This research brief details the state of the advanced battery

July 04 [Thu], 2013, 10:32
Lithium ion batteries, which currently lead the market for advanced batteries in applications ranging from consumer electronics to electrified transportation, represent a significant step beyond conventional lead-acid Aspire 1551 battery for technology. The technology, however, still falls short of market needs in terms of both technical performance and cost. These shortcomings and potential future demand for energy storage are driving innovation in the next generation of advanced battery energy storage.

The goal of this innovation is to find lower cost raw materials and increase lifecycle expectations – both of which, in turn, will enable lower capital costs and lower total cost of ownership across all battery applications. Both electrified transportation and stationary storage demand lower price points to enable full electrification.

Only through advances in materials science and manufacturing, delivering higher energy densities, using lower cost materials, producing systems that will last at least twice as long as commercially available Aspire 3810T battery for products, can these cost reductions be achieved. Over the next 7 years, Pike Research forecasts, those advances will drive sharp increases in the installed capacity of advanced batteries for grid-scale applications – growing from a few hundred megawatts (MW) in 2013 to more than 10,000 MW in 2020.

This research brief details the state of the advanced battery industry today and examines the materials and design innovations that have the potential to revolutionize the energy storage industry. Forecasts for total capacity of advanced batteries and for investment in grid-scale advanced batteries are included through 2020. In addition, the research brief profiles the key players in this rapidly evolving sector.

This research brief details the state of the advanced battery

July 04 [Thu], 2013, 10:30
Lithium ion batteries, which currently lead the market for advanced batteries in applications ranging from consumer electronics to electrified transportation, represent a significant step beyond conventional lead-acid Aspire 1810T battery for technology. The technology, however, still falls short of market needs in terms of both technical performance and cost. These shortcomings and potential future demand for energy storage are driving innovation in the next generation of advanced battery energy storage.

The goal of this innovation is to find lower cost raw materials and increase lifecycle expectations – both of which, in turn, will enable lower capital costs and lower total cost of ownership across all battery applications. Both electrified transportation and stationary storage demand lower price points to enable full electrification. Only through advances in materials science and manufacturing, delivering higher energy densities, using lower cost materials, producing systems that will last at least twice as long as commercially available battery products, can these cost reductions be achieved.

Over the next 7 years, Pike Research forecasts, those advances will drive sharp increases in the installed capacity of advanced Aspire 1830T battery for for grid-scale applications – growing from a few hundred megawatts (MW) in 2013 to more than 10,000 MW in 2020.

This research brief details the state of the advanced battery industry today and examines the materials and design innovations that have the potential to revolutionize the energy storage industry. Forecasts for total capacity of advanced batteries and for investment in grid-scale advanced batteries are included through 2020. In addition, the research brief profiles the key players in this rapidly evolving sector.

This produces 30 percent more voltage than a lithium-ion battery

May 16 [Thu], 2013, 10:49
The issue of limited range has been an impediment to EV sales since before such vehicles even went on sale. But as The Truth About Cars now reports, Toyota just might have the answer to this problem. The first steps have T117C replacement been taken toward making a battery which uses sodium-ion compound as the positive electrode.

This produces 30 percent more voltage than a lithium-ion battery, and it’s estimated that it could at least double the range of electric cars. It is even estimated that range to extend to 1,000 km (620 miles) with sodium batteries.

Toyota hasn’t said what we can expect for recharge times on these batteries, and a 600-mile range would be something of a mixed blessing if it also needed two days to recharge. But improvements are being made in the area of recharging as well, and sine Toyota has said that they don’t expect the sodium batteries to be ready until 2020, it’s still a bit early to say what conditions will be like when it comes time to actually charge the batteries. One thing we do know will get better along with range is price. Sodium is one of the most abundant elements on earth, and Toyota says the new batteries would almost surely be cheaper than the lithium-ion batteries we currently use.

This announcement came as a bit of a shock, as it was just a couple of months ago that Toyota announced they would be scaling back on EV building and that the technology just wasn’t ready for full-scale implementation. We can only assume that this research is being conducted as part of Toyota’s desire toa href="http://www.batteryoffice.com/ky265.htm"> KY265 replacement remain the world leader in hybrids.

Whatever their motivation, we’re marking off 2020 on our calendars. It should be fascinating to see how this impacts the market and even whether the technology will spread to other devices which use batteries as well.

