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Batterijen vervangen in de ruimte

Deze week hebben twee astronauten van Nasa een ruimtewandeling gemaakt om oude nikkel-waterstof batterijen te vervangen voor nieuwe lithium-ion batterijen. De nieuwe lithium-ion batterijen zijn lichter en kleiner dan de oude batterijen en bovendien hebben ze meer stroomcapaciteit.

 

Deze week hebben twee astronauten van Nasa een ruimtewandeling gemaakt om oude nikkel-waterstof batterijen te vervangen voor nieuwe lithium-ion batterijen. De nieuwe lithium-ion batterijen zijn lichter en kleiner dan de oude batterijen en bovendien hebben ze meer stroomcapaciteit.

 

Functie van de batterijen
Alle elektrische stroom op het ISS wordt opgewekt via de zonnepanelen van het station, die zonlicht omzetten in elektrische energie. In tijden dat het ISS echter door de ‘orbitale nacht’ gaat, kunnen de zonnepanelen geen energie meer produceren. Als zodanig is het noodzakelijk dat het ISS energie opslaat in batterijen, die het vervolgens kan gebruiken om zijn systemen van stroom te voorzien tijdens periodes van duisternis. Elke 1,5u maakt het ISS een rondje om de aarde, waarvan 45 minuten in het zonlicht is. Tijdens deze periode worden de batterijen opgeladen via de zonnepanelen en de batterijen worden ontladen terwijl ze de belastingen van het station voeden tijdens de periode van 45 minuten duisternis per baan.

 

Een uitgebreide uitleg over de verschillen tussen de oude nikkel-waterstof (Ni-H2) batterijen en de nieuwe Li-ion batterijen lees je here.

MagCharger is End of life

Perhaps the world's most iconic rechargeable flashlight goes out of production.

 

The MagCharger

The Maglite MagCharger was the daily support and refuge of police, fire brigade, security guards and many other professional users for years. But the MagCharger has now been caught up in the development of LED lighting and is therefore taken out of production by Maglite. The MagCharger was first introduced in 1980 and it was an immediate success. The MagCharger was not the world's first rechargeable flashlight, but was one of the most reliable and best-selling flashlights at the time. According to many, the Maglite MagCharger is the most iconic flashlight in the world. In recent years, the MagCharger received multiple upgrades, but the model was nevertheless overtaken by other Maglite products and competitor models.

 

Alternatives

Elfa still has a small stock of MagChargers available, but when it runs out, no more can be ordered. Of course we can offer you a suitable alternative. Two models that are ideal for this are the Maglite ML150LR and the Coast HP10R. Unfortunately, both alternatives do not fit in the Magcharger charging holder. Both flashlights are slightly more compact, have a similar appearance and a considerably higher light output (> 1000 lumens instead of the 643 of the Magcharger). The Coast HP10R also comes standard with two lithium batteries and a cartridge with 4xAAA batteries. Therefore, you will never be without power.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   Maglite ML150R                                                                 Coast HP10R

 

In addition to the mentioned parts, the HP10R is also supplied incl:

  • 2x Lithium Ion batteries
  • 1x Cartridge with 4x AAA Alkaline batteries
  • Holster
  • Belt clip
  • Wall mount
  • 12V adapter
  • 230V adapter
  • Charging cable
  • Wrist band

 

Would you like more information about one of these flashlights? Contact us.

A car battery that lasts 2 million kilometers

The battery supplier (CATL) of Tesla, Volkswagen and BMW, among others, has made a huge breakthrough in battery technology that could stimulate the sale of electric vehicles in the coming years. CATL is ready to produce a battery that lasts 16 years and 2 million kilometers, company chairman Zeng Yuqun announced this week.

 

The battery supplier of Tesla, among others, says it has made a huge breakthrough in battery technology that could boost sales of electric vehicles in the coming years.

 

CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd.), the Chinese automotive battery giant that supplies Tesla, Volkswagen and BMW, among others, is ready to produce a battery that can last 16 years and 2 million kilometers, announced chairman of the company Zeng Yuqun this week. This is a huge advance compared to the battery packs that are installed today that have an eight-year life span or 250,000 to 300,000 kilometers.

 

Zeng states that the company is ready to start fulfilling orders for the battery, but did not disclose whether any party has already placed orders. He added that the battery costs about 10% more than average EV batteries. Also, the battery would have a higher energy density, giving the vehicle a greater range.

 

Battery life is one of the major hurdle to the worldwide acceptance of electric vehicles, a battery with such a long life can completely transform the industry. Batteries are the most expensive part of electric vehicles. When the lifespan of these batteries is extended considerably, the total cost of ownership for an electric car will drop considerably.

 

Source: www.businessinsider.nl

We can receive visitors again

From this week we can receive customers and suppliers again! We keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters, wash our hands extra often and our colleagues still work a lot from home. Always make an appointment before your visit.

 

From this week we can receive customers and suppliers again! We keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters, wash our hands extra often and our colleagues still work a lot from home. Always make an appointment before your visit.

New: Procell Intense Power batteries

In September 2019, Duracell presented its new industrial line of alkaline batteries: Procell. These batteries are the replacement for the "Industrial by Duracell". Now, next to the "General Purpose", the "Intense Power" is added. This makes Duracell the world's first brand to offer a two-fold portfolio of professional batteries.

 

In September 2019, Duracell presented its new industrial line of alkaline batteries: Procell. These batteries are the replacement for the "Industrial by Duracell". Now, next to the "General Purpose", the "Intense Power" is added. This makes Duracell the world's first brand to offer a two-fold portfolio of professional batteries.

