must be stored in a cool place.

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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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What is the Shelf Life of Rechargeable NiMH Batteries?

Written by Anton Beck - Battery Product Manager
Posted on April 1, 2014 at 3:22 PM

The shelf life of a rechargeable NiMH battery will vary depending on the storage temperature and the size of any attached load. The battery shelf life will also vary by manufacturer. Panasonic recommends the following for their NiMH battery cells.

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