Batteries & Fuel Cells

 

Battery Monitoring IC for Electric Vehicles

Toshiba Electronics developed a Li-ion battery monitor chipset for automotive applications. Designed for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs), the Li-ion battery monitoring chipset comprises the TB9141FG battery monitoring IC and the TMPM358FDTFG microcontroller. The chipset detects remaining battery level, equalizes battery levels (cell balancing) and can detect abnormal battery status. The TB9141FG […]

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Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Batteries are the fastest charging and discharging batteries, suitable for use in power tools and electric vehicles. The advantages of traditional Lithium-ion coupled with the safety features of phosphates, make LiFePo4 Battery technology the Lithium-ion technology for the future. LiFePo4 Lithium-ion technology utilizes natural, phosphate-based material and offers the greatest combination […]

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International Rectifier’s Evaira Advanced Energy Management System (EMS) is designed to dramatically extend battery life in electric vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Evaira EMS is International Rectifier’s advanced-algorithm Energy Management System for heavy duty battery applications. This solution easily scales to both high cell-count battery packs and high current applications, enhancing battery pack performance and […]

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Battery Internal Temperature Sensor with a simple electrical test predicts Catastrophic Failures in Lithium-Ion Batteries. Abnormally high internal cell temperature may cause catastrophic failures in batteries. Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), have developed an inexpensive sensor that can warn of impending catastrophic failure in lithium-ion batteries. The sensor is based […]

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A Living Biobattery at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is discovered by Harvard biologist and engineer Peter Girguis. This underwater living biobattery is fueled by microbes that live near hydrothermal vents. As the microbes feed on noxious chemicals rising from the seafloor, they create electrical currents that flow through the walls of the structures […]

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Maxim’s MAX17047 compact Fuel-Gauge increases Lithium Battery Runtime, and provides most accurate State of Charge and Time-to-Empty in portable applications. ModelGauge m3 algorithm increases accuracy by eliminating the sudden changes in battery state of charge (SOC) commonly observed in other coulomb-counting fuel gauges. IC MAX17047 is ideal for fuel-gauging handheld single-cell and multicell Li+ batteries […]

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Sony Corp exhibited a Paper-powered Bio-Battery that generates electricity by using paper as fuel at Eco-Products 2011, a trade show focused on green technologies, in Tokyo. Though Sony showed a bio battery that uses glucose, etc to generate electricity at Eco-Products in the past, this is the first time that the company has announced the […]

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University of Leeds scientists have invented a new type of polymer gel that can be used to make safer, smaller and cheaper lithium batteries. The technology, developed by Professor Ian Ward FRS, a Research Professor of Physics at the University of Leeds, has been licensed to the American company Polystor Energy Corporation, which is conducting […]

Read more >>> Polymer Gel Batteries – Cheaper Flexible Lithium Batteries

Most people consider switching to electric vehicles to save money on gas and contribute to a healthier environment. But “range anxiety,” the fear of being stranded with no power, was cited by 64 percent of consumers as a main detractor to buying an electric vehicle. Electric cars today typically can travel only about 100 miles […]

Read more >>> Lithium-Air Battery for 500 Miles Range Electric Vehicles

Stanford researchers have developed a Nanoparticle electrode for batteries could make large-scale power storage on the energy grid feasible. In laboratory tests, the battery electrode survived 40,000 cycles of charging and discharging, after which it could still be charged to more than 80 percent of its original charge capacity. For comparison, the average lithium ion battery can handle about 400 charge/discharge cycles before it deteriorates too much to be of practical use.

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Hydrogen-rich ammonia borane could be a step closer to becoming a practical source of hydrogen for fuel cells following the development of a new ruthenium-based catalyst by chemists in the US. The catalyst can dehydrogenate ammonia borane at mild temperatures, producing the largest quantity of hydrogen by any dehydrogenating catalyst to date. The catalyst is […]

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A simple battery charging circuit is made by a flyback converter current-limited power supply to charge lead-acid batteries. The circuit is made by Maxim-IC company. The MAX668 PPM controller limits the output current, and the flyback transformer provides isolation and flexibility for input voltages both above and below the battery voltage. The MAX4375 current-sense amplifier […]

Read more >>> Battery Charger Circuit for Lead-Acid Batteries

Transparent electronic devices have recently attracted substantial attention. Various applications have been demonstrated, including displays, touch screens, and solar cells; however, transparent batteries, a key component in fully integrated transparent devices, have not yet been reported. As battery electrode materials are not transparent and have to be thick enough to store energy, the traditional approach […]

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Nickel Zinc Battery (NiZn Battery) is a low-cost high energy density high-discharge fully recyclable rechargeable battery technology. Rechargeable Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) Batteries are a smaller lighter and more powerful alternative to other rechargeable battery chemistries. In specific applications, Rechargeable Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) Batteries offers superior energy and power density compared to Lead-Acid, Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd) and Nickel-Metal Hydride […]

Read more >>> Batteries Comparison: Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) Vs Lithium-Ion, NiCd, NiMH and Lead-Acid Batteries

Rechargeable Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) Batteries offer many compelling benefits for the high-growth hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) market, providing a smaller, lighter and more powerful alternative to incumbent rechargeable battery technologies. Nickel-Zinc Battery offers superior energy and power density compared to lead-acid and Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries and avoids the high costs and safety issues associated with […]

Read more >>> Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) Batteries for Micro-Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Nickel Zinc Battery (NiZn Battery) is a low-cost high energy density high-discharge fully recyclable rechargeable battery technology. Nickel Zinc (NiZn) Battery was first introduced by Thomas Edison almost a hundred years ago. Thomas Edison recognized the potential of nickel-zinc electrochemistry. While the low cost, high energy density characteristics were promising, Thomas Edison explored Nickel Zinc […]

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World’s smallest Bacteria Powered Fuel Cell Battery is developed by Kelvin B. Gregory and Philip R. LeDuc at Carnegie Mellon University. Future versions of the biology-powered fuel cell could be used for self-powered sensing devices in remote locations where batteries are impractical, such as deep ocean or geological environments. “We have developed a biological fuel […]

Read more >>> Microbial Fuel Cell – Bacteria Powered Fuel Cell Battery

Sony developed a Bio-Battery that generates electricity from carbohydrates (sugar) utilizing enzymes as its catalyst, through the application of power generation principles found in living organisms. It is an Enzymatic Biofuel Cell Battery. Test cells of this bio battery have achieved power output of 50 mW, currently the world’s highest level for passive-type Bio-Batteries. The […]

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The world at large runs on lithium ion batteries. New research at Rice University shows that tiny worlds may soon do the same. The Rice lab of Professor Pulickel Ajayan has packed an entire lithium ion energy storage device into a single nanowire. The researchers believe their creation is as small as such devices can […]

Read more >>> Nanowire-Battery and Hybrid Supercapacitor-Battery Design By RU Researchers

MTI MicroFuel Cells unveiled a Portable Fuel Cell Generator cum Universal Charger that provide instant power to mobile devices. Mobion Portable Fuel Cell Generator & Fuel Cell Charger with removable cartridge delivers 25 hours of power to multiple devices on-the-go. The new Mobion self-sufficient power pack includes a USB interface, allowing the device be used […]

Read more >>> Portable Fuel Cell Generator USB Charger for Instant Power

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