Rechargeable, Off-the-Shelf Battery Packs Accelerate OEM/ODM Time-to-Market
Rye, NY/Fountain Valley, CA - VARTA Microbattery, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries, and House of Batteries, industry leaders in the engineering and manufacturing of custom battery systems, announced that House of Batteries will stock and distribute VARTA EasyPack battery packs. Varta EasyPack battery packs are the most recent addition to the companies' comprehensive distribution agreement.
Developed to address the needs of OEMs/ODMs to speed time-to-market while minimizing design-in costs, VARTA EasyPacks provide the ultimate rechargeable, off-the-shelf solution to powering portable devices. Offered in three sizes, the battery packs are comprised of UL1642 approved 3.7 V lithium polymer (LiPO) cells, with rated capacities of from 595 mAh to 2260 mAh. VARTA EasyPacks are supplied with a choice of charging options and standard mating connectors. A comprehensive evaluation kit is available for design support. The modules feature CE marking, comply with the EU’s 2006/66/EC Battery Directive and are IATA-certified.
Engineered for employment in an array of portable devices, the LiPO battery packs are commonly specified for use in medical, dental and pharmaceutical applications in which a rechargeable power supply is indicated. They are equally applicable in small computers and as a back-up power source.
VARTA EasyPacks are shipped standard with gold-plated contacts, and in small-, large- and extra-large sizes to facilitate the utmost in design flexibility. The small modules' dimensions are 6.0 mm (H) x 35.6 mm (W) x 43.7 mm (L), and weigh 14 g; large packs measure 6.6 mm (H) x 36.8 mm (W) x 64.7 mm (L), and weigh 28 g; extra large packs measure 11.6 mm (H) x 36.8 mm (W) x 64.7 mm (L), and weigh 48 g. Typical capacities are 595 mAh, 1130 mAh, and 2260 mAh respectively. To additionally optimize design flexibility, the EasyPack modules may be connected to the PC board on either the bottom, or the header side of the pack.
"The expansion of VARTA Microbattery's distribution agreement with House of Batteries to include VARTA EasyPack battery packs significantly benefits our OEM/ODM customers as it allows fast and easy access to even more of our product line," commented Bill Flanagan, VARTA Microbattery's president and CEO. "We are confident that VARTA Microbattery's partnership with House of Batteries will continue to prove a winning combination for everyone, and we look forward to maintaining our mutually beneficial relationship."
"The addition of VARTA EasyPack battery packs to our power supply offering allows House of Batteries to further demonstrate our core competencies," said Don West, House of Batteries' president. "We look forward to providing these state-of-the-industry lithium polymer battery packs to our broad customer base and supplying even more of VARTA Microbattery's customers with the time-to-market advantage, logistical support and cost benefits they expect from House of Batteries."
To request VARTA EasyPack battery pack samples, or for additional information, visit www.houseofbatteries.com, email: sales@houseofbatteries, or call 800-432-3385.
About VARTA Microbattery, Inc.
Founded in 1887, and headquartered in Ellwangen, Germany, VARTA Microbattery is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of batteries and energy storage products supporting long life under extreme operating conditions. Their portfolio of rechargeable products includes Ni-MH, lithium button and cylindrical versions, while their primary products offering features button and cylindrical lithium, alkaline, zinc air, nickel zinc, and silver oxide batteries. VARTA Microbattery's products are widely employed in a broad array of OEM and retail markets including automotive, medical, computing, hearing aid, industrial and communications. From prototype to production quantities, VARTA Microbattery provides standard, modified-standard and custom battery solutions for virtually any application and equipment. The Company further reinvests a substantial portion of its revenue in research and development to ensure VARTA Microbattery continues its tradition of pioneering state-of-the-industry technologies.
About House of Batteries
House of Batteries is a manufacturer of highly customized as well as off-the-shelf energy solutions for portable and stationary products used in medical, defense, aerospace, industrial, and green energy markets. With a company history dating back to 1965, House of Batteries is one of the most experienced battery assembly/battery pack manufacturers and distributors in the United States. The company stocks over 2 million batteries and assembles over 200 thousand battery packs a month in its state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing facilities in Fountain Valley, CA and Mexico. The company is a Certified Woman Owned Company that is ITAR Registered, ISO 9001 Certified and provides UN, UL, and DOT testing and certification.
House of Batteries
10910 Talbert Ave
Fountain Valley, California 92708
Phone: (800) 432-3385 / (714) 962-7600 Fax: (714) 962-7644
Contact: Steve Hanley
VARTA Microbattery, Inc.
555 Theodore Fremd Ave.
Rye, NY 10580
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