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Reliable Solutions for Intelligent Battery Cooling

Posted on November 14, 2018

We are all attached to our mobile equipment and devices, but we really don’t want them to be attached to anything, like a power cord.  This requirement for mobile power has put a lot of focus on reliable and long-life battery performance.  Batteries are temperature-sensitive devices: they don’t operate when it’s very cold. And when it’s very hot,...

What's Hot in Medical Devices...and How to Cool Them Down

Posted on October 12, 2018

Medical devices, like most devices these days, are becoming increasingly more digital. Just like the phone in your pocket or the computer on your desk, medical instrument companies are trying to find new ways to get more oomph out of their devices while making them smaller and less invasive. Achieving higher performance in a medical device in...

The Anatomy of the Battery

Posted on July 26, 2018

Have you ever had your phone turn off when it was cold, even with a fully charged battery?  Or remember the hoverboard scooters that had issues with the batteries overheating and causing fires? In both scenarios, sensitivity to temperature was the root cause for these malfunctions.

Heat Pipe Heritage: What Came First? The Chicken or the Egg?

Posted on July 12, 2018

Is anyone sure of the answer? And what does this have to do with heat pipe reliability? In the world of heat pipes, we often have to answer a similar question… do you have heritage?

Gamers now turning to Vapor Chambers for High Performance Thermal Management

Posted on July 09, 2018

Gamers out there have been buzzing over the new 2018 Razer Blade laptop.  We at ACT have been buzzing over the awesome shout outs to thermal management the laptop has been receiving in the mainstream media!

ACT’s CCHPs Surpass 25 Million Hours of Space Flight Heritage

Posted on June 04, 2018

The team at Advanced Cooling Technologies (ACT) is celebrating the significant milestone of 25 Million Hours of flawless flights for our Constant Conductance Heat Pipes (CCHPs).  ACT’s CCHPs have been providing reliable thermal management to orbiting satellites for many years, including the International Space Station and powerful NASA Weather...

Un "Lok"-ing the Thermal Bottle Neck in Military Chassis

Posted on May 14, 2018

It is well known that the largest thermal gradient in military chassis is located between the card and the frame.  For reference, in the typical military chassis, seen below, there are 3 primary thermal resistances:

Save Time with This ACT Contact Cheat Sheet

Posted on May 09, 2018

Been poking around Advanced Cooling Technologies website, looking at the cool stuff (pun intended), but not sure what the next step is?

5 Thermal Management Myths

Posted on March 29, 2018

Today’s design engineers often wear many hats, acting as much a project manager as they do a design engineer. 

Trends in the Satellite Industry: 2018 Satellite Conference Review

Posted on March 21, 2018