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.
RECOM recently introduced a 2 W DC/DC converter series specially designed to power the latest generation of SiC MOSFETs.
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.
US researchers have developed a battery activated by human spit, which can be used in extreme conditions where normal batteries don't function.
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.
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.
MORNSUN's latest 100 W DC/DC converter, the URF48xxQB-100WR3 series, has ultrawide input voltage of 18–75 V and can be widely used in industrial control, communication, electrical generation and railway applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.