Building batteries from scrap metal

16 June, 2017 by

Chinese scientists have transformed rusty stainless steel mesh into electrodes with outstanding electrochemical properties that make them ideal for potassium-ion batteries.

Maxim MAX17572 and MAX17574 Himalaya step-down DC-DC converters

14 June, 2017 by | Supplied by: Avnet Electronics Marketing

With the MAX17572 and MAX17574 Himalaya synchronous step-down DC-DC converters, designers can operate 4.5 to 60 V, as well as reduce power dissipation and solution size to comply with the IEC 61508 safety standard.

Hioki PW3390 power analyser

12 June, 2017 by | Supplied by: Power Parameters Pty Ltd

The Hioki PW3390 power analyser is suited to mains power frequency and power electronics, high-frequency power measurements such as solar and wind farms, variable speed drives and electric vehicles.

ABB MNS-Up power distribution and UPS system

09 June, 2017 by | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB's MNS-Up integrates uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and switchgear technologies into a single and compact system.

Quartz power for lithium-sulfur batteries

05 June, 2017 by

Swiss electrochemistry researchers have developed a method that could enable a breakthrough for the lithium-sulfur battery — a promising candidate for future energy storage devices.

Could sodium and magnesium replace lithium in batteries?

02 June, 2017 by

Swiss scientists are on a quest to find new materials which can be used in rechargeable batteries and eventually provide alternatives to lithium batteries.

Vicor BCM6123TD1E2663Txx fixed ratio DC-DC converter module

31 May, 2017 by | Supplied by: Vicor Corporation

The Vicor BCM6123TD1E2663Txx is a high-density, high-efficiency, fixed ratio DC-DC converter module in a ChiP package, which operates from a 384 VDC nominal input and delivers an isolated and safety extra low voltage (SELV) 24 V secondary output.

Omron S8BA series DC-DC UPS

26 May, 2017 by | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron's S8BA series of DC-DC uninterruptible power supplies is designed to produce a steady 24 VDC output for industrial computers and controllers.

Nanoalloys reduce the need for platinum in fuel cells

25 May, 2017 by

European researchers have shown that it is possible to significantly reduce the need for platinum in fuel cells through the development of a new type of nanocatalyst.

Wearable electronics could be powered by body motion

23 May, 2017 by

Researchers have been investigating the ability of triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) — small devices that convert movement into electricity — to create wearable electronics powered solely by the wearer's day-to-day body motion.

Electroplating cathodes creates powerful batteries

22 May, 2017 by

US and Chinese researchers have taken the same process that makes gold-plated jewellery or chrome car accents, known as electroplating, and applied it to lithium-ion battery cathodes.

'Printed solar' demonstration site opens

18 May, 2017 by

The University of Newcastle (UON) has officially unveiled its 100 m2 printed solar demonstration site, said to be the first in Australia and the third of its size in the world.

Battery controller for EVs under development

16 May, 2017 by | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics, Chinese R&D institute IMECAS and technology company EPOCH are partnering in the development and marketing of a battery management system for new energy vehicles (NEVs).

Membrane technology fills a gap for hydrogen-fuelled vehicles

09 May, 2017 by | Supplied by: CSIRO Head Office

CSIRO intends to fill a gap in the global energy technology chain by supplying fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) with low-emissions hydrogen sourced from Australia.

Tiny chip to extend battery life

08 May, 2017 by

Researchers have received a $50,000 grant to commercialise a chip that can make lower power electronics, like mobile phones, work more efficiently.

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