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Flexible lithium-ion battery shaped like the human spine

07 February, 2018

Researchers have developed a lithium-ion battery with impressive flexibility, high energy density and stable voltage, no matter how it is flexed or twisted.


Vicor ChiP DCM DC-DC converter for railway applications

07 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Vicor Corporation

Vicor has released its next generation of DCMs, with a family of wide input range (43–154 V), 36 x 23 mm ChiPs with power levels up to 240 W and 93% efficiency, targeted at rail transportation and infrastructure applications.


Maxim Integrated Products MAX17843 battery management system (BMS) for vehicles

05 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Avnet Electronics Marketing

Maxim is enabling a safe, smart car of the future with the MAX17843 battery management system (BMS) — a 12-channel, high-voltage, smart sensor data acquisition device featuring robust communications and comprehensive diagnostics.


Boosting solar fuel efficiency using microwires

24 January, 2018

Researchers have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to generate solar fuels, involving the direct conversion of energy from sunlight into a usable fuel.


Magellan Power ESU Series utility-scale energy storage

21 December, 2017 | Supplied by: Magellan Power

The Magellan Power ESU Series of utility-scale energy storage products combines smart functionality and connectivity with rugged power electronics to offer a flexible, programmable, durable and easy-to-install range of energy storage products for generation and distribution applications.


Mornsun TLAxx-03KCAN and TLAxx-03K485 3 W AC/DC converters with integrated transceivers

19 December, 2017 | Supplied by: DLPC Pty Ltd

The Mornsun TLAxx-03KCAN and TLAxx-03K485 series are 3 W AC/DC power supplies with integrated CAN or RS485 transceivers that take their power directly from the main AC or DC supply line (85–305 VAC/100–430 VDC) and can be used with either AC or DC in a dual-use application.


'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.


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