This week at LAVA, we had a board meeting where we discussed the new “Simple Overcharge Protection device for a phone” product that the LAVA team is currently working on. Product Background: LAVA Computer MFG designs and manufactures computing interfaces and devices – generally for commercial use (in applications where the end-user is generally unaware
Low-pressure molding is a relatively new process (to North Americans) that aims to encapsulate sensitive electronics using a polyamide material. The process was discovered in Germany in the 70’s as a result of the observed effectiveness of using hot melt glue (a polyamide) to strain relieve electrical connections on printed circuit boards (PCBs).
The original reason this project came through our doors was that SCI wanted to extend the life of the batteries in the tablets that are at the heart of their AED training kiosks. They asked Samsung for a solution and were referred to Lava and our battery modulation technology. It was then found that their
A typical USB power supply is rated at 5 volts nominal and a capacity of 1 to 2 amperes. The supply voltage will not be exactly 5 volts, but will vary depending on load (hence the amount of current being drawn). The voltage must never exceed 5.25 volts. A typical USB Power supply is rated
Yesterday, we had a telephone call from a long time POS Reseller of Lava here in Canada. Both companies had invested a lot of time in a potential sale to a customer four years ago and then the sale went dark. Not only that, but the Reseller had changed some internal sales programs so that
One of the main quirks when integrating a Samsung Tab 4 with any of our STS products (or Kiosk enclosures) has to do with booting up a Tab 4 from a power off state. Samsung’s design of the Tab 4’s internal boot sequence is such that both charging and booting end up being disabled whenever
Interesting meeting today – it was kind-of a mix of marketing and engineering. The meeting was really about sorting out the confusion (internal and probably mostly limited to me) wrt the new products based on our RBM (Reset, Battery Modulation) technology. I won’t get into an explanation of RBM here – that’s for another person/time/place.
Most mobile devices (including tablets) currently use built-in Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. These batteries have a high energy density, minimal memory effect, and low self-discharge. When using replaceable Lithium-ion batteries, only use a battery charger designed for this type of battery. Charging a Lithium-ion battery with the wrong charger can damage the battery, result in a