Panamax (San Rafael, CA) announced their new Towermax CO/4-110 Protection Module that is designed to protect telephone equipment from power surges and spikes, including lightning. The new unit is designed to protect Telephone Key Systems and peripherals and attaches easily to the unique Towermax KSU AC base unit to provide single point grounding. The new […]
Several serious contenders to replace today's lead-acid batteries were showcased at last week's IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference (Intelec) in Copenhagen. Over 1,000 attendees saw the most-recent developments in low-speed flywheels, high-speed flywheels, Li-polymer batteries, Vanadium batteries, and fuel cell technologies. This last Intelec of the 20th Century pointed toward a future where lead-acid batteries […]
Gresham Power Electronics (Salisbury, UK), a subsidiary of Digital Power (Fremont, CA), has received orders exceeding $1,000,000 from EN Bazan for various power converters used on four F-100 frigates belonging to the Spanish Navy. The principal Gresham product is a 15kVA transformer rectifier unit (TRU) which provides dc power to service and start the vessel's […]
Tripp Lite (Chicago) introduced the SmartPro 450 RT UPS, which features an innovative new design concept making it adaptable to rack-mount, wall-mount, under-monitor, and tower applications. Included brackets attach to the UPS in a variety of configurations, converting the system into a wall-mount tower or rack-mount unit as needed. These brackets conveniently mount a SmartPro […]
Antec Corp. (Duluth, GA) introduced their new Total System Power (TSP) unit. According to Antec, TSP marks the beginning of a new Energy Link family of power supplies that are designed to provide increased flexibility for network growth. TSP features a dual module design that ensures flexibility in HFC networks. The system can be deployed […]
Pulizzi Engineering Inc. (Santa Ana, CA) has announced the T8S Series of power distribution systems, which provide individual on/off control over eight...
Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc. (Cambridge, MA) announced a breakthrough technology concept that could rapidly advance the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles. The innovation, invented by Nuvera and to be developed through the firm's high-efficiency quick start (Hi-Q) program from funding provided by the US Department of Energy, addresses key issues such as start-up time and […]
Maxwell Technologies (San Diego) and Duracell (Bethel, CT) have signed a business collaboration agreement in which the two companies will jointly identify opportunities with key original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to combine Maxwell's PowerCache ultracapacitor technology with Duracell ULTRA Alkaline batteries. According to the companies, the combination of these two technologies promises to significantly extend battery […]
AlliedSignal Power Systems Inc. (Torrance, CA) has unveiled their new brand identity for what will be the firm's first commercial TurboGenerator power system. The first series will be called the Parallon 75 TurboGenerator. The company is currently fielding beta-test systems.Each single Parallon 75 power system is designed to produce a steady dependable 75kW of power […]
The National Fuel Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine has received an award from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to analyze power systems and encourage movement of fuel cell technology into industry. The $305,733 grant was funded through the CEC's Public Interest Energy research (PIER) program.The PIER award furthers the center's plans […]
Lucent Technologies (Dallas, TX) announced their new advanced Cabinet Power System (CPS) 4000 PLUS which they claim will offer customers 10-20 percent more power with remote monitoring and control functions. It can be used for central office installations or geographically isolated wireless outside plants. The CPS4000 PLUS is intended to allow customers to remotely monitor […]
Liebert Corp. (Columbus, OH) has announced the new GXT 2U family of high-availability UPSs in 700VA, 1,000VA, 1,500VA, 2kVA and 3kVA sizes. The GXT 2U is designed to provide power protection, internal battery backup and an optional output distribution and maintenance bypass module. It is suitable for use in applications where space and uptime are […]
Generac Power Systems recently debuted its DG50 distributed generation product. The DG50 is a 50kW standby generator set that can allow businesses...
Active Power Inc. (Austin, TX) reports that it has successfully operated a prototype of its continuous power system (CPS), which uses a high-inertia turbine. The high-inertia turbine rotor in the CPS weighs less than 20 pounds and is a fully integrated flywheel/motor-generator/turbine. It is capable of delivering 6kW of power for a minimum of eight […]
Innovative Technology Inc. (Brooksville, FL) recently introduced a new Suppression Monitoring and Recording Technology (SMART) option package for the firm's I.T. Protector line of ac power panel surge suppressors. It is claimed to represent the "next step" in power quality mitigation, the SMART option package monitors and reports on surges and other potential failures at […]