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Tribute to ‘exemplary’ battery industry veteran Mike Weighall

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:08 -- John Shepherd
Tribute to ‘exemplary’ battery industry veteran Mike Weighall

Tribute has been paid to UK-based battery industry veteran Mike Weighall, who has died.

Weighall (pictured), who died on 7 March, spent most of his working career associated with the battery industry. He was technical manager for Cookson Entek / Entek International until 1998. 

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Launching: BEST Battery Reviews

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:16 -- News Editor
Launching: BEST Battery Reviews

The promised BEST battery testing service has arrived. We’re calling it BEST Battery Reviews (BBR). 

Says Mike McDonagh, BEST magazine’s technical editor, who’ll be heading up the service: “How practical is reading the advertising blurb of battery producers? Of what relevance are the endless tables of data found in manufacturers catalogues? How do you know how this battery will stand up in your application— under real conditions outside of IEC, JIS or ANSI standards? And what else are you looking for in a battery or charger which is not found in manufacturers’ data?”

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In-depth report exposes lithium-ion fake news

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:09 -- News Editor
In-depth report exposes lithium-ion fake news

A damning critique of some of the half-truths the lithium-ion battery industry has disseminated in technical media and online is presented in the summer’s issue of Batteries and Energy Storage Technology Magazine.

Written by Dr Mike McDonagh, the publication’s technical editor, the article, entitled True Li-es, pours cold water on some of the general claims made by the industry that have made it the chemistry of choice for large-scale energy storage projects— vital for the widespread introduction of renewables.

 

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