Battery & Fuel Cell Technology for Portable Devices

Venue: Chicago

Location: Chicago, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 26, 2006 End Date/Time: Sep 28, 2006
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The prevalence of portable devices on the market is gigantic, and the major constrain about the utility of these devices is battery life. A lot of technology is being focused on how to operated devices with reduced power consumption, but at the same time battery technologies need to catch up with application requirements. There is certainly no shortage of battery- and chemistry-related technologies, ranging from regular lithium-ion batteries to portable rechargeable batteries to fuel cells. Portable rechargeable cell chemistries include Alkaline, Nickel Cadmium (NiCd), Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), and Lithium Ion (Li-ion). The Li-ion cells have the highest energy density by both weight and volume. With the appropriate level of safety designed into a Li-ion pack, Li-ion offers the most attractive method of portable battery power. And, furthermore, Frost & Sullivan forecasts the market for micro fuel cells for consumer electronic devices to reach approximately 80 million units by 2012.

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