Phoenix Contact PV sets with surge protection for MPP tracking

24 August, 2017 | 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

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 | 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 | 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

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.

Bacteria-powered batteries activated by human spit

10 August, 2017

US researchers have developed a battery activated by human spit, which can be used in extreme conditions where normal batteries don't function.

Solar-powered sunglasses tell you the temperature and more

07 August, 2017

German researchers have added organic solar cells to sunglasses, creating the first in what could be a new generation of consumer-oriented mobile applications with integrated solar technology.

MORNSUN URF48xxQB-100WR3 18–75 V ultrawide input voltage DC/DC converter

01 August, 2017 | Supplied by: DLPC Pty Ltd

MORNSUN's latest 100 W DC/DC converter, the URF48xxQB-100WR3 series, has ultrawide input voltage of 18–75 V and can be widely used in industrial control, communication, electrical generation and railway applications.

Natural molecule could speed up battery recharging

01 August, 2017

German researchers have found that the porphyrin molecule, on which chlorophyll, blood and vitamin B12 are based, can be used as an electrode material that speeds up the charging process of rechargeable batteries.

How to make batteries that last (almost) forever

27 July, 2017 by Raja Jurdak, CSIRO and Brano Kusy, CSIRO

When a battery runs low it usually needs to be manually recharged, but new approaches are being developed to help this energy source last indefinitely.

Wurth Electronics Energy Harvesting Solution To Go Kit

14 July, 2017 | Supplied by: X-on Electronic Services

The Wurth Electronics Energy Harvesting Solution To Go Kit is a complete solution that allows developers to add energy harvesting, energy management and storage to their application. The kit features an energy harvesting board and an Energy Micro Giant Gecko Starter Kit.

Tesla to supply world's largest Li-ion battery to SA wind farm

10 July, 2017 by Lauren Davis

The world's largest lithium-ion battery will be housed at the Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown, SA, where it will provide stability services for renewable energy and emergency back-up power if a shortfall in energy is predicted.

Premier Batteries jumpstart powerbank

07 July, 2017 | Supplied by: Premier Batteries Pty Ltd

Premier Batteries' jumpstart powerbank will start a car wherever it is. This means there is no needs to look for jumper leads and another vehicle to help, just simply connect to the battery and start.

RECOM RAC01-G and RAC02-G series AC/DC converters

01 July, 2017 | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

The RAC01-G (1 W) and RAC02-G (2 W) series converters were specially designed to continuously and efficiently power smart building infrastructures. They accept a broad nominal input voltage range from 100 to 240 VAC for worldwide use.

Screen-printed batteries for portable devices

30 June, 2017

Technology from battery energy storage firm Printed Energy could result in the realisation of ultrathin, flexible, screen-printed batteries for cheap portable devices and intermittent renewable energy.

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