Sony ships new higher density rechargeables

Sony has begun shipping a new high power density li-ion rechargeable battery which it says can be charged up to 2,000 times and can be fully charged in 30 minutes.

The new secondary battery combines high-power and long-life performance, using olivine-type lithium iron phosphate as the cathode material which Sony says is extremely suited for use as a cathode material due to its robust crystal structure and stable performance, even at high temperatures.

Sony has combined this new cathode material with Sony's proprietary particle design technology to minimise electrical resistance delivering high power output.

The product, which has begun shipping to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will first be supplied for use in motor driven devices such as power tools, after which its application will be expanded to a wide range of other mobile electronic devices.

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