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Power Factor Correction Techniques in LED Lighting

August 16, 2011 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

High power LED based light fixtures are replacing fluorescent and HID light sources in many general lighting applications. Since LED lighting represents a green technology, the issue of power factor is very important. Power factor is defined as

Cable Clips Tout Double Compression Design for Solar Wires

August 16, 2011 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Heyco Products, Inc. has announced availability of its HEYClip SunRunner(TM) Cable Clips. Designed to provide a better method for PV module wire management, the clip fits

300-W, AC-DC Switching Power Supplies Suit Space-Constrained Apps

August 16, 2011 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s MPU-300 Series is packaged in a 5.0 x 3.2 x 1.5-inch U-Chassis with only 25 cfm airflow. The switching power supplies provide up to 300W of output power. Four standard models operate from

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Leviton Supplies Commercial Electric Car Charging Station in New Jersey at IEEE Operations Center

August 15, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Leviton unveiled one of the first commercial electric vehicle charging stations in central New Jersey at the IEEE operations center in Piscataway during a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier today. The Leviton Evr-Green™ Level 2...

AFC Energy Commissions First Commercial-Scale Fuel Cell System

August 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

AFC Energy, developer of alkaline fuel cells, announced that it has successfully completed the commissioning of its first commercial-scale fuel cell system (the "Beta System") at its premises in the United Kingdom. This follows the...

Ovonic Battery Company Extends NiMH License with GS Yuasa

August 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Ovonic Battery Company, Inc. (OBC) a subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD), announced that it has extended its license agreement with GS Yuasa International Ltd., in which OBC is granting GS Yuasa a...

Bus converter supports an input range of 36-60 V

August 15, 2011 10:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

CUI introduced the engineering release and initial customer sampling of the NQB Series isolated dc-dc quarter brick based on their patented Solus Power Topology. As part of CUI’s Novum Advanced Power portfolio, the 720 W intermediate bus converter will initially support an input range of 36-60 V...

UCLA Engineers Technology Allows LCDs to Recycle Energy

August 12, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

(Matthew Chin and Wileen Wong Kromhout &ndash Source: UCLA) We’ve all worried about the charge on our smartphone or laptop running down when we have no access to an electrical outlet. But new technology developed...

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American Superconductor Announces Workforce Reduction

August 12, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

American Superconductor Corp. announced that it has reduced its global workforce by approximately 30 percent and its annualized expenses by approximately $30 million since March 31, 2011. These reductions were made to better align...

Ioxus Partners with WPG Americas for North American Distribution of Ultracapacitors

August 12, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Ioxus, Inc. a manufacturer of ultracapacitor technology for transportation, alternative energy, medical, industrial and consumer product markets, announced the addition of WPG Americas to its North American distribution channel. WPG Americas serves industries such...

DIN-mount Power Supplies Suit Restricted Installation Depths

August 12, 2011 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Five COMPACT units have joined WAGO Corporation’s DIN-rail mount EPSITRON Power Supply line. Suitable for restricted installation depths, the offering complies with DIN 43880, specifying equipment dimensions for distribution and meter panels. Ranging between

Understanding Overload and Short Circuit Protection of DC-DC Power Converters

August 12, 2011 8:12 am | Videos | Comments

VPT, Inc. produced a new instructional video on overload and short circuit protections of DC-DC converters. Topics include how DC-DC converters respond to overload and short circuit conditions, a demonstration of

The Tinker's Toolbox - Parviz Ghaffaripour of Akros Silicon on Power Electronics

August 12, 2011 8:12 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Akros Silicon's President and CEO, Parviz Ghaffaripour about power electronics today and the challenges to the design engineer.

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Leviton Selected by Toyota as a Provider of Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions

August 11, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Leviton announced that it has been named by Toyota as an approved Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) solutions provider. As an approved vendor, Leviton will provide EVSE to both consumers and dealerships for Toyota’s...

Ford and SunPower Corp. to Provide Rooftop Solar System

August 11, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Ford and SunPower Corp. have teamed up to offer customers a rooftop solar system that will allow Focus Electric owners to "Drive Green for Life" by providing customers with enough clean, renewable energy to...

Battery Power - A Breakthrough Technology

August 11, 2011 5:49 am | by Larry Nembhard, Engineer Manager – Keystone Electronics | Blogs | Comments

Battery power has seen remarkable expansion with the introduction of a score of portable devices for business, industry, medicine, personal and recreational uses together with lighter, smaller, higher-powered cells.

GE Unveiling WattStation Wall Mount Electric Vehicle Charging Station for EVs at Home and Business

August 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

General Eelctric (GE) is unveiling what it describes as its fast, easy-to-use, compact electric vehicle (EV) charging solution called GE WattStation Wall Mount. "The GE WattStation Wall Mount meets EV-charging needs with both modern design...

AnalogicTech Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results

August 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. Net revenue for the second quarter of 2011 was $24.1 million, compared to net revenue of $23.1 million for...

SMA Solar Technology AG Closes Acquisition of dtw Sp.z oo

August 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SMA Solar Technology AG has closed its acquisition of dtw Sp.z o.o., a Polish manufacturer of core components for inverter production. Within the SMA Group, dtw will operate as an independent subsidiary and global...

Powervation to Discuss Digital Adaptive Control Techniques at Darnell's Power Forum

August 10, 2011 7:55 am | News | Comments

Powervation Inc., the provider of digital power management ICs and software that maximize power system efficiency and reduce system cost, will discuss digital adaptive control techniques at the upcoming Darnell’s Power Forum in September. Based around a study of

SunPower Announces New Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility

August 9, 2011 2:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SunPower Corp. announced plans to own and operate a solar panel manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico to meet the demand of a growing North American solar market. SunPower plans to lease an existing building, which...

Mouser and Cree Ink Global Distribution Agreement

August 9, 2011 2:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement with Cree, a specialist in LED lighting and silicon carbide (SiC) power products. The global agreement enables lighting designers worldwide to quickly find,...

New Efficiency Standards Expected to Accelerate Adoption of Vehicle Electrification

August 9, 2011 2:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Today, President Obama announced the "first of their kind" fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas pollution standards for work trucks, buses, and other heavy duty vehicles. According to the White House statement, the U.S. Department...

Medically Approved Power Adapters Deliver High Power of 250 W

August 9, 2011 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

TRUMPower’s TMA250 Series of 250W AC/DC power adapters provides DC output voltages ranging from 12 V to 48 V. The series features a 90 V to 264 VAC universal input and 0.9 active power factor. With efficiency being

Monitoring Transformers is a Key to Predictive Maintenance

August 9, 2011 8:08 am | by Mike Dickinson, Director New business Development, Pacific Crest Transformers (www.pacificcresttrans.com) | Blogs | Comments

Recently monitoring transformers has taken a great leap forward, as energy-production sites seek solutions to lower maintenance costs.

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