Battery Operated Devices and Systems
From Portable Electronics to Industrial Products
By (author) Gianfranco Pistoia
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Battery Operated Devices and Systems by Gianfranco Pistoia
Book DescriptionFor researchers interested in devices and systems drawing power from batteries, this book will be a valuable information source. It reports on many applications in detail and presents the essentials of batteries. Links to further reading are provided through the 275 references. In chapter 1, all applications in the portable and industrial areas are introduced. Some market considerations follow with details on specific sectors. In chapter 2, basic characteristics of all primary and secondary batteries used in these applications are reviewed. The most recent trends, especially for the ubiquitous lithium ion batteries, are covered. In chapter 3, portable applications, e.g. mobile phones, notebook computers, cameras, camcorders, personal digital assistants, medical instruments, power tools, portable GPS, etc., are described with details on their electronic aspects. There is particular emphasis on the devices' power consumption and management for the implications on battery life and the devices' runtime. Battery management is also dealt with in detail, particularly as far as the charging methods are concerned. The criteria of battery choice are stressed. The comprehensive chapter on industrial applications includes aerospace, telecommunications, emergency systems, load levelling, energy storage, toll collection, different meters, data loggers, oil drilling, oceanography, meteorology, etc. The final part of this section is devoted to wireless connectivity, i.e. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zigbee, which is exploited in many portable and industrial applications. - A comprehensive review of battery applications - Includes 209 figures and 62 tables - Describes state-of-the-art technological developments
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780444532145
(240mm x 165mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Elsevier Science Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gianfranco Pistoia
Lithium-Ion Batteries, Hardback (January 2014)
Features a description of different lithium-ion applications, including important features such as safety and reliability. This title acquaints readers with the numerous and often consumer-oriented applications of this widespread battery type. It explores the concepts of nanostructured materials, and the importance of battery management systems.
Industrial Applications of Batteries, Hardback (February 2007)
Looks at both the applications and the batteries and covers the relevant scientific and technological features. This book presents large batteries for stationary applications, eg energy storage, and also batteries for hybrid vehicles or different tools. It covers the aerospace field in connection with satellites and space missions.
Batteries for Portable Devices, Hardback (January 2005)» View all books by Gianfranco Pistoia
Provides a comprehensive overview of the batteries used in portable electric and electronic, as well as medical devices. This book covers many batteries, ranging from the cellular phone to portable CD and cardiac pacemakers to remote micro-sensors. It looks at the behaviour of batteries in the conditions encountered in the above applications.
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