GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Battery Packs and Assemblies. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
In your experience, which sources (including distributors) of battery packs and assemblies have provided the best overall support?
15 answers
Answers:
Batteries are not a good answer to our problems. We require a battery/charger combination for mounting on construction equipment. Energy harvesting is the answer but every energy form has it's problems. The ideal would be sourcing from vibration.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Seaford, Australia
None, I've tried evaluation packs of some providers, but none about this channel provides them; I've found other providers at other channels, and i work with them
~Project Management, Zaragoza, Spain
The LiPo Battery are excellent, but the charger is a little problem. I have experience with TunderPower batteries. And the support is ok.
~Engineering, Design, Alvarado, Mexico
I have insight as to the products and prices from China, LiFePO4 batteries and electric motors.
~Technical Support/Services, Warszawa, Poland
Altronics, Jaycar, radio spares, Battery world, 12 volt shop and similar .
~Research & Development, Perth, Australia
Technically, the cell manufacturer, System and responsiveness, the channel.
~Marketing/Sales, Springfield, MO
Local support in South Africa - eastern countries for sirvice and delivery
~Other, Bellville, South Africa
Micro Power has given me tremendous support on past projects.
~Engineering, Other, Memphis, TN
Trojan batteries,USA, is the best in my opinion.
~Engineering, Consulting, Kolkata, India
Little applicable experience to date.
~Engineering, Design, London, Great Britain
Devon Company.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Dallas, TX
GLOBLE SPEC
~Purchasing, NEW DELHI, India
Hoppecke
~Engineering, Other, Cernavoda, Romania
Varta
~Technical Support/Services, Vught, Netherlands
K2
~Engineering, Design, Austin, TX

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Q:
Which specific characteristics did you seek in your latest selection of battery packs and assemblies? Were you able to find products from more than one source that met the requirements?
12 answers
Answers:
A few producers LiFePO4 batteries, many distributors. critical parameters of safety, electrical capacity in relation to weight and volume, high load and short load times. limitation is the high initial price which partly compensates for long life. In consumer applications, this is a very big constraint
~Technical Support/Services, Warszawa, Poland
Uniformity of each cell. Internal resistance,discharge characteristics are key. Manufacturer must have built in control system for batching the products. More that one source- reputation/experience/past perforamance and price..
~Engineering, Consulting, Kolkata, India
The only found one device ( prototype only) designed by the Univarsity of Michigan reported in Global Spec news letter recieved on 14th June 2011.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Seaford, Australia
I seek for a batterypack to feed 4 electric fishreels and having less weight ( metal hybryde?? ore Lion pack?
~Technical Support/Services, Vught, Netherlands
Characteristics:see above. Products are availeble, but we are always looking for better - the non-existing.
~Other, Bellville, South Africa
High power density was the prime consideration. There were several sources to choose from.
~Engineering, Other, Memphis, TN
Consistency of voltage over time to deliver sufficient current to vital circuits
~Research & Development, Perth, Australia
Yes, but service and product specific needs came down to one choice, K2
~Engineering, Design, Austin, TX
Lightweight, multiple charging options, reliability and availability
~Engineering, Design, London, Great Britain
Protection board Power indicators There are more sources avalible
~General Corporate Mgmt, Newark, CA
Long life, stability, durability and finally cost
~Project Management, Zaragoza, Spain
Compactness, long battery life. Yes.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Dallas, TX

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Q:
What characteristics would you like to see implemented in future versions of battery packs and assemblies?
12 answers
Answers:
Operational up to 100°C for inclusion in enclosed package for use in the open in the Australian outback summer.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Seaford, Australia
Must get charged to its original capacity on charge. Must get charged quickly, if that is the focus area. Must not have memory effect.
~Engineering, Consulting, Kolkata, India
Greater potential for re-sterilizable products that may be reused in medical applications.
~Engineering, Other, Memphis, TN
Ones that don't swell and jam or break the mounting assembly as they age.
~Engineering, Consulting, Canberra, Australia
Internal resistance, and graphics for real time discharge and life.
~Project Management, Zaragoza, Spain
Power meter indicator smaller profile lightweight
~General Corporate Mgmt, Newark, CA
Llow weight and high amperes by 12 volt
~Technical Support/Services, Vught, Netherlands
Lightweight, multiple charging options
~Engineering, Design, London, Great Britain
LOWER PREIS lower price lower price
~Technical Support/Services, Warszawa, Poland
Single batteries - high capacity
~Other, Bellville, South Africa
Thermal sense.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Dallas, TX
Greener
~Engineering, Design, Austin, TX

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Q:
Aside from technical specifications, what are the top criteria for selecting a source of battery packs and assemblies?
12 answers
Answers:
Life. Availability. Product improvement physically compatible with earlier / redundant packages.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Seaford, Australia
Low lead time yielding maximum shelf-life for our customers after completing distribution processes.
~Engineering, Other, Memphis, TN
Lightweight, multiple charging options, simple and rapid set up and connection in the field.
~Engineering, Design, London, Great Britain
Meeting the performance requirement and may be 25% more than specification/test standards.
~Engineering, Consulting, Kolkata, India
The application e.g. number of deep cycles, or surface charging characteristics.
~Engineering, Consulting, Canberra, Australia
Quality and reliability Product design
~General Corporate Mgmt, Newark, CA
Current discharge and life cycles
~Project Management, Zaragoza, Spain
Cost (value).
~General Corporate Mgmt, Dallas, TX
Long life
~Other, Bellville, South Africa
Greener
~Engineering, Design, Austin, TX
Weight
~Technical Support/Services, Vught, Netherlands
PREIS
~Technical Support/Services, Warszawa, Poland

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