Recharge Your Batteries with The Right Sensor.

Our work and life (balance) is full of stressful flashes, but when it seems like everything is happening all at once, it can really drain our emotional and physical batteries.

Work-Life balance burnout is a special type of WORK (design the battery circuit) – LIFE (enjoy the battery function as an energy source) related stress — a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and a bit of deformation.

Therefore it’s important that we will take time off  regularly to recharge and monitor our own internal batteries or the external batteries around us.

Did you know that a battery malfunction can happen and when it does it can be stressful. Ouch!

A few questions we should ask ourselves:

  • Has the battery become critical at work? Life? (Yes/No/Maybe)
  • Do you have trouble getting the object based Li-ion battery started?
  • Have you become impatient with the electronics that are based on batteries?
  • Do you or your electric car/bicycle or gadget lack the energy to be consistently productive?
  • Do you find it hard to concentrate when the low battery indicator blinks so often?
  • Do you lack satisfaction from the performances of your batteries?
  • Are you using to other energy sources as electric cables to feel better or to simply not feel the symptoms of lithium-ion batteries fatigue?
  • Have your habits changed due to the batteries that you are using? (Running, Hiking, Hunting, Fishing etc.)
  • Do you or the people around you feel little or no control over the electronic device or gadget that depends on its own batteries.

If you answered yes to any of these questions, your battery (internal or external) may be experiencing job burnout.

Consider installing a strain gage and temperature sensor, because these conditions or symptoms can also be related to the health conditions of the battery, such as fatigue, overcharge or misuse.

DYK that Advanced Sensors Technology strain gages and temperature sensors have two vital roles in the design and use of batteries by helping to improve the flexibility, longevity, and safety of batteries, especially Li-ion? One is part of a circuit monitoring the battery health by detecting a swollen battery and temperature while the second is using high resistance strain gage ( ~ 5K ohm or more)  to maximize and optimize the use of the battery in application of force measurements.

While designing a force sensor circuit, we need sometimes to shake things up a bit to get refreshed and reenergized. So, let’s try something different since we already see lithium-ion batteries used in practically almost every high-tech applications.

We need to remember that battery (job) burnout can result from various elements, including:

  • Extremes of physical activity.
  • Unclear design or performance expectations.
  • Lack of self-control.
  • Dysfunctional battery circuit dynamics.
  • Charge-Discharge imbalance. ( SOC = State of Charge)

Most batteries – especially Li-Ion – that exist today in the market have longer cycle durations than in the past and much longer shelf life, meaning that the batteries can be charged and discharged hundreds or even thousands of times before we start to see any significant decline in the efficiency and performance. One of the main weakness of the modern Li-ion battery is that when they experience any kind of stress they start to be unsafe, very similar to the effect of feeling burned out at work. For this reason, any device, electrical bicycle, EV automobile or airplane using lithium-ion cells should include pressure and temperature sensing circuitry that can monitor and detect these vital signs enough time in advance and alarm the user or even shut the battery down.

So we can think about several reasons why your Li-ion battery can swell?



  • One common reason is overcharging of the battery, which initiates an unwanted chemical reaction.
  • A manufacturer’s defect or as more known as factory defect – The battery leaves the production floor already defective.
  • Exposure to extremely high temperature during the supply chain journey or while using the electronic device.
  • Extreme discharge of the cells inside the battery.
  • Mistreatment of the battery by the end user.

Advanced Sensors strain gauges are available in 5000 ohms and above to maximize battery life and minimize replacement or recharge intervals.

Like many things in life, if it can be measured you’ll find our Advanced Sensors strain gauges!


Temperature and Strain Foil Sensors for Li-ion Batteries (Video)







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Yuval Hernik

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