There are many reasons for this apparent lack of progress

March 25 [Mon], 2013, 15:26
Lithium-ion is the battery of choice for consumer products, and no other systems threaten to interfere with its dominance at this time. The lead acid market is similar in size to Li-ion. Here the applications are divided into SLI (starter battery) for automotive, stationary for power backup, and deep-cycle for wheelecheap Vostro 1320 batteryd mobility such as golf cars, wheelchairs and scissor lifts. Lead acid holds a solid position, as it has done for the last hundred years. There are no other systems that threaten to unseat this forgiving and low-cost chemistry any time soon.

High specific energy and long storage has made alkaline more popular than carbon-zinc, which Georges Leclanché invented in 1868. The environmentally benign nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) continues to hold an important role, as it replaces many applications previously served by nickel-cadmium (NiCd). However, at only three percent market share, NiMH is a minor player in the battery world and will likely relinquish more of its market to Li-ion by 2015.

Developing nations will contribute to future battery sales, and new markets are the electric bicycle in Asia and storage batteries to supply electric power to remote communities in Africa and other parts of the world. Wind turbines, solar power and other renewable sources also use storage batteries for load leveling. The large grid storage batteries used for load leveling collect surplus energy from renewable resources during high activity and supply extra power on heavy user demand. Read more about Batteries for Stationary, Grid Storage.

A major new battery user might be the electric powertrain for personal cars. However, battery cost and longevity will dictate how quickly the automotive sector will adopt this new propulsion system. Energy from oil is cheap, convenient and readily available; any alternative faces difficult challenges. Government incentives may be provided, but such intervention distorts the true cost of energy, shields the underlying problem with fossil fuel and only satisfies certain lobby groups through short-term solutions.

During the last five years or so, no new battery system has emerged that can claim to offer disruptive technology. Although much research is being done, no new concept is ready to enter the market at the time of writing, nor are new developments close to breakthrough point. There are many reasons for this apparent lack of progress: few products have requirements that are as stringent as the battery. For example, battery users want low price, long life, high specific energy, safe operation and minimal maintenance. In addition, the battery must work at hot and cold temperatures, deliver high power on demand and charge quickly. Only some of these attributes are achievable with various battery technologies.

Most consumers are satisfied with the cheap Inspiron-1320 performance on portable devices. Today’s battery technology also serves power backup and wheeled mobility reasonably well. Using our current battery technology for electric powertrains on cars, however, might prove difficult because the long-term effects in that environment are not fully understood. The switch to a power source offering a fraction of the kinetic energy compared to fossil fuels will be an eye-opener for motorists who continually demand larger vehicles with more. Read more about the Cost of Power.

Some battery chargers and analyzers

January 22 [Tue], 2013, 11:10
Li-ion batteries contain a protection circuit that shields the battery against abuse. This important safeguard has the disadvantage of turning the battery off if over-discharged, and storing a discharged battery for any length of time can do this. The self-discharge during storage gradually lowers the voltage of a high quality Vostro 1320 batterythat is already discharged; the protection circuit will eventually cut off between 2.20 and 2.90V/cell.

Some battery chargers and analyzers, including those made by Cadex, feature a wake-up feature or “boost” to reactivate and charge batteries that have fallen asleep. Without this feature, a charger would render these batteries as unserviceable and the packs would be discarded. The boost feature applies a small charge current to first activate the protection circuit and then commence with a normal charge.

Do not boot lithium-based batteries back to life that have dwelled below 1.5V/cell for a week or longer. Copper shunts may have formed inside the cells that can lead to a partial or total electrical short. When recharging, such a cell might become unstable, causing excessive heat or showing other anomalies. The “boost” function by Cadex halts the charge if the voltage does not rise normally.

A study done by Cadex to examine failed batteries reveals that three out of ten batteries are removed from service due to high quality Inspiron-1320 over-discharge. Furthermore, 90 percent of returned batteries have no fault or can easily be serviced. Lack of test devices at the customer service level is in part to blame for the high exchange rate. Refurbishing batteries saves money and protects the environment.

Using the HP Laptop Battery Learning Utility

January 22 [Tue], 2013, 11:05
It is difficult to predict how long a laptop battery charge will last because each computer user has different habits and needs. The rate at which you use laptop battery power will determine how long you can use the high quality envy T117Cof your laptop. You can re-calibrate your laptop battery if the battery's life has gotten shorter over time. Your laptop battery might need a good calibration if it doesn't seem to be getting the mileage that it should. How to re-calibrate laptop battery? The following paragraphs will give you the answer.

