Laptop Battery Standard

IEEE new standards has support of major companies.

In response to recent calls to make laptop battery systems more reliable and robust, the IEEE will revise its laptop battery standard, IEEE 1625. "The 1625 update will be a global effort," said Edward Rashba, manager, New Technical Programs at the IEEE-SA. "The leading laptop OEMs and battery manufacturers such as Apple, Dell, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, Panasonic, Sanyo and Sony have indicated strong interest to participate.

IEEE 1625 guides the industry in planning and implementing controls for battery design and manufacture. It also defines approaches for evaluating and qualifying such batteries, verifying their quality and reliability and educating and communicating with end users.

"In revising IEEE 1625 to further safeguard the reliability of these batteries," said Edward Rashba, Manager, New Technical Programs at the IEEE-SA, "We will 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."

The IEEE Standards Association (SA) develops consensus standards through an open process that brings diverse parts of an industry together. These standards set specifications and procedures based on current scientific consensus.For information on IEEE-SA see: http://standards.ieee.org/.


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