Consumer

August 2023
Revolutionizing e-Bike Charger Efficiency

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Figure 1. PFC-flyback currents with regard to the input voltage

­E-bike chargers play a pivotal role in addressing common pain points riders face, such as the fear of running out of power and the burden of carrying or storing portable chargers. As e-bikes continue to gain traction as a sustainable and economical mode of transportation, it becomes imperative to emphasize th
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Date:
08/29/2023

Is Deregulated Energy the Best Path Forward?

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

It’s the million-dollar question with every conceivable form of commerce – regulated, deregulated, or somewhere in the middle? Texas is about to answer that in a microcosm, with deregulated energy headed for Lubbock. To whit, it’s a choice between (deregulated) free markets, where consumers choose th
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Date:
08/01/2023
NIMBY and Other Problems Stalling EV Adoption

Kevin Parmenter, Director, Applications Engineering. TSC, America

The electrification of transportation is booming – IDTechEx predicts a 15% CAGR increase globally over the next decade just in the semiconductors serving this market. However, it’s difficult to discuss this market without considering the interrelated issues affecting the adoption of electric vehicles. Although I
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Date:
08/01/2023
Intelligent Power Sharing for Next-Generation Charger Design

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Figure 1: SZPL3002A buck converter IC with a built-in USB PD/FC port controller

Power adapters with multiport power sharing allow multiple electronic devices to be charged or powered simultaneously. These adapters have multiple output ports, each capable of delivering power to different devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, or other USB-powered consumer electronics, smart home, IT
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Date:
08/01/2023
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