'Safety batteries' designed to break apart during car accidents

18 December, 2017

US researchers have lowered the risk of a lithium-ion battery failing during a car accident by adding slits as perforations along the electrodes.

Ready, set, GO — graphene oxide batteries under development

13 December, 2017 | Supplied by: Flinders University

With the help of a $3.45 million CRC-P grant, Australian researchers are partnering with industry to commercialise batteries based on graphene oxide (GO).

Solid sodium battery has improved storage and safety

29 November, 2017

Seeking to satisfy the growing demand for light, powerful and long-lasting batteries, Swiss researchers have developed an initial prototype of a solid sodium battery with the potential to store extra energy.

Gone in 60 seconds: five ways next-gen ultrafast-charging EV batteries are about to change everything

27 November, 2017 by Robert A Rango, President and CEO, Enevate Corp*

A big change is on the horizon: a new generation of batteries for electric vehicles that can get a significant charge in five minutes.

Charge your electric vehicle in five minutes

08 November, 2017

HD-Energy technology for electric vehicles (EVs), from lithium-ion battery technology manufacturer Enevate, features fast charging in only five minutes with high-energy density and long driving range up to 390 km — or 80 km with a 60-second charge.

Making order out of disorder with new lithium cathodes

31 October, 2017

Californian scientists have reported major progress in the development of cathodes made with so-called 'disordered' materials, which could lead to a promising new type of lithium-ion battery.

Are we running out of lithium-ion battery materials?

20 October, 2017

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

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 | 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 | 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.

Maxim Integrated MAX77756 flexible buck converter

15 September, 2017 | 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.

Just add water: lithium-ion batteries without explosive risks

15 September, 2017

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.

RECOM RAC05-K series 5 W AC/DC converters

13 September, 2017 | 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 | 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.

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