battling the Battery Drain
- Understand the proper use of battery-management techniques. Poole, Bill // Portable Design;Aug2003, Vol. 9 Issue 8, p11
Discusses the importance of understanding the proper use of battery-management techniques for portable handheld devices. Misconception about the 'off' mode; Power consumption in data and program storage in volatile memory.
- Batteries and power supplies supply the juice to keep your equipment running, processing... Blank, Irene // ECN: Electronic Component News;Mar98, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p77
Introduces several batteries and power supply devices released as of March 1998. Westcor's PFC Mini switching power supply; Electronic Measurements' ELS Series programmable direct-current power supply; MFE500 board- or chassis-mount AC-to-DC front-end converter.
- Batteries and power supplies. // ECN: Electronic Component News;Mar98, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p80
Features a variety of batteries and power supply devices released as of March 1998. Desktop regulated direct-current power sources; Hi-rel switchers; Battery holders; Resettable fuses.
- Use A Battery To Power Your Refrigerator Door Alarm. Chendwankar, Sanjay R. // Electronic Design;3/11/2010, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p78
The article reports on the use of small 9-voltage battery for supplying the alarm circuit of a refrigerator.
- Single Alkaline Battery Drives White LED. Grantham, Clayton B. // Electronic Design;10/27/2003, Vol. 51 Issue 24, p64
Features a single alkaline battery that drives white light-emitting diode (LED). Factors that have boost the popularity of white LED; Volt requirement of white LED for proper operation; Dependency of the LED brightness on the average current flow.
- High-drain alkaline AA-batteries. Booth, Stephen A. // Popular Electronics;Jan99, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p5
Presents the results of life tests conducted on six brands of high-drain alkaline AA-size batteries. Reason for the popularity of alkaline AA batteries; Enhancements made by manufacturers to their AA batteries; Test methods; Pulse performance.
- PORTABLE BATTERY POWER. // QST;Sep2007, Vol. 91 Issue 9, p62
The article offers instructions on making a portable battery for an amateur radio station.
- Rechargeables plug into specialty outlet. Heller, Laura // Drug Store News;4/8/2002, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p24
Reports on the growing popularity of rechargable batteries among consumers. Sales status of batteries in 1999 and 2000; Impact of digital cameras to the sales of batteries; Examples of companies that have introduced rechargable batteries.
- Smart-battery technology: Power management's missing link. Swager, Anne Watson // EDN;3/2/95, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p47
Focuses on smart-battery technology. Charge control; Standardization issues; Battery management; Advantages of an intelligent battery; Financial issues; Applications; Accuracy considerations; Development systems; Limitations. INSETS: What's a smart battery?.;The debate over smart-battery...