Batteries/Power Supplies http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8224/more en Compact Power Supplies Feature Configurable Outputs http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/compact-power-supplies-feature-configurable-outputs <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>TDK Lambda&rsquo;s CUT75 low-profile, triple-output power supplies, measuring 3 by 5 by 1.06 in., will fit numerous industrial, broadcast, and test-and-measurement applications. Input voltage from 85 to 265 VAC is required for the two standard models; both produce 75-W output power. The CUT75-522 features a 5-V &plusmn;12-V output voltage, while and the CUT75-5FF has a 5-V, &plusmn;15-V output. Units can be configured as dual-output power supplies (5 V &plusmn;24 V, or 5 V &plusmn;30 V) by connecting outputs 2 and 3 in series.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/compact-power-supplies-feature-configurable-outputs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/compact-power-supplies-feature-configurable-outputs#comments Products Batteries/Power Supplies Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:21:00 +0000 46961 at http://machinedesign.com Auto-In Soundly Holds Coin Batteries http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/auto-soundly-holds-coin-batteries <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The &ldquo;Auto-In&rdquo; is a 22-mm coin-cell battery holder for securing common 2023 and 2025 lithium coin batteries in high-density applications. The holders are rugged in vibrational and high shock environments, and batteries may be inserted into the holders using pick-and-place machinery or vacuums. Holders are polarized and have dual-spring, gold-plated phosphor bronze contacts in a glass-filled LCP UL 94V-0 base. They come in bulk (Part #1058) or on tape and reel (Part #1058TR). The battery holder is ISO-9001:2008-certified as well as RoHS- and REACH-compliant.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/auto-soundly-holds-coin-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/auto-soundly-holds-coin-batteries#comments Products Batteries/Power Supplies Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:14:00 +0000 46831 at http://machinedesign.com New Nanosphere Material May Overcome Limits of Lithium Ions http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/new-nanosphere-material-may-overcome-limits-lithium-ions <div class="node-body article-body">A research team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., has developed a new material—cobalt-oxide meoporous nanospheres—that could overcome two of the major limitations of lithium-ion batteries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/new-nanosphere-material-may-overcome-limits-lithium-ions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/new-nanosphere-material-may-overcome-limits-lithium-ions#comments Batteries/Power Supplies News Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:52:00 +0000 46741 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Cobalt-oxide nanospheres used in anodes go through a stage where a thick SEI forms, the pores get large, and the anode loses efficiency. Then the pores shrink and stabilize, and the anode becomes capable of handling thousands of charge-discharge cycles without degrading.</p> New Flow Battery Could Back-Up Local Grids, Power Cars and Trains http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/new-flow-battery-could-back-local-grids-power-cars-and-trains <div class="node-body article-body">A new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has nearly the energy density of lithium-ion batteries, and is inherently fire safe. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/new-flow-battery-could-back-local-grids-power-cars-and-trains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/new-flow-battery-could-back-local-grids-power-cars-and-trains#comments Batteries/Power Supplies News Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:40:00 +0000 46731 at http://machinedesign.com <p>The new flow battery developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was tested in a benchtop-cell much like this flow-battery set-up.&nbsp;</p> Self-Powered Keyboard Provides a Biometric Layer of Security http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/self-powered-keyboard-provides-biometric-layer-security <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A self-powered keyboard developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology can charge up electronic devices and prevent unauthorized persons from accessing the computer.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/self-powered-keyboard-provides-biometric-layer-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/self-powered-keyboard-provides-biometric-layer-security#comments Batteries/Power Supplies Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:29:00 +0000 45961 at http://machinedesign.com <p>A keyboard made of several layers of plastic materials can record and detect differences in peoples&rsquo; typing styles.</p> Four-Junction Solar Cell Boosts Efficiency to 45.7% http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/four-junction-solar-cell-boosts-efficiency-457 <div class="node-body article-body">National Renewable Energy Laboratory designs multi-material high-efficiency solar cell</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/four-junction-solar-cell-boosts-efficiency-457" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/four-junction-solar-cell-boosts-efficiency-457#comments Batteries/Power Supplies News Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:01:00 +0000 45611 at http://machinedesign.com <p>The multi-junction solar cell is comprised of four different materials that can absorb different wavelengths of sunlight to achieve high levels of efficiency.&nbsp;</p> Recycling Used Tires Into Battery Electrodes http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/recycling-used-tires-battery-electrodes <div class="node-body article-body">Carbon black recycled from used car and truck tires could lead to better anodes for lithium-ion batteries if researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory are successful. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/recycling-used-tires-battery-electrodes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/recycling-used-tires-battery-electrodes#comments Batteries/Power Supplies Materials Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:52:00 +0000 41001 at http://machinedesign.com Power Supply, Battery Charger Combo http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/power-supply-battery-charger-combo <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/05/TRUMPower-TMPC-650U-Power-Sup.gif" style="width: 300px; height: 122px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />The TMPC-650U, 650-W ATX power supply comes with a built-in 24-V battery charger and is approved for medical use. A single 24-V or two 12-V lead-acid batteries in series can be connected to be serve as an interruptible power source without affecting the overall maximum output power.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/power-supply-battery-charger-combo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/power-supply-battery-charger-combo#comments Batteries/Power Supplies Thu, 22 May 2014 21:26:00 +0000 37701 at http://machinedesign.com Long-range underwater drone uses little fuel http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/long-range-underwater-drone-uses-little-fuel <div class="node-body article-body">The Slocum Glider, an unmanned submarine from Teledyne Webb Research, Falmouth, Mass., takes a different approach to moving through the water. Onboard sensors collect data on the ocean or search for enemy subs or mines. Researchers and engineers are free to design any type of sensor packages for the drone (as long as it fits in the 7-liter payload bay.) So far, sensors have included acoustic probes, hydrophones, optical attenuation detectors, and spectrophotometers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/long-range-underwater-drone-uses-little-fuel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/long-range-underwater-drone-uses-little-fuel#comments Batteries/Power Supplies Sensors Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:34:00 +0000 36131 at http://machinedesign.com Tiny battery lets researchers track salmon http://machinedesign.com/energy/tiny-battery-lets-researchers-track-salmon <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/03/Battery-tiny.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 321px; margin: 5px; float: right;" title="The microbattery, which will be injected into salmon to track their movements, sits amid grains of rice." />Army Corps of Engineers</strong>&rsquo; researchers in Washington Sate have been surgically implanting battery-powered transmitters into salmon to track and monitor their moments through rivers and the ocean. But those batteries were too big and weak to meet some of the researchers&rsquo; goals.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/energy/tiny-battery-lets-researchers-track-salmon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/energy/tiny-battery-lets-researchers-track-salmon#comments Batteries/Power Supplies Energy Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:23:00 +0000 35841 at http://machinedesign.com