A suitable Li-ion battery type for most applications is available from the Avnet Abacus range with a variety of construction styles, dimensions and capacities. ‘Soft’ packs suit embedded applications and ‘hard’ packs are ideal for ease of removal, recharging and replacement with some types even including SMBUS SMART functionality. The parts are available on very short lead-times with low MOQs giving fast time to market. As you would expect from the world-class suppliers represented, all battery packs meet the minimum approvals for shipping of lithium-ion and polymer products. All lithium batteries meet the UN regulation (UN38.3) for worldwide transportation by air, road and sea freight. Many of the parts also meet IEC62133/CB scheme and UL2054 safety standards for regional and US markets. Continuity of supply is offered in many of the products with a guaranteed product availability of 10-15 years.
About the author:
Tim Parker is Batteries Product Manager at Avnet Abacus - www.avnet-abacus.eu/battery-solutions