Natural molecule could speed up battery recharging

01 August, 2017

German researchers have found that the porphyrin molecule, on which chlorophyll, blood and vitamin B12 are based, can be used as an electrode material that speeds up the charging process of rechargeable batteries.

How to make batteries that last (almost) forever

27 July, 2017 by Raja Jurdak, CSIRO and Brano Kusy, CSIRO

When a battery runs low it usually needs to be manually recharged, but new approaches are being developed to help this energy source last indefinitely.

Wurth Electronics Energy Harvesting Solution To Go Kit

14 July, 2017 | Supplied by: X-on Electronic Services

The Wurth Electronics Energy Harvesting Solution To Go Kit is a complete solution that allows developers to add energy harvesting, energy management and storage to their application. The kit features an energy harvesting board and an Energy Micro Giant Gecko Starter Kit.

Tesla to supply world's largest Li-ion battery to SA wind farm

10 July, 2017 by Lauren Davis

The world's largest lithium-ion battery will be housed at the Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown, SA, where it will provide stability services for renewable energy and emergency back-up power if a shortfall in energy is predicted.

Premier Batteries jumpstart powerbank

07 July, 2017 | Supplied by: Premier Batteries Pty Ltd

Premier Batteries' jumpstart powerbank will start a car wherever it is. This means there is no needs to look for jumper leads and another vehicle to help, just simply connect to the battery and start.

RECOM RAC01-G and RAC02-G series AC/DC converters

01 July, 2017 | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

The RAC01-G (1 W) and RAC02-G (2 W) series converters were specially designed to continuously and efficiently power smart building infrastructures. They accept a broad nominal input voltage range from 100 to 240 VAC for worldwide use.

Screen-printed batteries for portable devices

30 June, 2017

Technology from battery energy storage firm Printed Energy could result in the realisation of ultrathin, flexible, screen-printed batteries for cheap portable devices and intermittent renewable energy.

Mornsun LS series low-power AC/DC converter

29 June, 2017 | Supplied by: DLPC Pty Ltd

Mornsun offers a range of single inline low-power AC/DC converters that are suitable for IoT, smart devices and building automation applications.

Building batteries from scrap metal

16 June, 2017

Chinese scientists have transformed rusty stainless steel mesh into electrodes with outstanding electrochemical properties that make them ideal for potassium-ion batteries.

Maxim MAX17572 and MAX17574 Himalaya step-down DC-DC converters

14 June, 2017 | Supplied by: Avnet Electronics Marketing

With the MAX17572 and MAX17574 Himalaya synchronous step-down DC-DC converters, designers can operate 4.5 to 60 V, as well as reduce power dissipation and solution size to comply with the IEC 61508 safety standard.

Hioki PW3390 power analyser

12 June, 2017 | Supplied by: Power Parameters Pty Ltd

The Hioki PW3390 power analyser is suited to mains power frequency and power electronics, high-frequency power measurements such as solar and wind farms, variable speed drives and electric vehicles.

ABB MNS-Up power distribution and UPS system

09 June, 2017 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB's MNS-Up integrates uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and switchgear technologies into a single and compact system.

Quartz power for lithium-sulfur batteries

05 June, 2017

Swiss electrochemistry researchers have developed a method that could enable a breakthrough for the lithium-sulfur battery — a promising candidate for future energy storage devices.

Could sodium and magnesium replace lithium in batteries?

02 June, 2017

Swiss scientists are on a quest to find new materials which can be used in rechargeable batteries and eventually provide alternatives to lithium batteries.

Vicor BCM6123TD1E2663Txx fixed ratio DC-DC converter module

31 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Vicor Corporation

The Vicor BCM6123TD1E2663Txx is a high-density, high-efficiency, fixed ratio DC-DC converter module in a ChiP package, which operates from a 384 VDC nominal input and delivers an isolated and safety extra low voltage (SELV) 24 V secondary output.

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