Batteries: SF IEEE IAS Chapter in March:

Monthly Meeting - March 25, 2014

Maximizing Battery Reliability and Life in Standby Power Backup Applications
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John Kim of EnerSys

The reliability of battery backup systems is critical in maintaining the robustness of infrastructure. Telecommunications, UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply), and Utility sectors all rely on battery power backup systems to communicate, control, and power mission critical equipment. This presentation will identify and understand the variables that can affect the lead acid battery’s reliability and life. It will also examine the pros and cons of alternate battery systems. Click the "Read More" to register for the event.

Biography: John Kim has been in the standby battery industry for over 25 years. Currently, John is a Director of Technical Marketing at EnerSys. He has written numerous papers and presented at many industry related conferences including Battcon, Doble, Eurobat, Intelec, Infobatt, and IEEE chapter meetings. His battery background includes R&D, manufacturing, product management, and technical support. He is also knowledgeable in battery selection, specification, maintenance, and troubleshooting. John received both BS in Materials Engineering and MS in Engineering Management from Drexel University. 

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 Meeting Agenda:
5:30 pm (Arrival/relax time)
6:00 pm (Presentation)
7:00 pm (Dinner)


Annual Seminar - A Success!! (photos & links) February 28, 2014

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 A good audience
Gary Fox is amazed (mesmerized)!
Volunteers make the world go round
Two books and a thumbdrive
High quality presenters (Halley Fitzpatrick & Rick Miller), and Chairman Jim Avery
Yet, even more high quality presenters (Eric Leber & Ron France)


Vendor booths

When you thought it wasn't possible

Even more high quality presenters (Mike Stone & John Taecker).  

The code of the future, covered.

Thank you all for attending!
See you next year. 

A special thanks to our volunteers Jack Lin, Jim Avery, Gary Fox, Bob Formicola, Finn Schenck, Brandon Yee, Elizabeth Waldren, Benjamin Rosenfeld, Jamie Fox, Ali Vakili, Ray Holstead, Nick Weil, and Sonny Siu