ZPower, the leading manufacturer of rechargeable silver-zinc microbatteries, announced today its participation at the International Battery Seminar March 25-28, 2019. In addition to exhibiting (booth #122), Tim Powers, Director of Applications Engineering at ZPower, will be presenting on the development of rechargeable alkaline silver-zinc microbatteries for medical and consumer devices.
ZPower is at the forefront of revolutionizing the battery industry with its advanced silver-zinc rechargeable microbattery technology. For the past three decades, lithium-ion batteries have been an integral part of consumer electronics, medical devices, and other applications. But increasingly, Li-ion is unable to keep pace with product developers who require more energy in smaller packages. ZPower silver-zinc microbatteries offer a better alternative to Li-ion, storing greater energy density than equivalently sized rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and alleviating traditional safety issues and transportation and regulatory challenges.
“There’s historically been a common perception that you must trade off size or safety for energy density. We’re proving that wrong with our microbatteries. Pairing the unique advantages of silver-zinc with our patented charging algorithms, we’re enabling device designers to push the boundaries of size and energy demands, while also making it easier to get their products to market—and ultimately, safer for the consumer.” said Anson Martin, Chief Commercial Officer of ZPower.
Using a water-based chemistry, ZPower batteries are stable and non-flammable, making them safer for body-worn medical devices and other wearable applications. Lithium-ion batteries require extra components to monitor voltage, current and temperature in an effort to protect users from the dangers of their technology. Silver-zinc is also a dry battery, exempt from UN38.3 restrictions and most other lithium-ion international shipping regulations.
“We’re looking forward to sharing the advancements we’ve made in rechargeable microbattery technology. Our silver-zinc batteries have opened up a world of new possibilities for consumer and medical device manufacturers and we’re excited to be a part of the next wave of innovation,” said Tim Powers.
With the smallest, most energy-dense, safe microbatteries on the market, ZPower is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of increasing consumer demands for dramatically miniaturized devices.