Accutronics develops credit card-sized lithium batteries for medical
13 March 2012
Staffordshire company Accutronics has launched a range of
rechargeable lithium ion credit card sized batteries for medical,
industrial and portable electronic applications.
The batteries have been developed in response to OEM demand for a
short lead time, compact and rechargeable lithium ion battery
solution for portable devices. The products feature accurate
impedance tracking fuel gauges, an active protection system and a
compact connector, all contained in a package with a footprint
identical to that of a credit card.
The new smart batteries (see image below)are aimed at applications including telehealthcare devices, data recorders and numerous other portable
electronic devices intended for professional use.
Meeting internationally recognised standards for safety and
transportation the batteries are supplied with comprehensive
technical back-up enabling the designer to easily integrate the
product into the device system. Both the CC2300 and CC3800 come with
an active electronic protection system that makes them resistant to
over-charging, over-discharging and short-circuiting.
The batteries are exempted from dangerous goods shipping
requirements, thus minimising the cost and complexity of freighting.
The labels, packaging, EEPROM set-up and casing features can be
customised according to the OEM’s preference.
“The demand for this kind of product might seem surprising, given
the abundant availability of lithium ion batteries in consumer
electronic devices such as mobile phones and laptop computers,”
explained Neil Oliver, technical marketing manager at Accutronics.
“However, consumer-market batteries do not satisfy the requirements
of OEMs in the quality-driven medical sector and other professional
The CC2300 and CC3800 are the first fruits of Accutronics’
Intellion range of batteries; smart, innovative portable power
products, designed to meet the emerging needs of feature laden
devices in professional markets.
Intellion combines Accutronics’ expertise in custom OEM battery
products with its understanding of professional OEM requirements and
market trends. The credit card batteries and all Intellion products
are available off the shelf and can be customised for the OEM’s
application, allowing the end product to reach market quickly.