Blog: Rich Byczek

Lithium-Ion Battery Safety
11 October 2016

Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Mitigating Risk and Ensuring Quality More…

The Balancing Act of Hoverboard Safety
10 May 2016

The Balancing Act of Hoverboard Safety

Certification Options for the U.S. Under UL 2272 More…

Changes Proposed to ENERGY STAR® BCS Products
05 December 2013

Changes Proposed to ENERGY STAR® BCS Products

On November 22, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued notice stating their intentions of eliminating the ENERGY STAR® specifications for Battery Charging Systems. So, what does this mean for you as a manufacturer? More…

Global Growth in the Lithium-ion Battery Industry: Investigating the Opportunity in Argentina
20 March 2013

Global Growth in the Lithium-ion Battery Industry: Investigating the Opportunity in Argentina

The lithium-ion battery industry is predicted to reach $22.5 billion in 2016, according to recent report. More…

Certification to UL 2202 - Part II
15 February 2013

Certification to UL 2202 - Part II

An EV battery charger is typically AC in/DC out, and provides charging voltage directly to the vehicle battery. These systems are typically used to provide higher power levels and thereby faster charging than the onboard chargers. More…

Certification to UL 2202 - Part I
14 February 2013

Certification to UL 2202 - Part I

There are several design types or protocols for DC chargers, all of which can be tested and listed according to UL 2202 and NEC requirements. One common system currently deployed in the U.S. is the CHAdeMO Quick Charger. More…

The New Standard for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) - Part II
18 December 2012

The New Standard for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) - Part II

Following the much-anticipated revision of SAE J1772, the new North American safety standard for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and electric vehicle (EV) conductive charge couplers in October 2012... More…

The New Standard for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) - Part I
14 December 2012

The New Standard for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) - Part I

The new revision of SAE J1772 provides critical design guidelines for charging controls and connectors used to charge plug-in vehicles... More…