 

Procell Intense Power batteries are specially designed to last longer (compared to previous Duracell industrial alkaline batteries) in professional high-drain devices that require a lot of power or peak power, such as electronic door locks, soap dispensers or security cameras.

 

Deze batterijen hebben tot 30% langere levensduur in professionele apparaten met een hoog verbruik, wat resulteert in minder batterijvervangingen en dus tot besparingen op kosten die samenhangen met het vervangen van batterijen.

 

The Procell Intense Power are made on the basis of a high-quality cell construction. Each battery comes with a quality guarantee. Design, safety, manufacturing, and qualification meet Procell's stringent battery requirements based on ANSI and IEC battery standards.

 

Procell is used by manufacturers around the world: Procell alkaline batteries have been developed in collaboration with manufacturers to maximize performance in professional devices.

 

Procell also adds the High Power Lithium to the range. A powerful Lithium Manganese dioxide battery (CR123A). Get advice on the right battery for your application, contact us.

 

 

 

Closed on Ascension Day

On Ascension Day (21-05) we are closed. From Friday the 22nd of May we are open as usual!

 

On Ascension Day (21-05) we are closed. From Friday the 22nd of May we are open as usual!

The compact LED work lights from Favour

The Favour Protech L0927 is a powerful, compact LED construction lamp. This firm work lamp has a gigantic light output of 1350 lumens, is USB rechargeable and lasts a complete working day.

 

The Favour Protech L0927

The Favour Protech L0927 is a powerful, compact LED construction lamp. This firm work lamp has a gigantic light output of 1350 lumens, is USB rechargeable and lasts a complete working day. Thanks to a powerful magnet, this lamp is easy to attach to any steel object. Another great advantage of the Favorite Protech L0927 is that the lamp can be easily screwed onto a tripod thanks to the built-in screw cap.

 

This construction lamp is equipped with stainless steel lens protectors, a rubber shock bumper, it is dust and waterproof (IP67 rating) and you can easily submerge it up to one meter under water. Thanks to the handy battery indicator, you always know how long the battery will last. The Favour Protech L0927 is indispensable on the construction site and fits into any toolbox.

 

The Favour Protech L0927

 

The even more compact version

The wireless construction lamp also comes in an even more compact version: the Favour Protech L0817. A smaller version with the same advantages as its big brother, the only difference being the light output (515 lumens) and the battery life (4 hours).

 

The Favour Protech L0817

 

Favour

Favour develops light solutions that make the work or hobby of users easier. Favor develops lighting solutions to illuminate a user's work or hobby. In order to always develop in accordance with the wishes of users, Favour engineers regularly go along with do-it-yourselfers, adventurers, cyclists, craftsmen, hunters, athletes and campers to discover how portable lighting can help make life easier. Look here for more information on Favour.

Together with Setolite Elfa develops the Gladius 3K

In collaboration with Setolite, Elfa have developed a new LED floodlight for a long-standing Rail client. The new lamp was immediately deployed on night-time maintenance duties on the British track.

Maintenance work at Network Rail with the Gladius 3K.

 

In collaboration with Setolite, Elfa have developed a new LED floodlight for a long-standing Rail client. The demand for the new floodlight came from one of our partners in the United Kingdom who needed the lamp for maintenance work at Network Rail. The Gladius 3K has a high light output (33,000 lumens) but consumes around 85% less power than the halogen equivalent. The Setolite Gladius work lamp is special because it uses multi-colour LEDs which makes the lamp output much closer to daylight. The 3 LED modules each have differing beam patterns (each LED has a lens) ensuring an even and consistent beam at all distances. Click here for more information on the Gladius 3K.

 

The Gladius 3K

California gets the world's biggest battery

Het project zal in 2021 afgerond worden . De batterij zal een capaciteit van 100 megawatt hebben die 400 megawattuur kan leveren. Dit is genoeg om ongeveer 100 huishoudens een jaar van stroom te voorzien.

Solar panels in the Antelope Valley in California, where the "Luna storage project" will take place.

 

California will get a 100 megawatt battery in 2021 that can provide 400 megawatt hours. This is enough to power approximately 100 households for a year. The battery charges from electricity from surrounding sun and wind farms and provides energy in the evenings or on cloudy days. It is not the first battery with a capacity of 100 megawatts, in Australia Tesla previously built a battery with a capacity of 100 megawatts, but it cannot deliver the same megawatt-hour.

 

The construction of the battery in California will be completed in 2021 under the name of the "Luna storage project". The battery is intended to help reduce gas consumption in the United States. Gas plants now switch on when there is no solar power. just as it often happens in the Netherlands.

 

The lithium-ion battery is built by the sPower and can provide 400 megawatt hours of energy. With an average annual consumption of 3500 kilowatt hours per household, the battery can supply 100 houses with electricity for a year with one full charge. The battery is an initiative of the Clean Power Alliance, a party that purchases (green) electricity for a million people in California. This is the first battery to be purchased by this party.

Elfa wishes you the best this Easter

Elfa wishes you and all your family the best this Easter. Look after eachother.
On Friday the 10th of April Elfa will be closed as of 12 p.m. This long weekend our employees can rest after this busy period. Next Tuesday we will be ready to help you again from 8:30 a.m.

 

Elfa wishes you and all your family the best this Easter. Look after eachother.
On Friday the 10th of April Elfa will be closed as of 12 p.m. This long weekend our employees can rest after this busy period. Next Tuesday we will be ready to help you again from 8:30 a.m.

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