Electrical distribution

Knowing your AC from your DC

25 November, 2019 by Jon Young, APAC Director | Supplied by: EU Automation

In a world dominated by alternating current, it seems direct current has virtually disappeared from use. Does it still have a place?

Investment to focus on grid reliability

04 November, 2019

The Australian Government recently announced a $1 billion Grid Reliability Fund for investment into transmission and distribution infrastructure and grid stabilisation technologies.

Federal, NSW govts to underwrite QNI upgrade

30 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal and NSW governments have agreed to jointly underwrite $102m for a project to upgrade the Queensland–New South Wales Interconnector.

In search of dark energy

21 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Eaton Industries Pty Ltd

When the back-up power system for one of its largest telescopes was coming to the end of its life, Siding Spring Observatory decided to upgrade its technology.

Eaton revamps DC power portfolio for 5G era

16 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Eaton has launched a new range of DC power solutions — designed to support the power needs of 5G networks — in Australia and New Zealand.

Could a new battery concept replace lithium ion?

10 October, 2019

A battery concept adopting an anode and cathode made of aluminium and anthraquinone could result in lower production costs and environmental impacts.

CBi-electric SFRSE7 RCBO

01 October, 2019 | Supplied by: CBI Electric Australia Pty Ltd

The SFRSE7 from CBi-electric is a DIN mount 3-pole 10 kA RCBO that comes in a compact 3-module width.

It's time to create the grid of the future, says AEMC

27 September, 2019

The Australian Energy Market Commission has urged that action be taken to create an energy grid that can accommodate rooftop solar expansion and a national electric vehicle network.

ABB to expand Austrian energy grid

25 September, 2019

ABB Power Grids will supply gas-insulated switchgear to Austria's transmission system operator, Austrian Power Grid.

CBI DC Battery Storage MCB Range

24 September, 2019 | Supplied by: CBI Electric Australia Pty Ltd

The battery storage range is suitable for isolation of the battery installation or providing overcurrent and short circuit protection.

UK tech could defend against national power blackouts

23 August, 2019

A team of scientists at the University of Birmingham in the UK have developed a technology that could protect against electricity blackouts.

Novel electrolyte could enhance supercapacitors

19 August, 2019

A newly developed class of ionic liquids may store more energy than conventional electrolytes, with less risk of catching fire.

Vox Power VCCM600 series configurable power supply chassis

02 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Digi-Key Electronics

The VCCM600 series from Vox Power provides a modular, configurable power supply, delivering 600–750 W of peak power for 5 s in a rugged 4″ x 7″ package.

Risk of battery-powered devices near electrical equipment

29 July, 2019

Failure to maintain battery-powered devices such as energy monitoring systems, time clocks or communication equipment can create a potential electric shock hazard and may cause damage to electrical equipment.

Eaton ExoCab18-Macro 100 outdoor power and equipment cabinet

16 July, 2019 | Supplied by: Eaton Industries Pty Ltd

Eaton has announced its latest outdoor power and equipment cabinet designed to house telecommunications and IT equipment in harsh environmental outdoor conditions.

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