SPX Corp. (Muskegon, MI) declared that it has reached a settlement in the patent infringement suit between its subsidiary, General Signal Power Systems (GSPC, Necedah, WI), and American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI). Under the terms of the settlement, APC will pay SPX $48 million in consideration for a license under patents involving […]
PowerSmart Inc.'s (Shelton, CN) new PS334 IC brings a high level of accuracy to capacity monitoring, charge control and safety, providing a high level of integration and featuring six programmable outputs that eliminate the need for additional components normally required for charge control or safety. The PS334 is part of PowerSmart's P3 family of ICs […]
PowerCache (San Diego, CA), a Maxwell Technologies company, has achieved Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recognition for its line of small-cell ultracapacitors, making it the only line of ultracapacitors on the market that comply with UL's Component Recognition requirements under the Capacitors, Standby Energy Storage Category BBBG2."We are extremely proud and excited that we have attained UL […]
Tyco Electronics Corp., a unit of Tyco International Ltd. (Harrisburg, PA), announced it has expanded the authorization of Arrow Electronics (Melville, NY) to carry AMP and other Tyco Electronics product brands, effective July 3, 2000. The decision reflects the dynamic increase in the product offerings of Tyco Electronics and the distribution channel changes that accompany […]
Hyundai Motor Co. (Ann Arbor, MI), is building two prototype fuel cell-powered SUVs that use fuel cells from International Fuel Cells. The internal combustion engine in Hyundai's new "Santa Fe" SUV will be replaced by a single-stack, proton-exchange membrane IFC fuel cell and an electric drive system supplied by Enova Systems (Torrance, CA), which supplies […]
Battery Engineering Inc. (Canton, MA) has developed a fire-safe, rechargeable, lithium-battery system. The new battery system, developed for Cairns and Brother's (Clifton, NJ) new CairnsVIPER hand-held thermal imaging system for fire fighting, delivers the high power needed for advanced thermal imaging in a lightweight, environmentally-friendly package that withstands high heat. The battery provides up to […]
Lucent Technologies (Murray Hill, NJ) announced a flooded lead-acid battery with a 25 percent longer life for telecommunications central offices, mobile switching offices and cable head-end applications. The expected 25-year life of the battery is five years longer than comparable flooded lead-acid batteries on the market today, and the 1,680Ah Victory Class premium battery can […]
PowerCache (San Diego, CA), a Maxwell Technologies company, has expanded its ultracapacitor product line with the introduction of the PC5 ultracapacitor. The...
Douglas Battery’s (Winston-Salem, NC) Standby Systems division has introduced three new additions to its Safeguard Premium Series. The three new modular standby systems will offer 1,200Ah, 1,400Ah and 1,600Ah capacity. The new systems are scheduled to be unveiled at Supercomm 2000, June 4-6, 2000. The increased capacity Safeguard Premium systems are designed as solutions for […]
Analytic Systems Ware Ltd. (Surrey, BC), appointed On Board Components (Scarborough, Ontario), as a national distributor for their line of power conversion products into the year 2000 and beyond. On Board Components will distribute Analytic Systems' full line of power supplies, battery chargers, inverters and dc-dc converters.Stated Jim Hargrove, president of Analytic Systems, "This partnership […]
Ford Motor Co. (Scotland), has built a prototype electric hybrid based on its popular "Ka" city car, an electric hybrid powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries. The "E Ka" reportedly has similar performance to the gasoline-powered model and a range of up to 95 miles. Ford says it also accelerates much quicker than rival electric hybrids. […]
Modine Manufacturing Co. (Racine, WI) plans to develop fuel cells. The company, which has been working for two years on fuel cell heat exchangers for vehicle applications, has formed a Fuel Cell Products Group to bring its heat-transfer expertise to what it calls "an emerging, energy-revolution opportunity." Fuel cells use a chemical reaction of hydrogen […]
Hyundai Motor Co. (Ann Arbor, MI), announced that it is building two prototype fuel cell-powered sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) that use fuel cells from International Fuel Cells (IFC, South Windsor, CT). The internal-combustion engine in Hyundai's new "Santa Fe" SUV will be replaced by a single-stack, proton-exchange membrane IFC fuel cell and an electric drive system […]
Mechanical Technology Inc. (Albany, NY) announced the appointment of Shimshon Gottesfeld as the chief technology officer and vice president of research and...
A cleaner, lighter and more efficient battery system to fit electric school buses in California will be built and tested through a $375,000 contract awarded today by the California Energy Commission (Sacramento, CA), to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).The contract represents the Commission's share to support phase two of a project to design, develop […]