First put the laptop computer to sleep by turning off the screensaver and other power management settings of the computer. Then fully charge the computer and allow it to run all the way down until the computer shuts off automatically. Once the laptop battery has fully drained, charge it back up again and restore the screensaver and power management settings.


Re-calibrate your battery every month or so by fully charging, fully discharging, and then fully charging again. Basically to have a chance to re-calibrate your laptop battery is to turn off all power-saving features completely and then fully recharge them. If it doesn't work for the first time then try two more full discharges and recharges.

The above way of re-calibrating the laptop batteries works well with laptops using Ni-MH cells. But not with laptops using Li-Ion batteries because deep discharges will actually decrease the charge capacity and lifespan of Li-Ion cells. Moreover Li-ion batteries irreversibly lose approximately 20% capacity per year from the time of manufacture at a typical 100% charge level at 25deg.C, even when unused. Li-ion batteries irreversibly lose approximately 2%, 4%, 15% at 0deg.C, 25deg.C and 40deg.C respectively, when stored at 40% charge level. That is every deep discharge cycle decreases the capacity of the Li-ion batteries.

As the Li-Ion batteries are chemical in nature, charging and recharging is not going to fix the problem once the chemical reactions stop happening. Therefore the best advice for re-calibrating the Li-Ion batteries is to store the battery at 40% charge if it kept unused for any unlimited period of time. Also don't leave the battery in the laptop if you don’t use the battery or if you plug the laptop into outlet power.

You can also re-calibrate your laptop battery using IBM Thinkpad Battery Maximizer in order to maximize your laptop battery’s life. If your laptop has IBM ThinkPad Battery MaxiMiser and Power Management features installed, you can verify the condition of the laptop battery. You can check the status of your battery using the Battery MaxiMiser Gauge in the taskbar tray. The ThinkPad's Lithium Ion battery pack that seems to be an intelligent battery uses a microprocessor to monitor its capacity. Then the microprocessor of the battery pack passes the information about the remaining battery capacity to the laptop. The laptop indicates the capacity with high accuracy.



Using the HP Laptop Battery Learning Utility, a modified version of a Win98 boot floppy, can also help you. Just place it in the floppy drive, and then turn on the computer. The re-calibration process is automated and takes high quality KY265 about six hours to finish. This utility is available in different versions for different models. You can run the utility every two months.

If the laptop battery is still bad then it must have developed a memory that cannot be erased easily. If calibration doesn't help, then it is the right time to purchase another battery.

Battery size still dictates the size and weight of most laptops

December 03 [Mon], 2012, 11:56
The jelly replaces the volatile and hazardous liquidreplacement battery for AS10D41 electrolyte currently used in most lithium batteries.

Researchers from the University of Leeds hope their development leads to smaller, cheaper and safer gadgets.

Once on the market, the lithium jelly batteries could allow lighter laptop computers, and more efficient electric cars.

In 2006, Dell recalled four million laptop batteries because of concerns that they might catch fire. Dell replaced them with batteries that used lower-performance electrodes, but these batteries were significantly larger.

Battery size still dictates the size and weight of most laptops, say the developers of the new battery.

Electronics manufacturer Apple got Acer AS10D75 laptop battery around the safety problem for their lightweight laptops with a solid polymer electrolyte, but in doing so, the power output of the computers suffered.

Overheating is also an issue for electric cars. Developers have had to use reinforced, steel-clad battery housings, multiple fuses and circuits to protect the battery during charging. All of these contribute to the cost and weight, and hence efficiency, of electric cars.

The Battery Park City owners of a Doberman pinscher blasted

December 03 [Mon], 2012, 11:54
The Battery Park City owners of a Doberman pinscher blasted their condo board Wednesday for barking up the wrong tree when it went to court to evict the pooch.
Lawrence and Stella Jacobson say “BigAcer UM09A75 Honey John,” their beloved Doberman, is a service dog — and they call him “one of the family.”

“We would never, ever let this dog go. That’s a sin,” said Stella Jacobson.

She said they got the dog for her ailing 75-year-old father, who became deaf after surgery to remove a brain tumor.

But the Cove Club Condominium board says it doesn’t believe the animal is a service dog and accused the Jacobsons of breaking the condo’s rules against big dogs.

“The condominium did everything in its power to avoid litigation, but the resident refused to abide by a condominium-wide policy prohibiting large dogs,” board attorney Matthew S. Brett, of Belkin Burden Wenig & rn873 AL10D56Goldman, said by email Wednesday night.

