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Aston University gets GBP £443k grant to enhance lithium-ion battery safety
Wed, 28th Feb 2024
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cartech
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evs
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eco-friendly
Aston University secures a GBP £443,058 EPSRC grant for transforming lithium-ion batteries into safer, more eco-friendly versions using gel electrolyte materials.
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The secrets to maximising IoT battery life: 11 things you must know before your next deployment
Mon, 30th Oct 2023
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iot
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power / energy
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batteries
Addressing battery longevity isn’t straightforward – it’s a multifaceted question like ‘how long is a piece of string?.
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2023, a crucial year for battery-electric vehicles: Gartner
Fri, 10th Mar 2023
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cartech
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wireless electric vehicle charging
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cios
Some important considerations are rising electricity prices, introduction of EV taxation, unreliable global charging infrastructure, and poor service quality.
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How the transition to lithium-ion batteries for UPS applications will impact sustainability
Fri, 26th Aug 2022
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sustainable it
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cloud services
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inventory management systems
Transitioning from VRLA to lithium-ion batteries in data centres has clear benefits for sustainability, says Schneider Electric's Joe Craparotta.
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Vertiv introduces lithium-ion batteries to UPS range
Mon, 20th Sep 2021
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hybrid cloud
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data centre maintenance / management
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power / energy
The options are available for the Vertiv Edge line-interactive UPS family and provide benefits over traditional lead acid batteries.
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New Schneider tool helps discern value of Li-ion
Wed, 18th Sep 2019
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colocation
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data centre maintenance / management
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power / energy
Schneider Electric’s TradeOff Tool delivers detailed cost and energy advantages of lithium-ion cells versus VRLA batteries.
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Aus battery company awarded $3.5M for projects here and Europe
Mon, 12th Aug 2019
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sustainable it
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power / energy
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r&d
Calix will receive $3 million from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, plus $0.5 million for CO2 capture from cement production.
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Eaton brings first lithium-ion UPS to ANZ
Fri, 5th Jul 2019
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firewall
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network management
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network security
Designed for distributed IT and edge computing, the UPS offers increased network security and battery life, and remote management capabilities.
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HP extends laptop & workstation recall due to battery fire hazard
Thu, 14th Mar 2019
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mobility
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tablets & laptops
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hp
HP has extended its worldwide recall of several notebooks and mobile workstations due to the high risk of fire and burn hazards.
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Kokam says days are numbered for lead acid batteries in the data centre
Sat, 7th Jul 2018
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colocation
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power / energy
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it infrastructure
The battery solutions provider says the lead acid option is unwieldy, require heavy maintenance, lasts less than 5 years, and has a large footprint,.
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Lithium-Ion batteries critical to reducing power management costs
Tue, 3rd Apr 2018
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data centre maintenance / management
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edge data centre
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power / energy
Reliable and effective power management is essential to managing edge computing environments, but that is at risk from poor maintenance.
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Does the chemistry of a lithium-ion battery dictate how safe it is?
Mon, 19th Mar 2018
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data centre maintenance / management
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cartech
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power / energy
The chemistry has a substantial impact on the various performance characteristics of a battery, not just on its safety.
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Should you convert your 3 Phase UPS to Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Batteries?
Wed, 6th Dec 2017
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data centre maintenance / management
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power / energy
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schneider electric
Li-ion batteries for UPS systems come standard with an integrated BMS that provides a clear picture of battery runtime and health.
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Bloomberg: Li-ion batteries are poised for big gains in data center UPS systems
Wed, 26th Jul 2017
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colocation
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data centre maintenance / management
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power / energy
There is still a significant proportion of the market that will still continue to use VRLA, and lead-acid battery technology is also improving.