Power

Omron S8BA series DC-DC UPS

26 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron's S8BA series of DC-DC uninterruptible power supplies is designed to produce a steady 24 VDC output for industrial computers and controllers.


Nanoalloys reduce the need for platinum in fuel cells

25 May, 2017

European researchers have shown that it is possible to significantly reduce the need for platinum in fuel cells through the development of a new type of nanocatalyst.


Wearable electronics could be powered by body motion

23 May, 2017

Researchers have been investigating the ability of triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) — small devices that convert movement into electricity — to create wearable electronics powered solely by the wearer's day-to-day body motion.


Electroplating cathodes creates powerful batteries

22 May, 2017

US and Chinese researchers have taken the same process that makes gold-plated jewellery or chrome car accents, known as electroplating, and applied it to lithium-ion battery cathodes.


'Printed solar' demonstration site opens

18 May, 2017

The University of Newcastle (UON) has officially unveiled its 100 m2 printed solar demonstration site, said to be the first in Australia and the third of its size in the world.


Battery controller for EVs under development

16 May, 2017 | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics, Chinese R&D institute IMECAS and technology company EPOCH are partnering in the development and marketing of a battery management system for new energy vehicles (NEVs).


Membrane technology fills a gap for hydrogen-fuelled vehicles

09 May, 2017 | Supplied by: CSIRO Head Office

CSIRO intends to fill a gap in the global energy technology chain by supplying fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) with low-emissions hydrogen sourced from Australia.


Tiny chip to extend battery life

08 May, 2017

Researchers have received a $50,000 grant to commercialise a chip that can make lower power electronics, like mobile phones, work more efficiently.


Safer batteries made from zinc sponges

03 May, 2017

US researchers have demonstrated nickel–zinc (Ni–Zn) batteries in which a three-dimensional Zn 'sponge' replaces the powdered zinc anode traditionally used.


RECOM R1SX series 1 W DC/DC converters

01 May, 2017 | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

RECOM's R1SX series has a nearly 20% lower profile than the industry standard due to its inverted transformer design. The 1 W DC/DC converters are suitable for bus isolation and a wide range of industrial automation control equipment.


Renesas class inverter kit

01 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Renesas Electronics

The Renesas 100 kW class inverter kit is designed for high-power 100 kW class motors in mid- to large-sized hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs).


Solar cell design with over 60% efficiency

28 April, 2017

Japanese researchers have designed a solar cell with theoretical energy conversion efficiency of over 60%, in a breakthrough which could have a big impact on the cost of producing electricity.


RECOM RSE and RSOE regulated SIP8 DC/DC converters

01 April, 2017 | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

RECOM's regulated DC/DC converters RSE (2 W) and RSOE (1 W) series were developed for a variety of industrial, transport, test and measurement applications which require onboard 5 V power supplies.


Powertech monocrystalline solar panels

08 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

The Powertech high-performance monocrystalline solar panels are smaller, thinner, efficient and more affordable than the previous model range.


Improving semitransparent solar cells

08 March, 2017

Swiss researchers have developed semitransparent organic solar cells that apparently achieve better efficiency and transparency than existing ones.


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