Power

Bacteria-powered batteries on a sheet of paper

17 January, 2017

US researchers have developed a bacteria-powered battery on a single sheet of paper that can power disposable electronics.


Vicor DCM in a VIA Package modular DC-DC converter

20 December, 2016 | Supplied by: Vicor Corporation

The Vicor DCM in a VIA Package is a ruggedised, modular DC-DC converter, operating from an unregulated, wide-range input to generate an isolated and regulated high-efficiency output with high power density.


The time for 1500 V PV systems has come

19 December, 2016 | Supplied by: DLPC Pty Ltd

What is a 1500 V system? It simply defines that the withstand voltage of cables, converters, inverters and other components used in PV systems increases from 1000 to 1500 V.


Wearable copper ribbons for harvesting and storing energy

16 December, 2016 | Supplied by: University of Wollongong

Scientists from the University of Wollongong have developed a flexible copper strip that could be the answer to powering electronic devices via the clothes we wear.


Vicor DCM in a ChiP package regulated DC-DC converter

05 December, 2016 | Supplied by: Vicor Corporation

The Vicor DCM in a ChiP package is an isolated, regulated DC-DC converter, operating from an unregulated, wide range input to generate an isolated DC output.


Mean Well HLG-600H AC/DC LED driver

05 December, 2016 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

The Mean Well HLG-600H is a 600 W AC/DC LED driver that features dual mode constant voltage and constant current output.


Why batteries have started catching fire so often

30 November, 2016 by Richard Andrew Williams, Heriot-Watt University

All our lives we have relied on batteries in everything from mobile phones and cars to hand torches, but confidence in the technology has deteriorated of late.


Phoenix Contact TRIO2G AC-UPS

09 November, 2016 | Supplied by: Phoenix Contact Pty Ltd

The Phoenix Contact TRIO2G AC-UPS delivers uninterruptible AC power and incorporates a UPS module and battery in the one housing to help save on space.


Clothing could power smartphones with solar energy

12 October, 2016

Chinese scientists have reported the first fibres suitable for weaving into tailorable textiles that can capture and release solar energy.


Rohde & Schwarz HMC8015 power analyser

29 September, 2016 | Supplied by: Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) Pty Ltd

The R&S HMC8015 power analyser is a compact tester for AC/DC load and standby current characterisation that enables measurements without additional tools such as a computer or remote infrastructure.


RECOM mini power supplies for smart home/office applications

29 September, 2016 | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

RECOM's 2 and 3 W AC/DC power supplies are specially designed to power smart building infrastructure 24/7 by offering compact sizes for easy installation, low standby power consumption (35 mW) and full household (IEC/EN60335), CE (LVD+EMC+RoHS2) and industrial safety certifications (IEC/EN/UL60950).


Solar cells merged with a liquid battery

28 September, 2016

US researchers have been seeking a solution to a fundamental limitation of solar cells: the dark of the night.


'Pescoelectric' energy harvesters for self-powered electronics

26 September, 2016

Researchers from India's Jadavpur University have explored recycling fish by-products into an energy harvester for self-powered electronics.


Wearable electronics powered by body heat

21 September, 2016

US researchers have developed a design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics.


Tesla’s batteries have reached their limit — here’s how they could go further

13 September, 2016 by Vivek Nair, Lancaster University

Tesla boss Elon Musk has admitted that the current design and chemistry of the Tesla battery means this is quite close to the theoretical limits that it can achieve. From here it will become exponentially harder to increase the amount of energy a battery of the same size can store. So where could Tesla and other electric vehicle manufacturers go next?


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