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  • Attaching and Fastening Battery Holders
    Though there are many ways to securely attach a battery holder to a device, there are three main ways which MPD would recommend: soldering, bonding, and fastening. All of these can be reliable methods when done correctly, however any of them can also fail or damage your battery holder when not done
  • Testing Battery Holders
    For testing new battery holder designs, MPD has made minimum and maximum sized battery replicas based on ANSI specifications. The sizes of different brands of batteries vary within the tolerances set in the specifications, so in order to test for compatibility with all brands of batteries the most
  • Design Guide for Battery Compartments & Holders
    Memory Protection Devices, Inc. (MPD) New for 2017, a designer's guide for battery compartments. Design considerations for holders, battery hardware, contacts, materials & platings. Reviews of ERC (ensuring reliable contact), HFE (human factors engineering), ANSI-IEC specifications, ventilation/gas
  • BATTERY POWER - AN EVOLVING TECHNOLOGY
    Part and parcel of the use of advanced manufacture are the rapid growth of battery holder types to include Retainers, Contacts, Clips, Snap-ons and Snap-ins for Coin Cell and Button-cell types as well as Strap assemblies for Dual and Multiple Holders. Add to these in-series or parallel
  • Medical Device Recall and Risk Factors
    The below chart lists types of medical devices and the number of FDA recalls they have had, as well as their risk of lawsuit. FDA recalls of medical devices result in tremendous costs as well as negative publicity, and several of these recalls were due to battery holder or contact failures. However
  • Case Study: Powering Toll Tags
    A leading manufacturer of toll tags recently. approached MPD looking for a new battery. holder to replace soldered-in batteries. The. customer had two main problems with their. current battery solution. First, coin cell batteries. with solderable terminations are expensive, and. second
  • Tin-plated vs. Nickel-plated Coin Cell Contacts
    Coin cell battery holders are commonly made with gold-, nickel-, or tin-plated contacts. Since the lead-free movement and RoHS, tin-plated contacts are gaining popularity due to their ease of solderability. However, tin-plated contacts introduce many new problems of which you may not be aware.
  • EETimes.com | Electronics Industry News for EEs & Engineering Managers
    Amkor takes $106M stock options charge; no Chapter 11 Semiconductor test and assembly services provider Amkor Technology said filed its quarterly report for the quarter ended June 30 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, curing allegations of default made by holders of more than $1.5

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