MGE UPS Systems (Costa Mesa, CA) has introduced a new inverter, the Topaz S3 2kVA, which features pulse width modulation technology for clean reliable power. The Topaz S3 inverter is intended for telecommunications, Internet providers, building security, and networking applications, which demand reliable uninterrupted ac power from a dc course. The modular inverter features a […]
IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) introduced three new trench power MOSFETs for low-voltage, high-current applications. The IXUC100N055, IXUC200N055 and IXUC160N075 possess high current ratings of 100A, 200A and 160A, respectively. The devices are housed in a new "hole-less" package that conforms to the TO-220 outline with an electrically isolated mounting tab. In this ISOPLUS220 housing, […]
General Electric Co. (Fairfield, CT) announced that its power systems segment acquired two businesses from Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, NJ) along with two sets of intellectual property and equipment assets in a move that enhances its offerings in the fuel cell, turbine and petroleum exploration industries. "The synergies that exist between GE and these operations […]
Electrofuel Inc. (Toronto) announced that its new Lithium-Ion SuperPolymer battery has almost doubled the previous endurance record of rechargeable batteries. The new SuperPolymer battery has an energy density of 470Wh/litre and 183Wh/kg, and is claimed to be able to power laptop computers for 15 hours or more when fully charged. The first product based on […]
Harris Corp. (Melbourne, FL) recently announced it is selling off its entire semiconductor business. Harris has entered an agreement to sell the division to a subsidiary of Sterling Holding Company LLC, a Citicorp Venture Capital Ltd. investment portfolio company. Harris had previously intended to sell only the power portion of the semiconductor division."Selling the whole […]
IMPCO Technologies Inc. (Cerritos, CA) reported results for its fiscal second quarter ended October 31, 2001. For the second quarter of fiscal 2002, IMPCO reported a net loss of $8.7 million, or $0.83 per share, on revenues of $24.1 million. This compared to a net loss of $1.4 million, or $0.13 per share, for the […]
Shanghai SK Transformer Co. Ltd. (China) announced its new ac/dc adapters, which offer reliable construction, a compact and lightweight form-factor, high efficiency,...
Tripp Lite (Chicago, IL) announced the release of upgraded PowerAlert Software (Version 10.2), claimed to be the first truly-integrated enterprise-wide UPS power management software. The new version of PowerAlert includes PowerAlert Enterprise, an application that provides a single graphical interface of UPS systems network-wide and lets users react to alerts remotely, without having to purchase […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]