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Tesla Model S owners to receive new charger connectors due to overheating issues

Tesla Model S owners to receive new charger connectors due to overheating issues

A spat of fires involving Tesla's Model S last year marred the company's otherwise many successes. Though the fires all resulted from incidents of some sort, calls for a safety inquiry were made, and a short while later another fire happened, this one to a garage containing one of the cars. On Friday, it was announced owners will be receiving new charger connectors to protect from overheating.

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Jumpr Slate is the thinnest battery backup available at 6.7mm thin

Jumpr Slate is the thinnest battery backup available at 6.7mm thin

EnerPlex may not be a name you’re familiar with, but they’re power options are pretty impressive. Battery backups for your mobile devices are pretty easy to find, but can be bulky and clumsy. Here at CES 2014, we caught up with EnerPlex to find out what new stuff thy were bringing to the fold.

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IEC publishes first technical specification for universal notebook charger

IEC publishes first technical specification for universal notebook charger

The International Electrotechnical Commission or IEC has announced that it has published the first globally relevant technical specification for a universal notebook charger. The charger outlined in the new specifications would work for a wide range of notebook computers. That would mean when you buy a new notebook you could use the charger from your old machine rather than buying a new one.

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Rezence wireless charging brand launched by Alliance for Wireless Power

Rezence wireless charging brand launched by Alliance for Wireless Power

The Alliance for Wireless Power or A4WP consortium is a group of companies pushing a wireless power format. The A4WP consortium was founded by Qualcomm and Samsung and boasts 70 members. The consortium of companies has announced its new wireless power gear brand called Rezence.

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HP Chromebook 11 charger appears in Google Play store

HP Chromebook 11 charger appears in Google Play store

The HP Chromebook 11 that was officially announced in October but suddenly pulled from shelves in November has begun slipping back into our field of vision. A replacement charger for its overheating-prone battery charger has appeared in the Google Play store. This could signal an imminent return of the machine as a whole.

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iQi Mobile adds iPhone wireless charging to any soft case

iQi Mobile adds iPhone wireless charging to any soft case

It's not that it's hard to plug in a wire to charge your iPhone, it's just not that convenient. It would be much more convenient if all you needed to do to charge your iPhone was place it on a charge plate and walk away. A project called iQi Mobile for iPhone has recently reached its $30,000 funding goal on Indiegogo and promises to bring easy charging to iPhone devices with Lightning ports.

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New Google Nexus wireless charger now available

New Google Nexus wireless charger now available

It doesn't exactly take a lot of time or effort to plug a wire into your smartphone to charge. That doesn't mean that smartphone users wouldn't prefer to charge their device without having to use wires. There are all sorts of wireless charging accessories and cases on the market today and some devices come with wireless charging capability from the factory.

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USB PD replacing current standard: why this is excellent

USB PD replacing current standard: why this is excellent

The word is spreading here near the end of 2013: USB is over, if you want it. USB PD (Power Delivery) is set to be the new standard for the next generation, working with standard specifications set to start taking effect as early as 2014. This technology may very well change the way we power electronics, first and foremost because it's able to output up to 100 watts of power, 10 times that of today's current best in regular ol' USB technology.

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EnerPlex Packr backpack has built-in solar charger for gadgets

EnerPlex Packr backpack has built-in solar charger for gadgets

Anyone who's on the road a lot for work, school, or pleasure knows it can be a challenge keeping your gadgets charged up and ready to use away from an outlet. If your travels take you outdoors a lot, keeping your gadgets charged and keeping you in touch can be particularly troublesome. A company called Ascent Solar Technologies has announced a new backpack called the EnerPlex Packr that not only has plenty of room for all of your gear, but helps keep your gadgets powered working.

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San Diego Fashion Valley Mall gets first public SAE combo DC fast charging station for EVs

San Diego Fashion Valley Mall gets first public SAE combo DC fast charging station for EVs

There are several factors that will come together to help promote more consumer adoption of electric vehicles around the United States. A couple of those factors include vehicles with battery packs that allow longer driving range and faster charging stations. GM has announced that the San Diego Fashion Valley Mall has become the first location for a public SAE fast-charging station for electric vehicles.

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EU committee to introduce legislation requiring common smartphone chargers

EU committee to introduce legislation requiring common smartphone chargers

One of the biggest sources of irritation for many smartphone users who switch between devices is that many smartphones out there use different types of chargers. This is particularly true of Apple smartphones compared to Android devices. Most Android smartphones and tablets use a common micro USB charger.

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ClipperCreek LCS-25P is the smallest 240 V plug and cord EV charging station available

ClipperCreek LCS-25P is the smallest 240 V plug and cord EV charging station available

One of the things buyers of electric vehicles need to be able to use their vehicle is a charging station at home. Charging stations can range from an extension cord and a standard wall outlet up to more powerful 240 V level II charging systems. A company named ClipperCreek is unveiled a new electric vehicle charging station that it claims to be the smallest 240 V plug and cord charger around called the LCS-25P.

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