Wind power competition

15 April, 2009

The Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University is this year hosting the student competition project Wind Turbine Power Maximiser.

Xantrex XTR series programmable DC power supplies

14 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Powerbox Australia Pty Ltd

Powerbox has introduced the XTR series of programmable DC power supplies from Xantrex.

Data centre supply

14 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Eaton Electrical (Australia) Pty Ltd

Eaton Corporation has available Powerware enclosure power distribution units (ePDU).

Improved fuel cell

14 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Rittal Pty Ltd

Rittal has unveiled its RiCell 5 kW fuel cell system.

Murata power supplies

08 April, 2009 | Supplied by: RS

Murata has introduced three PICMG 2.11-compliant CompactPCI power supplies.

Plugpacks and power supplies

08 April, 2009 | Supplied by: http://www.altronics.com.au

Altronic Distributors has expanded its range of consumer plugpacks and power supplies to cater for the updated requirements of regulatory bodies in Australia. The Powertran range includes both AC to AC and AC to DC adapters in a variety of voltage and current outputs. These include 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 18, 24 V models, from 250 mA up to 5.4 A.

Modular power protection

06 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric IT Australia

APC by Schneider Electric has released the Symmetra PX48, the second generation of its Symmetra PX all-in-one redundant power protection UPS system for data centres.


06 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Altronic Distributors Pty Ltd


Solar research powers up

01 April, 2009

Supplier for the solar power industry, Germany’s Roth & Rau AG will set up a silicon solar cell production line at the University of NSW. It will be the first solar research and development facility of its kind in Australia.

Powerstax power supplies

01 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Westek Electronics Pty Ltd

Powerstax has released the A-01601 family of 160 W, ultra-high-power density single output power supplies.

Grants to help medical developments

27 March, 2009

National Instruments says it will continue its investment to further medical device development by offering software and training grants in 2009.

Battery development wins funding

20 March, 2009

More than US$2 billion has been earmarked for motor vehicle battery research as part of the US$787 billion economic stimulus and recovery package announced by US President Obama.

Taiwan solar revenues double

25 February, 2009

Taiwan’s manufacturers of solar cells used to generate electricity reported more than doubled revenues in the third quarter of 2008.

Study into organic solar cells

16 February, 2009

IMEC and Plextronics, a company specialising in printed solar, lighting and other organic electronics, have signed an agreement to collaborate on materials and inks for organic solar cells.

Energy-harvesting radios remove the need for batteries

08 January, 2009

Engineers and a semiconductor manufacturer are developing an energy-harvesting radio that could transmit data without ever needing a change of batteries.

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