Batteries/Power Supplies http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8224/more en Aluminum-Anode Battery Can Recharge in One Minute http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/aluminum-anode-battery-can-recharge-one-minute <div class="field-deck"> Aluminum battery protoype can be quickly recharged again and again </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Economically and environmentally friendly, you will be surprised at this battery's potential.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/aluminum-anode-battery-can-recharge-one-minute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/aluminum-anode-battery-can-recharge-one-minute#comments Batteries/Power Supplies Materials News Mon, 18 May 2015 20:53:00 +0000 48891 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Batteries and Capacitors? http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/what-s-difference-between-batteries-and-capacitors <div class="node-body article-body">Will capacitors replace batteries?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/what-s-difference-between-batteries-and-capacitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/what-s-difference-between-batteries-and-capacitors#comments Batteries/Power Supplies Energy Mon, 11 May 2015 18:13:00 +0000 48741 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Three packs of supercapacitors (in the blue package), consisting of six D-size cells each 18 cells total were able to provide and store the same amount of electrical energy as the &nbsp;smaller pack of six AA-size TLI 1550 Li-ion rechargeable batteries.</p> Power Adapter Meets Medical Safety Standards http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/power-adapter-meets-medical-safety-standards <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The TSM100 Medical Grade 55-100 W Power Adapter provides dual- and triple-output voltages for medical applications. Combinations of +3.3 V, +5 V, &plusmn;12 V, &plusmn;15 V, and &plusmn;24 V are available. It is approved by TUV and UL to IEC/EN 60601-1 3<sup>rd</sup> edition, ANSI/AAMI ES 60601-1:2005 for EMC and immunity performance, and CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60601-1:08 medical standards. It features a maximum ground-leakage current of 100 &micro;A, at 240 V ac and 60 Hz. No-load power consumption is typically 3W.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/power-adapter-meets-medical-safety-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/power-adapter-meets-medical-safety-standards#comments Products Batteries/Power Supplies Fri, 01 May 2015 18:18:00 +0000 48531 at http://machinedesign.com 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