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Pros and cons of popular battery cell formats
27 February 2019, This Week's Editor's Pick, Power Electronics / Power Management

Flat-cell designs are getting price competitive and battery experts predict a shift towards these cell formats, especially if the same performance criteria of the cylindrical cell can be met.

Safety of lithium-ion batteries
10 October 2018, Power Electronics / Power Management

At the original time of writing of this article, in August 2016, Tesla Motors expected to consume two billion Li-ion cells by 2017. Both the Tesla Model S and Model X electric vehicles (EV) get their ...

Why do old Li-ion batteries take so long to charge?
13 June 2018, This Week's Editor's Pick, Power Electronics / Power Management

Battery users often ask: “Why does an old Li-ion lake so long to charge?” Indeed, when Li-ion gets older, the battery takes its time to charge even if there is little to fill. We call this the ‘old-man ...

Series and parallel battery configurations
21 February 2018, This Week's Editor's Pick, Power Electronics / Power Management

Batteries achieve the desired operating voltage by connecting several cells in series; each cell adds its voltage potential to arrive at the total terminal voltage. Parallel connection attains higher ...

Addressing safety concerns with Li-ion batteries
15 November 2017, This Week's Editor's Pick, Power Electronics / Power Management

Lithium-ion is safe but with millions of consumers using batteries, failures are bound to happen.

15 November 2017, News

Jason Finney has been appointed to a sales position at Uniross Batteries.   

Charging methods to prolong lithium-ion battery life
11 October 2017, Power Electronics / Power Management

Charging and discharging batteries is a chemical reaction, but lithium-ion (Li-ion) is claimed to be the exception. Battery scientists talk about energies flowing in and out of the battery as part of ...

A good battery pack is not a case of plug and pray
22 February 2017, Power Electronics / Power Management

Uniross’s Michael Rogers explores some of the issues behind producing battery packs, and how the difference between a good one and a bad one is more than skin deep.

Uniross returning to normality after factory fire
18 May 2016, News

On the 10th of May 2016, a massive fire broke out at the premises of Uniross Batteries in Kyalami. The blaze started in the warehouse and quickly spread through the factory and offices, destroying everything ...

Tiny lithium-ion battery
19 November 2014, Power Electronics / Power Management

Panasonic has developed a pin-shaped lithium-ion battery with a diameter of 3,5 mm and a weight of 0,6 g suitable for powering small devices such as wearable devices. This product, on top of being the ...

The importance of cell balancing in Li-ion battery packs
27 August 2014, Power Electronics / Power Management

We’ve all heard the saying ‘a chain is only as strong as its weakest link’, and never has this been more relevant than when used to describe lithium ion cells connected in multi-cell battery packs. When ...

Not all batteries are created equal
13 November 2013, Power Electronics / Power Management

Unfortunately, the battery is also more often than not one of the highest costs on the bill of materials, making it the first target for any manufacturer looking to cut costs. However, before deciding ...

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