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An Overview of Proton Polymer Battery Technology
Applying a large current in traditional batteries causes the phenomenon known as voltage drop, reducing the capacity dramatically. On the other hand, a Proton Polymer Battery is capable of supporting the large current required for higher-performance devices. In addition, due to its long service life, it essentially does not need to be replaced. And, as it does not contain hazardous materials, there is no need to recycle a proton polymer battery when it is comes to discarding it.
Also, for rapidly spreading wireless LANs, cases of setting an independent electrical power supply for a wireless module have been increasing to prevent the noise interference. Because this module requires a large current only at the moment when the electric wave is released, the proton polymer battery is suitable for this application.
Furthermore, there are high hopes that proton polymer batteries will be used as back-up batteries in hybrid cars and fuel cell vehicles in the future.
A gasoline engine or fuel cells combined with a capacitor or batteries are used in the current hybrid cars and experimental fuel cell vehicles. The required power for cars varies as they repeat acceleration and deceleration. Therefore, electricity needs to be stored once in a capacitor or batteries. However, as capacitors have a small capacity, both size and price end up increasing. And as a battery has a set service life, it must be replaced once every couple of years, easily costing half a million yen. On the other hand, a proton polymer battery can be made comparatively small and with a large capacity, and there is no need for replacement for an extensive period of time. Also, as power voltage for wind-generated electricity and solar-generated electricity varies greatly depending on the amount of wind and sunlight, systems are designed in combination with secondary batteries and the like. However, as voltage for charging commonly used batteries is strictly fixed, a great amount of energy would be wasted if the wind is too weak or if it is cloudy, respectively. As electricity can be taken in and out smoothly with a proton polymer battery, a wide range of voltages for charging is realized, making it possible to be charged even with a low voltage. What's more, a major characteristic of this battery is that it can be used maintenance-free even in cold climates. A proton polymer battery will make a substantial contribution to the building of a more eco-friendly system in the times to come.
Proton Polymer Battery Technology Specifics
Articles About Proton Polymer Batteries
The following articles are about developments and the future of Proton Polymer Battery technology:
Companies Involved in Proton Polymer Battery Development
Proton Polymer Battery technology is being developed by:
- NEC-Tokin Japan
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