New Resource Gives Developers the Tools Needed to Evaluate ZPower Rechargeable
Batteries for Future Product Designs
CAMARILLO, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ZPower has released a new
Product Development Kit to help product designers evaluate its rechargeable,
silver-zinc battery technology for upcoming product designs for hearing
instruments, medical devices, wearable computing and other applications.
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ZPower rechargeable silver-zinc batteries are better than traditional nickel
metal-hydride rechargeable batteries because they deliver up to three times the
energy in both XR41/312 and XR48/13 battery sizes. Silver-zinc technology also
has significant energy density advantages over lithium-ion microbatteries while
operating at a lower voltage.
"We want to encourage designers and engineers across many industries to consider
ZPower microbatteries for their next design," said Troy Renken, Vice President
of Product Planning and Electronics at ZPower. "Our batteries are superior in
the areas of performance and environmental sustainability, and our design
services make it easy for developers to test and implement this game changing
battery technology." The Product Development Kit is available to product
designers, engineers and developers for applications in any industry that would
benefit from a high energy density rechargeable microbattery.
The ZPower Product Development Kit includes:
* Two batteries - size XR41/312 or XR48/13
* Z125 hybrid regulator evaluation board and data sheet
* Charger system
The new Product Development Kit is part of ZPower's portfolio of Design Services
which includes power management and charger design support. In order to rapidly
expand the adoption of silver-zinc batteries, the company has developed
expertise in voltage regulation ICs, power management ICs, charger electronics
and control algorithms.
Designed and manufactured in California, USA, ZPower batteries are the first new
rechargeable battery technology for portable electronics to be launched since
lithium-ion was introduced in the 1990s.
About ZPower, LLC
ZPower is a leader in the development of rechargeable, silver-zinc batteries for
microbattery applications whose headquarters and manufacturing facility is in
Camarillo, Calif. The company provides a total solution for hearing instrument
manufacturers which includes advanced silver-zinc battery technology and charger
design support. The ZPower solution simplifies new product development and
speeds time-to-market. For end users, ZPower batteries deliver unmatched
performance, improved user experience and are better for the environment. For
more information, visit www.zpowerbattery.com.
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