Author Archives: Davide

Remembering Coda Automotive

It is always a pleasure to talk to people who contact Elithion with inquiries; with one noticeable exception: Coda Automotive. Two years ago, we got a call from the Senior VP of Engineering at Coda Automotive. If memory serves, the … Continue reading

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Hired Steve Mayer as General Manager

It is my pleasure to announce that today Elithion hired Steve Mayer as the General Manager. Steve will be responsible for management, business development and mechanical engineering. Steve was the Senior Project Manager at EEtrex since 2008, where he lead … Continue reading

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EEtrex: the end of an era

EEtrex (a company with which Elithion has some indirect connections) is in bad shape. On Wednesday it laid off a great number of employees, leaving only a skeleton crew in place. One of the people who lost her job was … Continue reading

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Enerdel battery blocks with BMS

In cooperation with Enerdel, Elithion now offers 1.5 kWh, 48 V Enerdel battery blocks with and integral BMS board, ready for easy inclusion in your high performance traction pack for a race EV. One to 16 modules may be used … Continue reading

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“Battery Power Management for Portable Devices” (Yevgen Barsukov and Jinrong Qian) , review

It has been my great pleasure to read a pre-release version of the book “Battery Power Management for Portable Devices“, by TI scientists Yevgen Barsukov and Jinrong Qian, and to then write a foreword for it. The book will come … Continue reading

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Unlike Dreamliner battery, Elithion batteries are safe

The only way that a battery manufacturer can insure the safety of a battery is if a switch is included in the battery and the BMS has full control of that switch. The Li-ion batteries in the Dreamliner do include … Continue reading

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Boeing Dreamliner Li-ion battery fire

The entire fleet of Boeing Dreamliner aircrafts is grounded, because of a fire in a Lithium-ion battery. What do we know about the cause of that fire? The cells: LPV65, made by GS Yuasa. Small prismatic, metal case, safety vents … Continue reading

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“Short Discharge Time”: a tool to compare cells and batteries in power applications

When selecting cells for a power battery, it is useful to have the ability to quickly compare various cell technologies, and calculate the resulting pack resistance and efficiency, independently of capacity, voltage or chemistry. Here we propose a way of … Continue reading

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Elithion: four years and counting

Four years ago today we chose the name “Elithion” (meaning “Electronics for Lithium ion”); we immediately grabbed the “Elithion.com” domain, and Elithion was born. The formation of an LLC was completed 9 days later. Today, Elithion is a small but … Continue reading

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Too small to fail

Over the years, various times companies designing a product asked us whether we would be able to ramp up production of our BMS to meet their production plan. We assured them we could, yet we did not get many orders … Continue reading

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