IEEE wants safer notebook batteries

Posted on Monday, Nov 13 2006 @ 05:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The IEEE will revise its notebook battery standard. The new IEEE 1625 standard will seek to improve overall performance reliability and address the concerns over the recent laptop battery fiasco.
IEEE 1625 adopts a systems approach by addressing the battery envelope from cells to the mobile computers they power, both alone and in concert. It encompasses such areas as battery pack electrical and mechanical construction, cell chemistries, packaging, pack and cell controls, and overall system considerations.

“In revising IEEE 1625 to further safeguard the reliability of these batteries, we will leverage the streamlined corporate standards process and incorporate lessons learned in developing the IEEE 1725 standard for cellular telephone batteries,” says Edward Rashba, Manager, New Technical Programs at the IEEE-SA. “We have an opportunity to further strengthen the Livium portfolio, which already incorporates hundreds of man-hours of technical work and represents consensus views on best practices from leading industry experts.”
More details at DailyTech.


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