Batteries & Other Energy Storage Devices

February 2022
PSDcast – A Potentially Revolutionary Battery Recycling Technology

Roger Lin, Vice President, Global Marketing &
Government Relations, Ascend Elements

Ascend Elements and Koura just announced the launch of a proprietary process technology yielding battery-grade graphite material from spent lithium-ion batteries.
Date:
02/25/2022
System solutions for battery-powered applications: Part 4 of 4 Editorial Series sponsored by Infineon; Innovative solutions for compact and efficient battery-powered applications

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Introduction As discussed in previous installments in this series, integrating power electronics co-located or in close proximity to motors is an important design goal in many battery-powered applications. Faced with increasing functionality and power requirements, as well as the size and weight constraints in
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Date:
02/25/2022
1.27mm-Pitch Board-to-Board Battery Connectors
KYOCERA AVX has further expanded its well-proven portfolio of battery connectors for board-to-board and battery pack integration applications with the release of a new fine-pitch connector series designed for medical, industrial, and networking applications. The newest additions to this product po
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Date:
02/23/2022
Perfecting the EV Battery Recycling Process

The lab setup for the leaching process with the final aqueous solutions containing recovered metals and solid residues containing graphite

Recycling of electric car batteries can be easier, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly, according to a new scientific article from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, which outlines an optimised recycling process. The research, published in the journal Waste Management, has been carried ou
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Date:
02/22/2022
System solutions for battery-powered applications: Part 3 of 4 Editorial Series sponsored by Infineon; Maximizing integration and addressing EMI challenges in low-voltage motor drive/control applications

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Introduction Now that the era of the IoT, AI, and 5G has arrived, intelligent, lightweight, and miniaturized motor drives are essential to the next generation of power tools. According to a forecast provided by Grandview Research [1], the global power tool market is projected to reach 40.9 billion US dollars
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Date:
02/18/2022
Programmable Electronic Loads Offer Cooling and Operating-Mode Options

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The proliferation of renewable-energy applications is driving an increasing need to test batteries, fuel cells, solar panels, and other devices that produce renewable DC power. An electronic load—typically programmable and designed to draw various and specified amounts of power from a source—is the ideal inst
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Date:
02/06/2022
TDK Extends HVC Offerings with Addition of new Compact, High-Voltage Contactors
TDK Corporation has extended its range of bipolar DC high-voltage contactors to include the new HVC43 (B88269X3**0C011) series. These products complete the existing range by offering continuous currents from 150 A DC to 250 A DC and operating voltages of up to 1000 V DC. The contactors are available in 12 V or
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Date:
02/01/2022