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Future Trends In The Battery Industry — Thin Flexible Rechargeable Battery

From:CTECHI GROUP Limited     Release time:2018-09-26

Overview:There are unexpected resemblences between diamonds and batteries. Diamond is formed under extremely high pressure and is the world's most valuable gemstone. Similarly, battery technology is developing under increasingly high pressure from end users and manufacturers, while remaining one of the most valuable components in electronic devices.

There are unexpected resemblences between diamonds and batteries. Diamond is formed under extremely high pressure and is the world's most valuable gemstone. Similarly, battery technology is developing under increasingly high pressure from end users and manufacturers, while remaining one of the most valuable components in electronic devices.

Three top trends are paving the way that batteries are being developed. Safety concerns are leading battery manufacturers to re-think their active materials and cell construction techniques. The increase in wearable devices is driving the trend for batteries with higher power density and the growing battery grey market is making battery manufacturers put more attention to end-user safety.

Safety concerns

Recent battery scandals have caused concern about the safety of lithium batteries ( If you want to learn how to avoid the possible danger of lithium batteries, you can view our page of lithium iron phosphate battery safety tips) for reference. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently banned certain smartphones on their flights, which were at risk of exploding. Design flaws in the battery caused the separator between the positive and negative tabs to breakdown. This meant that the battery short-circuited, overheated and in some cases caught fire or explosion.

Following this controversy, researchers proposed a way to introduce flame retardant material into Li-ion batteries to avoid fire or explosion caused by overheating.

Electronic device OEMs need to ensure that the batteries they are purchasing meet the latest released international standards for safety and performance – this means checking that requirements are met both at a cell and a battery level. Suppliers of batteries should work under strict design control because a seemingly trivial design change can have damaging consequences further down the supply chain, if the change has not been properly validated.

( If you want to learn how to avoid the possible danger of lithium batteries, you can view our page of lithium iron phosphate battery safety tips.)

Wearable devices

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) saw an large amount of wearable health and fitness devices. From sleep tracking headphones to an infrared thermometer with a smartphone app, the wearable device market is continuing to grow. As a consequence, battery manufacturers now face the challenge of making smaller wearable rechargeable lithium ion battery that deliver longer runtimes.

To satisfy this demand, researchers have recently created a thin flexible rechargeable battery whichi is containing aluminium and graphite foam and is surrounded by liquid salt. The battery has appealed a lot of interest from manufacturers for its lightweight design and potential for usage in powering flexible displays. However, there is still a long way to go, as the thin flexible rechargeable battery currently only delivers half the voltage of a lithium-ion battery.

The grey market

The application of batteries for life-critical devices, whether in the medical or military section, means there are increasing safety and security concerns. This is combined with the global increase in counterfeiting and the battery grey market, with imports of counterfeit goods accounting for almost 2.5% of global imports.

Counterfeit batteries are at a risk of overheating or catching fire, as well as not working stably. To counter this, Accutronics' smart batteries feature algorithmic security, meaning that if a counterfeit battery is inserted into the host device, it can display a warning message or shut down completely. Counterfeit batteries often look identical to branded batteries, so OEMs must look for security features like this to protect their devices from battery counterfeiting.

The requirement for more energy dense yet smaller batteries means that the battery market is looking for ways to stay ahead of the needs of device OEMs. Also affected by concerns over counterfeiting and the grey market, battery manufacturers are looking to innovate sustainably and safely. It is clear that this pressure is creating a diamond of the global battery market, which is expected to be worth over $17 billion by 2021.

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