Balancing innovation with energy needs: the challenge for modern electronics 

The equipment that we use is also changing. The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) has driven developments in Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, and these now offer performance equal to more traditional sources of energy. High capacity is combined with smaller size and lighter weight, making them a popular solution for a variety of devices, from hand-held controllers to industrial vehicles. 

At the same time, innovations are increasing our need for energy. The latest electronic systems are enabling exciting advances such as the smart factory and the growth of advanced computing. As microprocessors become more complex, their appetite for energy increases. 

APEM’s role in energy-efficient design and HMI solutions 

Designers are faced with the challenge of delivering this new functionality while managing energy usage closely. All elements of the design play their part in creating an efficient system, including human-machine interfaces. Building upon its decades of expertise in manufacturing innovative HMI solutions for the most demanding industries, APEM has developed a range of ultra-efficient solutions for energy-conscious consumers. 

How the Q series enhances battery life and reduces power consumption 

Along with its range of switches, joysticks and controllers, APEM has developed the Q series of indicators. Using energy-efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs), the Q series has been designed to significantly extend the operating time of battery-powered electronics. This innovative option can reduce power consumption by up to an astounding 90%, allowing for longer device usage and contributing to overall energy efficiency. Available in a range of sizes and delivering high performance illumination, the Q series is an ideal solution for improving the endurance of today’s battery-powered equipment. 

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