New Charging Technology Consumes Less Power at Lower Cost
CHICAGO, March 12 /CNW/ -- International Components Corporation (ICC) --
a Chicago-based manufacturer of power supplies, battery chargers and
rechargeable Li-Ion batteries has recently developed, optimized and patented
an exclusive In-Pack Charge Control technology for battery packs.
This revolutionary new technology charges in the same manner as
conventional chargers yet is specifically designed to use less power. In-Pack
Charge Control works in conjunction with the battery's safety circuitry to
ensure proper charging conditions over the life of the battery pack.
In-Pack Charge Control places the voltage and current regulation, charge
termination, and safety mechanisms necessary for properly charging Li-Ion
batteries into the battery pack itself. By removing charge circuitry from the
host device, In-Pack software -- not traditional hardware -- allows
electronics manufacturers to effectively free up valuable component space,
thereby reducing overall product cost. Through ICC's patented software
algorithms, In-Pack Charge Control allows electronics designers to reduce PCBA
area by eliminating the power section of the charger and its required heat
"Our goal was to introduce a much safer, cost-effective and controlled
Lithium Ion charging solution," said Michael Davis, Executive Director of
Sales and Marketing. "In-Pack Charge Control is designed with on-board safety
circuitry that continually monitors cell voltages and currents."
According to Davis, this innovative self-monitoring will prevent charge
or discharge if or when an unsafe condition occurs.
In-Pack Charge Control limits the charge current to a preset level
(usually currents equal to 0.7C) per the cell manufacturer's recommendation.
Charging at the proper rate helps to maximize cycle life and reduces stress on
the cell. Moreover, In-Pack Charge Control is designed to consume very little
power during operation, allows for charging without the host device, and
greatly simplifies end-equipment use.
Complete In-Pack Charge Control technical specifications are available
24/7 at www.iccus.com .
Founded in 1967, International Components Corporation (www.iccus.com) is
a privately held developer and manufacturer of custom battery charger and
rechargeable battery technology solutions for the Medical, Communications,
Handheld Data, Portable Power-Tool, Digital Camera and Consumer Round Cell OEM
For further information:
For further information: Michelle Martucci of International Components
Corporation, +1-708-316-4420 Web Site: http://www.iccus.com