Researchers From NREL Discovered New Method To Develop Rechargeable Magnesium-metal Battery
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Researchers From NREL Discovered New Method To Develop Rechargeable Magnesium-metal Battery

A team of researchers from National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has discovered a new method for developing a rechargeable non-aqueous magnesium-metal battery. A proof-of-concept paper published in Nature Chemistry. It described how the scientists pioneered a method to enable the...

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Newly Developed Internal Temperature Sensor For Li-ion Battery Enables 5x Faster Charging
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Newly Developed Internal Temperature Sensor For Li-ion Battery Enables 5x Faster Charging

Researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK have developed sensors which measure the internal temperature and electrode potential of Lithium batteries. The technology is being developed by the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) as a part of a battery’s normal operation. More...

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Supercapacitors Surpassing Conventional Batteries
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Supercapacitors Surpassing Conventional Batteries

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have been looking for alternatives for lithium rechargeable batteries which are largely used in every device. Using two-dimensional (2D) transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) capacitive materials, they are building a new supercapacitor...

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60V-input battery charger; Pb-acid & Li-ion charge algorithms up to 20A
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60V-input battery charger; Pb-acid & Li-ion charge algorithms up to 20A

LTC4013 is a highly integrated, high voltage multi-chemistry synchronous step-down battery charger controller. With a wide input voltage range that spans up to 60V, the LTC4013 uses temperature-compensated 3- and 4-stage charge algorithms to efficiently charge 12V and 24V lead-acid...

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Lithium ion batteries that work best at 95°C
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Lithium ion batteries that work best at 95°C

Numerous laboratories are working towards reducing or eliminating the accidental risks of Li ion batteries by working on solid electrolytes. Researchers at ETH at Zurich are developing unique solid materials which even when brought to high temperatures will not ignite. by Denis Meyer...

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DIY USB power bank from laptop battery
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DIY USB power bank from laptop battery

A DIY USB power bank made from an old laptop battery @ DoItYourselfGadgets: A situation many can relate to: an empty smartphone battery and no outlet around! That’s exactly why I recycled an old laptop battery into an USB power bank. This article will show you the basic powerbank...

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Disconnect circuit for 12 volt lead acid and lithium batteries
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Disconnect circuit for 12 volt lead acid and lithium batteries

KA7OEI designed a circuit that disconnects the battery when it over-discharges. He writes: The avoidance of overcharging is usually pretty easy to avoid: Just use the appropriate charging system – but overdischarge is a bit more difficult, particularly if the battery packs in...

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Get a constant +5V output by switching between a +5V input and a single-cell LI+ rechargeable cell
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Get a constant +5V output by switching between a +5V input and a single-cell LI+ rechargeable cell

App note from Maxim Integrated on providing smooth power from two sources. Link here (PDF) Design provides a simple method for maintaining an uninterrupted +5V even while switching between the external +5V supply and a rechargeable single-cell Li+ battery. Get a constant +5V output...

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