The independent battery and charger design, development and manufacturing company, Accutronics, has launched Entellion; a new range of portable power products which have been designed to meet the needs of feature-laden devices in professional markets. Entellion products are available off the shelf and can also be customised, allowing portable electronic device manufacturers to reach their target markets quickly.
The first pre-engineered products, the CC2300 and CC3800 lithium ion credit card batteries, allow design engineers to integrate a smart lithium ion battery into new handheld portable product with minimal effort and cost. They have been designed to provide a high level of functionality and safety, reducing time to market while eliminating tooling and qualification costs.
The newest products are the VR Series lithium ion standard smart batteries which feature the latest impedance tracking SMBus and SBS compliant fuel gauges, five-LED visual state of charge indicator, rugged case design, six-way connector interface and slide rails for easy device insertion. All batteries come with UN38.3 (transportation), IEC62133 and UL2054 (safety) approvals as standard, meaning they are ready to be designed into devices with minimal effort and cost.
Rechargeable lithium ion (Li-ion) is the dominant battery technology used for powering portable electronic devices. With its higher gravimetric and volumetric energy density, lithium ion battery technology provides longer run times and lower weight when compared to older chemistries such as nickel cadmium (NiCad), nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) and lead acid.
“In a world dominated by portable electronic devices, the need to manage battery power is essential,” explains Rob Phillips, managing director of Accutronics. “These embedded intelligent electronic systems allow batteries to manage their own charging both efficiently and safely, while on-board fuel gauges provide host equipment with accurate real time information,” he concluded.