Who: Chris Cleary
From: Staco Energy Products
What: Lithium-Ion Battery UPS for Broadcast Applications
When: March 10, 2020 6:00 PM

Given some of the recent hoverboard and Samsung battery “events”, there is a lot of discussion about whether lithium-ion batteries are a safe solution for data center and broadcast applications. This presentation, pasted as a PDF below, discussed the evolution of the various lead-acid batteries currently available with a focus on the future of energy storage, especially lithium-ion. Our guest speaker weighed the trade-offs between the various lithium-ion chemistries, discussed how lithium batteries are constructed, explained what a battery management system is, which regulatory requirements should be considered, and fire-mitigation/safety concerns.

Fellowship and a light dinner started about 6:00 pm followed by organization business and Chris' presentation.  Thanks to Staco Energy Products for sponsoring dinner and Brian Oliger and our friends at Hubbard Radio for organizing and hosting our meeting.

Meeting Attendees

Mr. Peter Allen
Mr. Will Banker
Mr. Josh Bohn
Mr. Clark Brian
Mr. Matt Butcher
Mr. Chris Cleary
Mr. Robert Clinton
Mr. Steve Floyd
Mr. John Garziglia
Mr. Rafael Gonzalez
Mr. Gary Gottlieb
Mr. Brian Haywood
Mr. J. Eric Hoehn
Mr. David Kolesar
Mr. Kent Kramer
Mr. David Layer
Mr. Rick Marquez
Mr. Horace Murray
Mr. James Murray
Ms. Mariann O'Connor
Mr. Macie Ochman
Mr. Brian Oliger
Mr. Keshore Persaud
Mr. John Saunders
Mr. Jonathan Solomon
Mr. Fred Willard
Mr. John Younts