RECOM RP-xx06S and RxxP06S DC/DC converters for fast-switching GaN drivers

01 October, 2017 | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

RECOM has developed two isolated 1 W DC/DC converter series, RP-xx06S and RxxP06S, offering an output voltage of 6 V.

Lithium-ion batteries created at QUT

21 September, 2017 | Supplied by: QUT

Queensland University of Technology has established a facility capable of manufacturing rechargeable lithium-ion batteries — the first in Australia at a commercial scale, according to QUT Professor Peter Talbot.

Just add water: lithium-ion batteries without explosive risks

15 September, 2017

US researchers have developed a lithium-ion battery that uses a water-salt solution as its electrolyte, without the fire and explosive risks associated with some commercially available non-aqueous lithium-ion batteries.

Maxim Integrated MAX77756 flexible buck converter

15 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Avnet Electronics Marketing

Developers of multicell, USB Type-C products that need high current, dual input and I²C support now have a flexible option with the MAX77756 24 V, 500 mA, low quiescent current (Iq) buck converter from Maxim Integrated.

RECOM RAC05-K series 5 W AC/DC converters

13 September, 2017 | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

RECOM has developed a 5 W AC/DC converter, the RAC05-K series, in a tiny 1″ x 1″ package, offering a power density of 7.7 W/in3.

LG Chem RESU series lithium-ion batteries

04 September, 2017 | Supplied by: LG Chem Energy Solution Company

LG Chem has introduced the RESU series to the Australian market, offering users high- and low-voltage battery options that give home owners the ability to self-consume solar-generated energy throughout peak electricity times after sunset.

Stretchable fuel cells for sweat-powered wearables

31 August, 2017

US engineers have developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat, which they can use to power electronics such as LEDs and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radios.

Phoenix Contact PV sets with surge protection for MPP tracking

24 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Phoenix Contact Pty Ltd

Phoenix Contact now offers PV sets that combine two MPP (maximum power point) trackers for surge protection.

Creating electrocatalysts for zinc-air batteries

22 August, 2017

Researchers have solved what is said to be one of the biggest stumbling blocks preventing zinc-air batteries from overtaking conventional lithium-ion batteries as the power source of choice in electronic devices.

EPCOS metal oxide disk varistors

17 August, 2017 | Supplied by: EPCOS

TDK Corporation's leaded EPCOS metal oxide disk varistors have been approved for an increased operating temperature of 105°C, up from 85°C.

RECOM RxxP21503D series DC/DC converters for next-gen SiC MOSFETs

15 August, 2017 | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

RECOM recently introduced a 2 W DC/DC converter series specially designed to power the latest generation of SiC MOSFETs.

Bendable batteries in the human body

14 August, 2017

Researchers from Fudan University have engineered bendable batteries, suitable for implantation in the human body, which can run on body-inspired liquids such as a normal IV saline solution and a cell-culture medium.

Bacteria-powered batteries activated by human spit

10 August, 2017

US researchers have developed a battery activated by human spit, which can be used in extreme conditions where normal batteries don't function.

Solar-powered sunglasses tell you the temperature and more

07 August, 2017

German researchers have added organic solar cells to sunglasses, creating the first in what could be a new generation of consumer-oriented mobile applications with integrated solar technology.

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.

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