“Despite requests to the contrary, the resident has never provided the condominium with proof that his Doberman pinscher puppy is a registered service dog or that there is any condition which would necessitate a service animal,” Brett added. “Instead, the resident claims that the dog is needed for his father-in-law who actually lives in another apartment and not with the dog.”

Another problem we often come across regarding Leisure Batteries is sulphation

October 15 [Mon], 2012, 11:55
We have been distributing Leisure Batteries for well over fifteen years now and as the caravan market becomes more and more popular so too are the different gadgets and tools such as motor movers, alarms, TV’s, satellite cheap rn873 AS07B72systems etc. All this puts more and more strain on the Leisure Battery if not using the on-site hook up.

Leisure Batteries are made differently to starter batteries, the plates inside are a lot thicker to cope with the constant charge and discharge cycles. We have just started to stock the new range of Exide Leisure Gel Batteries which offer the same attributes but give a longer service life and a lot more cycles than your standard run of the mill deep cycle lead acid Leisure Battery, they are slightly more expensive but in the long run could save you money.

Gel Batteries are the consumers choice when it comes to marine use and because they are completely sealed they are safe to use around salt water (salt water and battery acid when mixed give off a poisonous chlorine type gas which can be dangerous when the battery is located indoors).


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Another problem we often come across regarding Leisure Batteries is sulphation. Sulphation occurs when a battery is left standing over a long period of time in a discharged (flat) state, our advice is when the Caravan or Motorhome is put into storage, fully charge the Leisure Battery and disconnect the battery terminal leads.

By doing this you should be able to leave the cheap rn87 AS10B31 to stand for about 2 to 3 months before it starts to lose its charge, you also need to make sure the Leisure Battery is stored indoors away from the elements. If you stick to this advice your leisure battery should have a longer service life. If you require any further information please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Below are just a few Leisure Batteries we supply, for the full Leisure Battery range please see our Leisure Batteries section.

The most common Li-Ion batteries on the market

October 15 [Mon], 2012, 11:54
CR123a batteries, which power most Lithium-powered flashlights produce 3 volts of power per battery for most of their useful life. The standard flashlight configurations use 1, 2 or 3 of these9cells UM09A41 , only exceptional flashlights like the SureFire® M4 and SureFire® M6 use more than 3.

CR123a batteries have been in production for more than 20 years, and they are very safe and reliable. Unless the metal body of the battery is ruptured, or the battery is burned in a fire, these batteries are very unlikely to have any problems. These batteries should NEVER be recharged, they will probably explode if you try to recharge them.

Due to the high cost of powering flashlights with CR123a batteries, the battery industry has developed a new class of batteries known variously as R123, R123a, RCR123, RCR123a, 16340, etc. batteries. Though these batteries are about the same size as the common CR123a batteries, most of the rechargeable batteries produce 4.2 volts of output when fully charged, so they will instantly overpower and destroy flashlights and other devices that are designed for CR123a batteries.

Li-Ion Batteries, or Lithium Ion Batteries, have the advantages of having a very low self-discharge rate, virtually no memory effect, and can be recharged hundreds of times during the life of the battery. Self-discharge refers to gradual declining power available from rechargeable batteries while they sit on the shelf. Memory Effect refers to the tendency of rechargeable batteries to have a lower total level of power available as they get older. Neither of these are serious problems with Li-Ion batteries.

The most common Li-Ion batteries on the market are the RCR123 PROTECTED 3.6 volt lithium batteries. These batteries have a very small circuit inside of them that shuts them off in the event that they are over-charged, over-discharged, overheated or short-circuited. These batteries are the best choice for most applications. These batteries require special chargers that are specifically designed to charge lithium rechargeable batteries.

The second most common Li-Ion batteries available today are the CR-123 size 3.6 volt UNPROTECTED lithium batteries. They produce 4.2 volts of power when fully charged, then quickly fall to 3.6 volts output. They output 3.6 volts until they are mostly discharged, at which point the voltage falls rapidly. If rn873 UM09A75they are discharged below 3 volts, they will be ruined and no longer usable.

The user must be very careful not to let this occur. These batteries should only be charged in a charger specifically designed for them, as those chargers have a circuit that stops charging the battery when they reach 4.2 volts. All of the Li-Ion chargers that we sell are designed to charge both Protected and Unprotected batteries.