Belkin Components (Compton, CA) recently announced the Regulator PRO Gold Series. The new line features three models rated at 350VA, 500VA and 650VA (F6C350-USB; F6C500-USB; F6C650-USB). The UPS feature shut down software communicated via USB, which frees up the serial port on the PC for other peripherals, and offers line-interactive technology featuring Automatic Voltage Regulation […]
Power Measurement Ltd. (Saanichton, BC) recently announced the introduction of the 7500 ION three-phase digital power meter. According to Power Measurement, the...
The Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas (EVAA, Washington, DC) is hosting the North American Electric Vehicle and Infrastructure Conference and Exposition, NAEVI 1999, November 17-20, in Atlanta, GA. The world's biggest auto companies, as well as some of the most innovative electric vehicle product manufacturers, are set to show a number of new technologies […]
American Power Conversion (APC, West Kingston, RI) recently announced that it is expanding its three-phase on-line power protection solutions in North America...
Unipower Corporation (Coral Springs, FL) recently announced that the new RS Series front ends have 2,500W output with active power-factor correction. The two models available are the 24Vdc at 104.2A and the 48Vdc at 52.1A. Power density is 11W per cubic inch in a fan-cooled, low-profile case 3.3in x 4.9in x 14in. There are two […]
Maxwell Technologies Inc. (San Diego, CA) reported record revenues for its fourth fiscal quarter ended July 31, 1999, of $49.8 million, compared with revenues of $40.0 million for the same period a year ago. The company's fourth quarter was $3.7 million, or $0.38 per share, after giving effect to special charges and credits, compared to […]
American Power Conversion (APC, West Kingston, RI) recently announced that it is expanding its three-phase on-line power protection solutions in North America with the Silcon DP300E 240kVA/kW and 320kVA/kW units. Both UPSs possess the patented Delta Conversion On-line technology. This latest generation of three-phase technology was designed more specifically for current and future technology applications […]
Lynntech Inc. (College Station, TX) delivered four prototype, self-contained, direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) power supply systems to the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL, Adelphi, MD) at the completion of a small business innovation research phase two contract. The fuel cell prototypes provide a fully regulated 15W/12V output and were developed for use as individual […]
Tripp Lite (Chicago) introduces new Unison true on-line UPS systems in the 1,000VA to 2,200VA range. Unison 1kVA, model SU1000RT (Rack/Tower), and 2.2kVA, model SU2200RT, UPS Systems allow users to utilize them in either rackmount or tower applications without additional expense. The SU1000RT and SU2200RT UPSs require only 2U rack space when used in rackmount […]
This year's Intel Technology Symposium (ITS, September 8-9, Seattle, WA) provided an interesting peek into one possible future for PC, Workstation and Server power architectures. The most interesting proposal made during the meeting related to the potential use of high-frequency ac (HFAC) power architectures in future generations of systems.The prototype HFAC system uses a unique […]
Ballard Power Systems (British Columbia, Canada) announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with UCAR International Inc. (Nashville, TN) for the joint development and exclusive supply of GRAFOIL Flexible Graphite for Ballard fuel cells. Flexible graphite is claimed to be a key material in the manufacture of flow field plates for fuel cells.Flow field […]
American Power Conversion (APC, West Kingston, RI) and EnergyOn.com recently announced that the two companies will enter into a co-marketing agreement whereby energyOn.com will promote and sell select APC power protection solutions on its site. EnergyOn.com is an independent information and access resource for consumers to shop the energy providers in their service area for […]
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA, Portland, OR) recently announced its initial research partners in a fuel cell demonstration project. These BPA public utility customers and utility organizations will be the first to test proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells as part of BPA's fuel cell program. This brings BPA and the utilities in the Northwest […]
FuelCell Energy Inc. (Danbury, CT) has received a $1.25 million contract from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund for a 250kW Direct FuelCell power plant for the state of Connecticut. The power plant is slated for delivery in 2002 for installation at the University of Connecticut. Jerry Leitman, president and CEO of FuelCell Energy, commented, "The […]
Abacus Controls Inc. (Somerville, NJ) introduced three competitively priced Solid State Frequency Changers as alternates to, or replacements for, standard motor generators. The units include Model 239-1, rated at 30kVA; Model 2758-1, rated at 75kVA; and Model 2209-1, rated at 200kVA. The output for each model is three-phase 400Hz with independent phase voltage regulation. The […]