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Small Battery for Big MedTech Event

Global battery manufacturer Accutronics will be launching its smallest medical battery and charger at MD&M, the east coast’s largest medical technology (MedTech) event. The mini credit card battery meets the trend in the medical and instrumentation sectors for the growing use of portable and handheld devices. Accutronics will be exhibiting at MD&M East on June 9-11, 2015, from booth 1979 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Centre in New York, US.

Hosting leading innovators in the fields of manufacturing, design, materials, packaging and testing, MD&M is an opportunity for delegates to participate in expert conferences, tech theatres and innovation tours as well as speed networking.

Having already built a reputation for delivering the latest in smart battery technology for the medical sector, Accutronics’ new mini credit-card battery, the CC1150, occupies around half the footprint of a conventional credit card. Measuring in at 54mm square and 9.5mm high, it fits perfectly into smaller, handheld, devices with ease.

Featuring a state of the art impedance tracking fuel gauge, the CC1150 is equipped with an I²C interface, simplifying its integration into the device. Enhanced circuitry provides further protection against over charge, over discharge, over current and short circuit.

“OEMs making handheld devices will be pleased to hear that, with the CC1150 mini, we’ve not only halved the size of our standard credit card battery, but we’ve also packed it with the same powerful features as its predecessor,” explained Neil Oliver, technical marketing manager at Accutronics. “At the same time, we’ve still met the vital IEC 62133 safety requirements for batteries manufactured for use in portable applications, as well as UN38.3 transportation regulations.

“To make it a truly global battery, we’ve accompanied the CC1150 with a new charger, the CX3050, which works anywhere in the world thanks to its AC power adapter and interchangeable blades. For portable and handheld devices, fast charging is just as important as long battery life, so we designed the CX3050 to charge the CC1150 in under 2.5 hours,” concluded Oliver.

Both the battery and the CX3050 charger are available off-the-shelf in black and feature Accutronic’s own Entellion branding. Users can request custom colors, labels and packaging.

Launched in 2011, Accutronics’ range of credit card batteries are targeted to meet the needs of medical and instrumentation original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) who need a small, off-the-shelf, Lithium-ion smart battery.

Four years after development, OEMs now regularly use the credit card range of batteries in applications ranging from industrial laser measurement devices to medical infusion pumps. Other innovations such as desktop charging have given users the flexibility to charge batteries outside of their devices.

Visitors to MD&M East who want to find out more about the design, development and manufacture of smart batteries for portable devices in the medical and healthcare sector, can speak with Accutronics on booth 1979 from June 9-11.

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