Power

CSIRO and Piotrek partner on solid-state batteries

17 September, 2019

CSIRO and Piotrek have partnered to develop the next generation of solid polymer electrolytes (SPEs) for lithium batteries.


Schneider Electric Easy UPS 3M

10 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric IT Australia

Schneider Electric has extended its uninterruptable power supply Easy UPS 3M product range with the addition of 120, 160 and 200 kVA models.


Silicon can harvest energy from heat

09 September, 2019

Silicon's ability to harvest energy from heat can be greatly increased while remaining mass-producible.


Maxim Integrated MAX17301 and MAX17311 one-cell fuel gauges

05 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Avnet Electronics Marketing

The MAX17301 and MAX17311 one-cell, pack-side ICs offer configurable settings for battery safety and allow fine-tuning of voltage and current thresholds based on various temperature zones.


The future of portable power

02 September, 2019 by Steven Keeping* | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics

Is a big leap in Li-ion battery technology around the corner, or does the technology represent only a waypoint on the journey to a power source offering far more time between recharges?


Selectronic SMPC480 SP PRO Series 2i 3.5 kW inverter

02 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Selectronic Australia Pty Ltd

Selectronic has added the SMPC480 3.5 kW model to its SP PRO Series 2i range to cater to the growing demand for smaller scale battery storage systems.


Used car batteries converted into energy storage systems

26 August, 2019

The repurposed 2 kWh units could be used in developing countries or isolated communities, with enough energy to power a small shop, farm holding or multiple residential homes.


Photovoltaic power could be produced from textiles

21 August, 2019

Pliable, textile-based solar cells could enable truck tarps to produce the electricity consumed by the driver when underway, or to power electronic systems used to locate trailers in shipping terminals.


Boosting solar cell performance as easy as 1-2-3

14 August, 2019

Adding a third ingredient to the light-capturing layer of an emerging solar cell technology can significantly improve all aspects of its energy-harvesting performance, according to researchers.


Faster production for battery electrodes

12 August, 2019

KIT researchers have produced electrodes for lithium-ion batteries at what they claim to be record speed, while also improving the quality of the electrodes and reducing production costs.


Deforming solar cells could improve efficiency

08 August, 2019

Solar cells and light-sensing technologies could be made more efficient by taking advantage of an unusual property that results from deformations and defects in their structures.


Sodium-ion batteries can be made using copper sulfide

02 August, 2019

Korean researchers have developed a new strategy for extending sodium-ion batteries' cyclability, using copper sulfide as the electrode material.


MORNSUN URB/VRB-J(M)D/T-3W ultrathin DC/DC converters

19 July, 2019 | Supplied by: Fairmont Marketing

The 3 W series offers both 4:1 and 2:1 ultrawide input voltage ranges, in surface mount and DIP mounting, with 1500 VDC isolation voltage and efficiencies up to 83%.


Inductive charging could shorten your phone's lifespan

16 July, 2019

The use of inductive charging, while highly convenient, risks depleting the life of mobile phones using typical lithium-ion batteries.


How do you prevent fracture in solid-state batteries?

15 July, 2019

Researchers used X-ray computed tomography to visualise in real time how cracks form near the edges of interfaces between materials in solid-state batteries.


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