Batteries
High Efficiency Power Manager
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Energy Efficiency, Energy, Transportation, Products, GDM on Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) introduces the LTC4098-3.6, an autonomous high efficiency power manager, ideal diode controller, and battery charger for 1-cell Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries used in portable devices.
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Hybrid Energy System
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency, Energy, Products, GDM on Tuesday, 27 April 2010
The 5 kW Genverter diesel generator/inverter from WhisperPower (Drachten, The Netherlands) has lower noise levels, fewer emissions, and reduced energy consumption compared to currently available energy systems. The diesel generator only runs when a certain amount of energy is required.
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Paving the Way for Electromobility
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Energy Efficiency, Energy, Transportation, News, GDM on Monday, 19 April 2010
Fraunhofer researchers are engineering wheel hub motors, which are integrated into a car's wheels, and could become the accepted drive concept for electric vehicles. The scientists are testing these and several other components on the "Frecc0," their demonstration vehicle.
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Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Energy, Products, GDM on Thursday, 01 April 2010
New large cell prismatic electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLC) from Ioxus (Oneonta, NY) are for transportation and utility applications and are lower in cost for the overall system design. The 1,000-, 3,000-, and 5,000-Farad (F) ultracapacitors are smaller in size, with increased energy and power density, compared to products of other industry players.
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Revolution in Fasteners Helps Bridge the Gap 
to Greener Vehicles
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Alternative Fuels, Green Design & Manufacturing, Transportation, Articles, Features, GDM on Friday, 19 March 2010
With auto sales down as much as 40 percent, it can feel to some like the industry is coming apart. But a "revolution in fasteners" may soon help bridge the gap to greener vehicles, while increasing sales and lowering recall and warranty rates.
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System Provides Hybrid Electric Autos With Power to Spare
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Energy Storage, Energy, Transportation, News, GDM on Thursday, 04 February 2010
A new PHEV traction drive power electronics system provides more power than typical freestanding portable generators, and can be used in emergency situations such as power outages and roadside breakdowns or leisure occasions such as camping.
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Enhanced Lithium Ion Battery Abuse Testing Laboratory
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Alternative Fuels, Green Design & Manufacturing, Energy Storage, Energy, Transportation, Government Initiatives, Government, News, GDM on Monday, 11 January 2010
Sandia National Laboratories will use $4.2 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to modify and enhance its existing Battery Abuse Testing Laboratory (BATLab), with the goal of developing low-cost batteries for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
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