Power

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?


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.


New battery design for the 5G world

09 July, 2019

A newly created formula more than doubles the energy a battery can carry without changing the weight, according to its designers.


ADEL System DIN rail UPS power supplies

08 July, 2019 | Supplied by: ADM Instrument Engineering Group

The ADEL System range of DIN rail mount DC UPS power supplies incorporate a DIN rail mounting switchmode power supply and UPS controller into a single unit. Users can also buy a maintenance-free battery pack and holder to create a fully integrated UPS solution.


DuPont Fortasun solar silicones

11 June, 2019 | Supplied by: DuPont (Aust) Limited

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions has announced DuPont Fortasun solar silicones — a product line that features sealants, adhesives, potting agents, encapsulants and electrically conductive adhesives.


Schneider Electric Galaxy VS UPS

06 June, 2019 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric has introduced the Galaxy VS — an efficient, modular, easy-to-deploy, 10–100 kW, three-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) designed to meet the critical power requirements of IT, commercial and industrial facilities.


Textile Lithium Battery offers high energy density and flexibility

05 June, 2019

Hong Kong researchers have developed a 'Textile Lithium Battery' that offers a stable, durable and safe energy supply for wearable electronics.


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