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 […]
Cyberex LLC (Mentor, OH) introduced its next-generation family of Rack-Mount Digital Static Transfer Switches. The new Rack-Mount DSTS is available in three models between 20A and 100A, single-phase, and is designed to protect mission-critical loads at the point-of-use.The devices offer Modbus Communications as a standard feature, which allows users to remotely monitor system setpoints and […]
Unipower Corp. (Coral Springs, FL) introduced the new TMH series of 600W hot-swap front end power systems. With three modules in the mating 2U high, 19-inch rack system, either 1200W 2+1 redundant or 1800W output is available in 24V or 48V configurations for distributed power architectures. The TMH hot swap modules feature a compact 2.5 […]
MGE UPS Systems (Costa Mesa, CA) introduced the MGE Eclipse Plus 250 as their latest addition to their line of power protection and power management systems. The new 250 has all the features of MGE's established UPS systems with an enhancement of a 450 joule surge suppressor. MGE claims the Eclipse Plus 250 offers one […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI) has introduced the APC Silcon DP300E Series of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) in 10-80...
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park,CA) announced two new families of highly integrated TVS devices that are designed to exceed the overvoltage protection and lower space requirements of sensitive CMOS technology used in portable applications. According to Semtech, the new SMF05 and SMF12 are the first TVS devices to integrate EDS protection for four low-power data or […]
TechSys Inc. (Livingston, NJ) reports that it has signed a definitive business agreement to merger with Fuel Cell Companies Inc. (FCCI). FCCI holds a majority interest in Micro Fuel Cell Systems Inc., JPL, and SOFC Energy Inc. (UK). Steven Trenk, president of TechSys, commented, "We're very excited about the merger with FCCI. Their majority-owned technology […]
Chapeau Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT) announced that it has finalized its merger agreement with Specialized Energy Products Inc. (SEP, Reno, NV). Chapeau acquired SEP for 3.5 million shares of its common stock and the potential issuance of an additional three million shares of common stock on the achievement of various milestones in the development […]
American Superconductor Corp. (Washington, D.C.) announced that it has received its first order to install a Distributed Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (D-SMES) system to improve reliability and capacity in an electric utility network. The D-SMES system will consist of six individual SMES units that will be deployed within the next year at five electrical substations […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI) has expanded its power protection offerings for multi-server environments with a new condensed-size 5000VA tower uninterruptible power supply (UPS). The new APC Smart-UPS 5000 has a footprint of 8.7" x 17", which is among the smallest tower 5000VA units in the UPS industry, according to APC. The […]