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Methode Electronics Power Solutions Group to Exhibit at Advanced Automotive Battery Conference February 6 to 10

January 17, 2012

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/12 -- Methode Electronics Power Solutions Group, a division of Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), today announced it will be exhibiting at the upcoming Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) held February 6 to10, 2012, in Orlando, Florida. AABC is the focal meeting place for leaders in the battery, automotive, transportation, military and storage industries. AABC focuses on battery technology for EV, PHEV and other alternative energy solutions while providing real time practical and applied information for OEM's, designers, development, compliance and marketing experts.

Methode Power Solutions Group will have a significant presence at AABC this year, emphasizing its industry leading technologies, products and a global manufacturing footprint. As a Tier 1 and 2 automotive supplier, the group's in-house capabilities include powder coating, plating, machining, forming, hardware design, thermal modeling, software development, assembly, manufacture and testing of component and assembled sub-systems and system products. Methode Power Solutions Group offers battery and automotive and transportation based customers a certified, experienced partner who will meet their power component and sub-system requirements with the highest level of quality.

Highlighted in the exhibit booth this year will be four primary product and technology exhibits including:

Battery, Inverter, Vehicle system Power Distribution:

  • Laminated, machined, powder coated and plated bus bars
  • Extremely flexible high voltage power cable and assemblies
  • High current low mV drop, low insertion force power contacts and connectors
  • Thermal management (liquid chill plates, heat sinks)
  • J1772 SAE Level 1,2, UL approved charge connector and cable harness

Power Electronics for vehicle charging, battery safety and power management

  • High power and control electronics design, development and manufacturing
  • On-Board Charger Modules (OBCM) from 5kW up through 50kW
  • Inverger®- Integrated, Bi-Directional Inverter Charger, 7.2kW
  • Battery Disconnect (BDU) and Power Distribution (PDU) sub-systems
  • Battery management system (BMS) hardware and software communications
  • Stationary storage systems: Lithium Ion cell technology

Strategic Partner Capabilities

  • UPE heavy and extreme heavy copper PCB's, integrated signal and power electronic circuits
  • SBE Power Ring Film Capacitors?, which provide the highest possible ripple current per capacitance for DC link applications

Product Integration Design and Manufacturing

  • Complete power systems for charging to and from grid or home and auxiliary equipment
  • Power storage systems using latest Lithium Ion cell technology
  • Integrated bus bar, capacitor and IGBT modules for next generation inverter topologies

Visit the Methode Power Solutions Group booth 203 at AABC 2012, at the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate, Florida, February 6 to 10, 2012. For more information about the conference, please visit

About Methode Electronics, Inc. Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in China, Germany, India, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. We design, manufacture and market devices employing electrical, electronic, wireless, safety radio remote control, sensing and optical technologies to control and convey signals through sensors, interconnections and controls. Our business is managed on a segment basis, with those segments being Automotive, Interconnect, Power Products and Other. Our components are in the primary end markets of the automobile, computer, information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communication systems, consumer electronics, appliances, aerospace vehicles and industrial equipment industries. Further information can be found on Methode's Web site

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