Self-charging battery developed

03 March, 2020

Researchers have developed a new type of battery that combines negative capacitance and negative resistance within the same cell, allowing the cell to self-charge without losing energy.

Waste heat could be used to power electronics

19 February, 2020

Japanese researchers have developed an energy-harvesting device that can convert environmental waste heat (such as that lost from the human body) into electricity.

Cybernet antimicrobial medical computer

14 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Cybernet Asia Co.,Ltd.

Cybernet's medical-grade computers have always featured a housing with antimicrobial properties baked directly into the resin and now offer a fully antimicrobial touch glass as well, so the entire device is 100% protected against the formation of bacteria.

Tandem solar cell efficiency closes in on 30%

10 February, 2020

Researchers have developed a solar cell, made of the semiconductors perovskite and silicon, that converts 29.15% of the incident light into electrical energy — believed to be a world record.

Delta Amplon RT series UPS

07 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Delta Electronics Industrial Automation

The Delta Amplon RT 1–20 kVA UPS range is a power solution for mission-critical ICT environments.

Potassium-ion batteries could be made safer

03 February, 2020

Scientists have developed a nonflammable electrolyte for potassium and potassium-ion batteries, for applications in next-generation energy-storage systems beyond lithium technology.

Longer running lithium–air batteries

15 January, 2020

Researchers are improving the performance of lithium–air batteries, bringing us closer to electric cars that can use oxygen to run longer before they need to recharge.

Lithium-sulfur batteries developed Down Under

09 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Monash University

Australian researchers are on the brink of commercialising what is claimed to be the world's most efficient lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery.

Carrier multiplication could boost solar cell efficiency

11 December, 2019

The findings have the potential to boost the photovoltaics and photodetector fields, and could improve the efficiency of solar cells to up to 46%.

MORNSUN PV150-29Bxx series DC/DC converters

10 December, 2019 | Supplied by: DLPC Pty Ltd

MORNSUN has released the PV150-29Bxx converter series for 150 W 250–1500 VDC applications. The series features 4 kVAC isolation with a wide-input 250–1500 VDC voltage range, with efficiencies of up to 84% @ 800 VDC input.

Traco Power THN 15 series 15 W DC/DC converters

05 December, 2019 | Supplied by: element14

Traco Power's THN 15 series high-performance 15 W DC/DC converters are enclosed in a shielded 1″ x 1″ x 0.4″ metal package. The design provides a fully integrated EN 55032 class A filter and no-load power consumption of 96–336 mW.

Nova Electric NGL130W-Series Rugged Pure Sinewave DC-AC/DC Inverters

05 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

Nova Electric's NGL130W-Series Rugged Pure Sinewave DC-AC/DC Inverters are specifically designed for harsh-environment applications wherever standard utility-like power is needed at 50, 60 or 400 Hz.

Traco Power TEL 10WI series isolated 10 W converters

04 December, 2019 | Supplied by: element14

Traco Power's TEL 10WI series is a range of isolated 10 W converters that come in an ultracompact DIP-16 metal package. The low-power DC/DC converters are designed to provide maximum miniaturisation without sacrificing high efficiency.

ITECH IT8600 series programmable combined AC/DC electronic load

02 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Fuseco Power Solutions Pty Ltd

ITECH's IT8600 series programmable combined AC/DC electronic load has a power rating of 1800, 3600 and 5400 W; a frequency range of 45–450 Hz; a voltage range of 15 V–260 Vrms and 50 V–420 Vrms; and a current range of 20, 40 and 60 Arms.

Perovskite solar cells could capture more electricity

28 November, 2019

Scientists have developed a method to analyse which pairs of materials in next-generation perovskite solar cells will harvest the most energy.

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