Xentek Power Systems (San Marcos, CA) recently announced the completion of its merger with its sister company, Taiyo Yuden (USA) Inc. The new company will operate under the Taiyo Yuden (USA) name, and the firms plan to consolidate operations into a single location yet to be determined. According to the firm, no staff or personnel […]
Rayovac Inc. (Madison, WI) has filed with US regulators to periodically sell up to $250.0 million in debt securities, preferred and common stock, and warrants. Rayovac said in its Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it plans to use the proceeds for general corporate purposes, such as debt repayment and acquisitions.
Abacus Controls Inc. (Somerville, NJ) introduced the model 4758-4-480 75kVA inverter. The new inverter has 480Vdc input, and outputs of 277/480Vac, 3 phase, 4 wire, 50 or 60Hz. The inverter can operate in standalone or utility intertie modes.
Ralston Purina Co. (St. Louis) announced recently that it plans to auction off its Eveready OEM rechargeable battery business by the end of the year. The rechargeable battery business recorded a pretax operating loss of $4.7 million in the second quarter ended March 31, 1999. Ralston stated that it took a $35 million after-tax charge […]
DCH Technology Inc. (Valencia, CA) announced it is expanding its Fuel Cell Operations into a new and larger facility outside of Madison, Wisconsin, beginning May 1, 1999. The new facility will accommodate the design, development and pilot production operations for DCH's proprietary Hydrogen Fuel Cells.According to the company, the new facility will allow it to […]
Schaefer Inc. (Ashland, MA) introduced its C5700 Series of 8kW, 6U/9U high, 19" rack compatible dc/dc and ac/dc converters. Applications include on-board...
Avansys (San Jose, CA) recently announced its entry into the US market for power components. The company offers a line of single and dual output, low power dc/dc converters. According to Avansys, the converters incorporate industry standard footprints and pin-outs, as well as standard features and performance at an attractive price. The converters provide from […]
Solarex (Frederick, MD) announced the commissioning of the largest US-based solar electric system using its Millennia thin-film solar electric modules. The newly dedicated, 43kW system uses 1,400 Millennia modules and is located on top of the BJ's Wholesale Club in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. The solar modules were sold to Sun Power Electric (Westborough, MA), who were […]
Spire Corp. (Bedford, MA) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and for the year ended December 31, 2000. For the last quarter, total revenues were $2,368,000, a decrease of 12 percent from the fourth quarter of 1999. Solar energy revenues for that period were $937,000, compared to $914,000 for the same 1999 period. Revenues […]
Axiomatic Technologies Corp. (Canada) announced the release of a 48/12V dc/dc converter, the IP67. The converter is designed to provide 12Vdc power suitable for 12V solenoids, relays and other electrical system. The device is fully sealed and potted in an enclosure to protect against moisture, shock and vibration. Power from a battery or other source […]
MGE UPS Systems (Costa Mesa, CA) introduced a new line of Pulsar ESV+ rack-mount uninterruptible power supplies and also announced rack-mount versions...
According to news reports, the Beijing Solar Photoelectric Center (BSPC) has begun commercial production of a solar-powered battery for mobile phone applications. The battery is designed to be recharged anytime using not only visible light, but also invisible light, such as ultraviolet and infrared rays. The battery can also be recharged using ac or dc […]
Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) introduced a new family of CMOS LDOs for battery-powered portable applications, including CDMA, TDMA and GSM cellular...
Maxwell Technologies Inc. (San Diego) and L-3 Communications (New York, NY), a manufacturer of "black box" voice and data recorders, have been invited by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to demonstrate an independent power supply (IPS) incorporating Maxwell PowerCache ultracapacitors to provide backup power to continue recording for at least 10 minutes if aircraft […]
In conjunction with the recent announcement of the California Fuel Cell Partnership, Texaco Inc. (Houston, TX) announced the formation of Texaco Energy Systems Inc., a venture that will explore opportunities in the fuel cell energy business. The formation of the business is intended to allow Texaco to apply its expertise in fuel conversion technologies to […]