Are we running out of lithium-ion battery materials?

20 October, 2017 by

US researchers have sent out their assurance that the key materials that make up lithium-ion batteries are likely to have sufficient supply to meet the anticipated long-term demand — so long as we start planning now.

'Air-breathing' sulfur battery provides low-cost energy storage

18 October, 2017 by

US scientists have created what they describe as an 'air-breathing battery' — powered by sulfur, air, water and salt — that can store twice as much energy as a lead-acid battery.

Three aspirations for long-distance EVs

02 October, 2017 by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman | Supplied by: IDTechEx

When it comes to the electric vehicle (EV), all the publicity currently goes towards the race to make regular and premium cars with longer range.

RECOM RP-xx06S and RxxP06S DC/DC converters for fast-switching GaN drivers

01 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

RECOM has developed two isolated 1 W DC/DC converter series, RP-xx06S and RxxP06S, offering an output voltage of 6 V.

Lithium-ion batteries created at QUT

21 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: QUT

Queensland University of Technology has established a facility capable of manufacturing rechargeable lithium-ion batteries — the first in Australia at a commercial scale, according to QUT Professor Peter Talbot.

Just add water: lithium-ion batteries without explosive risks

15 September, 2017 by

US researchers have developed a lithium-ion battery that uses a water-salt solution as its electrolyte, without the fire and explosive risks associated with some commercially available non-aqueous lithium-ion batteries.

Maxim Integrated MAX77756 flexible buck converter

15 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: Avnet Electronics Marketing

Developers of multicell, USB Type-C products that need high current, dual input and I²C support now have a flexible option with the MAX77756 24 V, 500 mA, low quiescent current (Iq) buck converter from Maxim Integrated.

RECOM RAC05-K series 5 W AC/DC converters

13 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

RECOM has developed a 5 W AC/DC converter, the RAC05-K series, in a tiny 1″ x 1″ package, offering a power density of 7.7 W/in3.

LG Chem RESU series lithium-ion batteries

04 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: LG Chem Energy Solution Company

LG Chem has introduced the RESU series to the Australian market, offering users high- and low-voltage battery options that give home owners the ability to self-consume solar-generated energy throughout peak electricity times after sunset.

Stretchable fuel cells for sweat-powered wearables

31 August, 2017 by

US engineers have developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat, which they can use to power electronics such as LEDs and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radios.

Phoenix Contact PV sets with surge protection for MPP tracking

24 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: Phoenix Contact Pty Ltd

Phoenix Contact now offers PV sets that combine two MPP (maximum power point) trackers for surge protection.

Creating electrocatalysts for zinc-air batteries

22 August, 2017 by

Researchers have solved what is said to be one of the biggest stumbling blocks preventing zinc-air batteries from overtaking conventional lithium-ion batteries as the power source of choice in electronic devices.

EPCOS metal oxide disk varistors

17 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: EPCOS

TDK Corporation's leaded EPCOS metal oxide disk varistors have been approved for an increased operating temperature of 105°C, up from 85°C.

RECOM RxxP21503D series DC/DC converters for next-gen SiC MOSFETs

15 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

RECOM recently introduced a 2 W DC/DC converter series specially designed to power the latest generation of SiC MOSFETs.

Bendable batteries in the human body

14 August, 2017 by

Researchers from Fudan University have engineered bendable batteries, suitable for implantation in the human body, which can run on body-inspired liquids such as a normal IV saline solution and a cell-culture medium.

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