Skeleton Technologies, a global provider of ultracapacitor energy storage products, and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have announced that as part of a new partnership, the two companies will be developing a “SuperBattery” that will charge in just 15 seconds.
Automotive batteries salvaged from scrapped vehicles can serve a useful second life within a stationary battery system, provided that the battery system has a suitable, reconfigurable topology. This article describes a paper presented at the PCIM Europe Digital Days 2020, which explains the challenges of using second life batteries, and proposes a solution.
Austrian rail passengers are set to take part in a trial of a hydrogen fuel cell train. If it’s successful, the rollout of this technology could well change the way that public transport systems are powered and operate in the future.
Electric mobility is picking up speed, and this positive trend is also being felt by suppliers of electric vehicles. One of them is LAPP Mobility GmbH, which is expecting sales to increase by 20% in the coming year. The company's workforce has also grown by 12% and now stands at 74 employees.
The ultrashort pulse laser has been known to shine whenever highly sensitive material needs to be machined quickly yet gently. The Fraunhofer ILT has investigated a quick, reliable and nondestructive method of ablating lithium-ion batteries’ anode material with an ultrashort pulsed laser beam. This ablation technique exposes electrical contact points called tabs.
Rogers' Advanced Connectivity Solutions (ACS) business provides leading advanced circuit material solutions. ACS manufactures high frequency laminates, bondplys and prepregs, engineered to meet stringent performance requirements.
The term ‘Electric Vehicle’ covers many vehicle types, which differ in how they deploy petrol and electrical energy. This article looks at the major options currently available, and their relative merits for motorists.
Switch-mode power supplies can be certified, ubiquitous. Their high-power efficiency and small form factor, among other advantages, have made them the go-to power supply type for designers creating all kinds of devices and equipment.