TITLE

Is the smart battery a help or deterrent?

AUTHOR(S)
Buchmann, Isidor
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Portable Design;May2004, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The battery has the inherent problem of not being able to communicate with the user. Weight, color, or size cannot provide an indication of the battery's state of charge or state of health. The user is at the mercy of the battery. Help is at hand in breaking the code of silence. An increasing number of today's rechargeable batteries are made smart. Equipped with a microcontroller, these batteries can communicate with the charger and the user. Typical smart-battery applications include notebook computers, video cameras, biomedical devices, and defense products.
ACCESSION #
13190888

 

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