Batteries

Nexeon to Lead New £1.5 Million SABRE Battery Project

Nexeon – the company developing advanced silicon materials for next generation lithium ion batteries – has had funding approved by Innovate UK for a significant new collaborative research initiative. The £1.5 million Silicon Anode Battery for Rapid Electrification (SABRE) project will develop battery cells with higher energy density, in response …

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Bus Stop Buttons Are Now Wireless & Battery-Free Using Energy Harvesting Technology from ZF

Thanks to the wireless and battery-free switch technology from ZF, there are various possible application fields to increase connectivity, flexibility, and convenience. Bus stop buttons are another smart application integrating the inductive RF generator module. The target is to avoid cabling (up to 100m) and expensive maintenance work caused by …

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Mascot further extends acclaimed Blueline power supply line-up

Mascot has further extended its class-leading Blueline portfolio of power supplies with the addition of the switch mode 3920 external PSU. The 3920 is medically certified in accordance with EN 60601-1 edition 3.1 (safety) and EN 60601-1-2 edition 4 (EMC) and has been designed to meet global power conversion requirements. …

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Innovate UK funding for lithium ion battery recycling

The surge in electric vehicles has created a need for effective lithium ion battery recycling in the UK. A solution is a step closer, as Fenix Battery Recycling, Ever Resource and the University of Birmingham have received £955K in grant funding to develop an innovative technology to make lithium ion battery recycling cleaner …

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HORIBA MIRA Announced as TOGG Partner for Pioneering Electric Vehicle

TOGG, Turkey’s Automobile Initiative Group comprising of five Turkish industry giants, has announced it will be working with UK-based engineering consultancy, HORIBA MIRA, as a key partner during the development of its pioneering electric SUV. The battery electric SUV unveiled last year, is Turkey’s first home-bred vehicle and represents the …

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Anglia goes solar with new photovoltaic cell range

Anglia Components has announced a partnership with Anysolar, offering a new PCB-mounted photovoltaic solar cell line for customers allowing designs to be powered from light energy harvested from the environment instead of or alongside a battery or mains source. The Anysolar line is a new product range for Anglia, and …

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Faradion announces a collaboration and licensing deal with AMTE Power

UK based battery manufacturer AMTE Power and Sheffield-based Faradion Ltd., the world leader in sodium-ion battery technology, have announced a collaboration that combines Faradion’s IP with AMTE Power’s design and manufacturing capabilities. This collaboration grants AMTE Power a license for defined fields of use and geographies to manufacture and sell …

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Consumers increasingly seeing the benefits of rechargeable batteries

The global trend towards environmental awareness is now also changing battery-purchase behaviour. Consumers are increasingly realising the environmental benefits of rechargeable batteries as well as the value for money they represent. One extra benefit in times of COVID-19 is that you no longer have to go to the shops if …

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Analog Devices Announces 80V Buck-Boost Battery Charging Controller with Maximum Power Point Tracking and I2C

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has introduced the LT8491 buck-boost battery charging controller that features Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT), temperature compensation and I2C interface for telemetry and control. The device operates from input voltages above, below or equal to the regulated battery float voltage. The LT8491 offers three selectable Constant …

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BRITISHVOLT APPOINTS TIMON ORLOB AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in battery technologies, has further strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Timon Orlob as Chief Operating Officer, effective 1 February 2021. Reporting directly to CEO, Orral Nadjari, Orlob will be responsible for delivering the skills and systems required for Britishvolt to construct and …

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