Accutronics, the UK based developer and manufacturer of professional battery solutions, recently launched a range of credit card sized batteries for portable applications.
Having already received a high level of interest from OEM’s and Design Consultants for use in medical devices, portable electronic equipment, diving equipment and hand held devices Accutronics are confident that the batteries will continue to be popular across a wide variety of markets sectors.
The CC2300 and CC3800 credit card batteries have been developed by Accutronics in response to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) demand for a compact rechargeable Lithium Ion battery solution that is available on a short lead time. The products feature 3.7V Lithium Ion cell technology coupled with an impedance tracking fuel gauge, active protection system and a compact connector system, all contained in a package with a footprint identical to that of a credit card.
Regulatory approval of customer devices is simplified as both batteries are CE marked and have been tested to IEC62133 (safety) and UN38.3 (transportation) standards. Both batteries are supplied with comprehensive technical back-up and a number of useful accessories which enable the OEM designer to easily integrate the battery into the device system.
“The demand for this kind of product might seem surprising, given the abundant use of Lithium ion batteries in consumer electronic devices such as mobile phones and laptop computers,” explained Neil Oliver, Technical Marketing Manager at Accutronics. “However, batteries designed for consumer markets do not satisfy the requirements of OEMs in the quality-driven professional electronic device sector, so we’ve created these new credit card batteries to satisfy OEM demand”.
“The crux of all of our products is the technical support that goes hand in hand with them,” explained Oliver. “We believe that our credit card batteries fill a gap in the compact battery market for a fully-supported, OEM oriented battery solution. Device design engineers need technical guidance and feedback when they specify battery products and Accutronics is one of the few companies providing that support as standard. In addition to this, our excellent quality and delivery performance complete the service package that will get the device OEM to market quickly and confidently.”