Performing battery run-down tests

12 August, 2011 by Bob Zollo | Supplied by: Keysight Technologies Australia Pty Ltd

Of all of the specifications of a battery-powered device, the battery run time is key. Every user wants their device to run longer on a charge. Therefore, to know the run time of your device is important, not only to represent the device to the end user, but as a means of knowing if improvements in power management within the device are successful at increasing battery run time.

California Instruments CSW power supplies

09 August, 2011 | Supplied by: Westek Electronics Pty Ltd

The California Instruments CSW power supplies are programmable for tests including full compliance testing to many EMC and avionics standards.

Emerson Network Power DCH5 USB wall mount AC-DC adapters

04 August, 2011 | Supplied by: Emerson Network Power

A range of 5 W USB wall mount AC-DC adapters, the DCH5 series, is based on an all-in-one design, which eliminates the need for dedicated power cable attachments and connectors.

Yokogawa WT1800 precision power analyser

01 August, 2011 | Supplied by: Yokogawa Australia Pty Ltd

The WT1800 precision power analyser is the latest addition to Yokogawa's range of digital power measuring instruments.

Littelfuse AK15 transient voltage suppressor device range

27 July, 2011 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

Littelfuse has introduced its AK15 series of transient voltage suppressor devices to prevent the destruction of electronic gear from high-energy transients.

Powerbox SM3300 power supplies series

21 July, 2011 | Supplied by: Powerbox Australia Pty Ltd

The SM3300 series power supplies are available in four models. The SM18-220 offers 0 to 18 V from 0 to 220 A, the SM66-AR-110 offers autoranging outputs from 0 to 33 V at 0 to 110 A or 0 to 66 V over 0 to 55 A, the SM330-AR-22 offers autoranging outputs from 0 to 165 V at 0 to 22 A or 0 to 330 V over 0 to 11 A while the SM660-AR-11 delivers autoranging outputs of 0 to 330 V over 0 to 11 A or 0 to 660 V at 0 to 5.5 A.

‘Nanoscoops’ may lead to better vehicle batteries

12 July, 2011

A type of nanomaterial developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the US could be the next generation of high-power rechargeable lithium (Li)-ion batteries for electric vehicles, as well as batteries for laptop computers, mobile phones and other portable devices.

Solar array powering ahead

12 July, 2011

The University of Queensland’s $7.75 million solar power system at St Lucia has reached a milestone, with installation completed on one of the project’s most visible components.

Jaycar notebook power supply

10 July, 2011 | Supplied by: Jaycar Electronics Pty Ltd

This is a notebook or alternative-use DC power supply that can provide 13-24 VDC at 3.5 A from a voltage of 12 to 13.8. The device is supplied with a 10 A fused car socket, the power cord can be wrapped and stored within the power pack’s housing and seven attachments for Apple, Compaq, Dell, HP, IBM, ACER and Toshiba are supplied.

Jaycar iPad charger

09 July, 2011 | Supplied by: Jaycar Electronics Pty Ltd

A single outlet car charger for iPad/iPhone/iPod plugs into the car’s cigarette lighter outlet and charges Apple devices while driving.

Improving solar cells with the microelectronics toolbox

07 July, 2011

To make solar energy generation cost-effective, the PV industry has to reduce its manufacturing costs well below 1 euro/Wp. This holds for all PV technologies.

Trusting the battery in critical situations

10 June, 2011 by Isidor Buchmann | Supplied by: Cadex Electronics Inc

A battery is a corrosive device that begins to fade the moment it comes off the assembly line. The stubborn and unpredictable behaviour of a battery has left many users in awkward situations.

Eaton 5PX line-interactive UPS

01 June, 2011 | Supplied by: Eaton Corporation

The 5PX line-interactive UPS has a power factor of 0.9 that enables it to protect more devices.

International Rectifier IRS2548D power supply control IC

29 May, 2011 | Supplied by: Avnet Electronics Marketing

International Rectifier has introduced the IRS2548D switched mode power supply control IC for energy-efficient applications for high-power LED illumination including street, stadium and theatrical lighting.

Emerson Network Power NPS6x-M power supply range

27 May, 2011 | Supplied by: Vertiv Australia Pty Ltd

The latest additions to Emerson Network Power’s portfolio of NPS6x-M series 60 W convection-cooled open-frame AC-DC power supplies are available. The NPS62-M has a 5 VDC output and can deliver up to 11 A, while the NPS65-M has a 24 VDC output and can deliver up to 2.5 A. The output voltage of each power supply can be adjusted by plus or minus 20%.

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