Alexander Battery Technologies (Alexander) announces its new ‘Rapid Response’ programme for custom design, prototyping and manufacturing for new lithium-ion battery packs. Alexander’s rapid response programme dramatically reduces the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) product time to market.

New battery packs are designed by Alexander utilising the latest cell technology for the OEM’s specific application requirements and in a fraction of the time of our competitors. This creates the cornerstone for Alexander’s leading position in the portable power market. Alexander’s success is driven by customers, based on their successful product launches with one or more of our power solutions designed specifically for their applications and getting them to market as quickly as possible.

Alexander power solutions range from shrink-wrapped designs to system management Bus-based (SMBUS) smart battery packs fully encapsulated in custom plastics. With more than 40 years of experience in battery design, experience helps reduce lead times during the battery pack developmental stages. Battery packs with onboard charging and fuel gauging are rapidly developed to prototypes, and the battery packs are then passed through all regulatory compliance testing programmes and manufactured using a variety of cells from key cell manufacturing partners.

Designed for best manufacturability to meet demanding application requirements, the battery packs include high-reliability custom printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) that can support low-temperature charging, high cycle life, cell balancing, onboard charging and SMBUS 1.1 with highly accurate fuel gauging. Alexander’s precision manufacturing processes support customised, fully traceable in-house testing, and ensure delivery of the highest quality products along with high production rate volumes if necessary.

Alexander uses industry-leading production test equipment as well as internally designed manufacturing test equipment for the customer’s unique requirements. All battery packs are tested with customised scripts to ensure 100% compliance with the customer’s performance requirements. End-of-line verification is used to simulate battery usage, record battery pack performance data, characterise the battery pack and provide serialisation and test data for each battery pack.

The battery designs can be optimised in terms of voltage, cycle life, discharge rates, capacity, charge time, environmental temperature and packaging as required by the customer and by regulatory bodies. The OEM can be sure of high quality and performance and quicker times to market for their portable battery-powered devices.

For Alexander’s ‘Rapid Response’ custom-designed power solutions, price quotations are available on request. Alexander is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 certified.