Wireless self-charging system uses NIR band

16 October, 2018 by

Researchers have developed a permanent, wireless self-charging platform for low-power wearable electronics by converting near-infrared band irradiation to electrical energy.

How to power wearables without sacrificing energy density

04 October, 2018 by | Supplied by: Fraunhofer IZM

Powering wearable sensors without wires calls for pliable batteries that can adapt to the specific material and deliver the power the system requires.

RECOM RAC05-K/277 and RAC05-K/480 series 5 W AC/DC modules

01 October, 2018 by | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

RECOM expands its low-power AC/DC portfolio with encapsulated 5 W power supplies, which operate up to +90°C. They accept input voltage lines of up to 305 VAC and offer peak power capability up to 6 W.

MORNSUN URB_S-10WR3 and VRB_S-10WR3 series R3 DC/DC converters

01 October, 2018 by | Supplied by: DLPC Pty Ltd

The 10 W URB_S-10WR3 and VRB_S-10WR3 series DC/DC converters offer a 4:1 and 2:1 wide input voltage range (9–36 V) and are available with regulated output voltages of 3.3, 5, 9, 12, 15 and 24 VDC.

Four-electron conversion achieved in lithium-air batteries

07 September, 2018 by

Chemists have resolved two of the most challenging issues surrounding lithium-oxygen batteries — and in the process created a battery with near 100% coulombic efficiency.

Dual-layer solar cell sets efficiency record

04 September, 2018 by

Materials scientists have developed a highly efficient thin-film solar cell that generates more energy from sunlight than typical solar panels, thanks to its double-layer design.

RECOM RKZE series DC/DC converters

04 September, 2018 by | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

RECOM has released the RKZE series, a solution for applications that require high isolation and operate in wide temperature ranges.

MORNSUN K78xx-2000R3 non-isolated DC/DC converter series

01 September, 2018 by | Supplied by: DLPC Pty Ltd

MORNSUN's switching regulator K78xx-2000R3 series is rated at 2 A in addition to the non-isolated DC-DC converter range and designed as a drop-in alternative for traditional 78xx series three-terminal linear regulators.

Campoona graphite shows promise in full-cell Li-ion batteries

30 August, 2018 by

Archer Exploration has collaborated with UNSW on the development of full-cell lithium-ion batteries, made with graphite from its mine in Campoona, South Australia.

Paper-based battery powered by bacteria

24 August, 2018 by

In an effort to bring portable power sources to remote parts of the world, US researchers have developed a new type of battery — made of paper and fuelled by bacteria.

Laser-scribed graphene improves sodium-ion battery capacity

17 August, 2018 by

Researchers have found a way to improve the capacity of sodium-ion batteries, bringing them closer to potentially succeeding lithium-ion batteries in mainstream use.

Hybrid energy storage system could charge EVs in seconds

16 August, 2018 by

A newly developed energy storage system, based on a nanomolecule that can store electric power or hydrogen gas, can be used as a flow battery or for hydrogen storage.

Phosphorus + microwaves = more efficient solar cells

10 August, 2018 by | Supplied by: Flinders University

Flakes of phosphorene, a 2D form of phosphorus only a few atoms thick, are being used to boost the energy capacity of dye-sensitised solar cells.

Powering the future of smart homes

09 August, 2018 by | Supplied by: Ultralife Corporation

Whether it's for security or leisure, tomorrow's IoT devices need consistent power.

More efficient production of battery materials

02 August, 2018 by | Supplied by: The University of Queensland

Pure Battery Technologies is commercialising a process to extract nickel and cobalt from low-grade ores more cheaply and effectively than current methods.

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