High voltage smart battery drives device innovation
29 November 2011
Accutronics has launched the Inspired Energy PH2059 Lithium Ion standard smart battery across Europe.
The product will find a home in sectors including the medical, military, portable electronic and industrial electronic industries.
The PH2059 features a host of design innovations that will make it easy to integrate and manage, including a connector, flexible mounting and SMBus and SBS compliance.
Accutronics is the sole distributor for the range of smart batteries, chargers and accessories from US manufacturer Inspired Energy. With a nominal voltage of 28.8V the PH2059 is ideal for applications where higher voltages are required and is the highest voltage battery in the range. Applications include all kinds of UPS systems and low-current motors.
The PH2059 is part of Inspired Energy’s growing 'Power Series' and features a mixed D connector, allowing power and communication in the same interface. The battery also has a five-bar LCD fuel gauge, allowing the user to easily see how much power remains in 20% increments.
Tough plastic housing allows for fitting into a device cavity or hard fixing to a chassis using four bolts, making this battery extremely easy to integrate for design engineers.
SMBus and SBS compliance means that information such as battery voltage (mV), temperature (°C) and current (mA) can be read from the battery. In addition, the PH2059 can provide calculated information such as remaining runtime (min), time to charge (min) and cycle count.
The new battery uses Lithium ion cell technology to provide the highest energy density possible. At just 82mm wide, 168mm long and 28mm high and with a weight of 533g, the PH2059 is ideal for applications where space is at a premium.
As the stored energy of the PH2059 is only 83.5Wh, and because it has passed all UN T1-T8 transportation tests, the battery is exempted from dangerous goods shipping regulations, making transportation simpler and lower cost. This stands in direct comparison to units exceeding 100Wh, which must be shipped as class nine dangerous goods.
When used in conjunction with a smart charger, the PH2059 will broadcast its required charging voltage and current, which the accessory will then supply. This ensures safe and efficient charging and allows for future chemistry changes as the battery is always in control of its charging parameters. This chemistry independence allows the PH2059 to be designed into devices that have product life cycles of many years, with the battery capable of evolving as cell chemistry technology develops.
The new smart battery can be customised to meet the OEM’s requirements. The label can be changed to reflect corporate livery and firmware modifications can be made to enhance the use of the battery in specific OEM applications.
“Customisation of standard products allows our OEM customers to take a tried and tested platform and have it modified to reflect their exact needs,” explained Neil Oliver, Technical Marketing Manager at Accutronics. “Our high level technical support service ensures that customers can design an Inspired Energy battery into their new device with total confidence. We can provide CAD models, application support and design advice to ensure the product development process is short and problem free.”
As well as the PH2059 battery, Accutronics also stocks the PH4000 charger and a range of accessories including a PCB mount connector, a wired connector and a wired connector complete with shell and mounting hardware, all of which make it easier to integrate the PH2059 into a device.
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