Battery Holder

A Designer’s Guide to Coin Cell Battery Holder Selection

By Thomas BlahaPresident, Memory Protection Devices While breakthrough technologies continue to grab headlines, components like the humble coin cell battery holder often get overlooked, despite playing a major role in support of their glamorous cousins. However, as electronic devices become increasingly feature-rich, power-hungry, and miniaturized, coin cell holders can become an unanticipated failure mode, as harsh manufacturing and operating environments take their toll. Design engineers face growing challenges developing power management solutions that are capable of handling real-world environmental issues related...

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Battery Holders Adapt to Handheld Medical Device Needs

By Thomas BlahaPresident, Memory Protection Devices During the design of a handheld medical device, the battery holder selection is often left to the very end. We could warn that significant issues such as shorter run times, excessive weight, or unusual shapes can lead to end user dissatisfaction, leaving your company at a competitive disadvantage. We could also promise that early considerations of existing battery holder technology would eliminate compromises, redesigns, tooling changes, expensive customized parts, and delays. Instead, we have...

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Selecting coin-cell battery holders

By Thomas BlahaPresident, Memory Protection Devices Some key criteria should be considered before including one of these devices in a design While breakthrough technologiescontinue to grab headlines,components like thecoin-cell battery holder often get overlooked,despite their major role in supportof their glamorous cousins. However,the holder can fail due to issueslike vibration, heat, shock, humidity,and corrosion, and design engineersface growing challenges developingpower management solutions to handlethese real-world conditions. By focusingon the following criteria, engineerscan achieve product reliability atthe best possible cost. Coin-cell retention, removal A...

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Design of coin-cell battery holders for miniature handheld medical devices

The battery holder design plays a critical role in handheld medical device performance and reliability, helping minimize its size and weight to make it smaller and more streamlined By Thomas BlahaPresident, Memory Protection Devices Handheld medical devices face numerous hurdles on the way to market. First, they need to obtain FDA 510(K) pre-marketing approval for safety and effectiveness.Then, they must be manufactured to the highest quality standards using superior grade components to ensure long term reliability and greater customer satisfaction. All...

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