As devices turn smaller and smaller assuming new fangled shapes and form with each technological advancement, there has been a dire need for batteries that power them to keep up. ProLogium, one of the most innovative battery companies in the world, has come up with a flexible battery material that will power the next generation of ever-evolving wearable gadgets.
At the Computex 2014, the Taiwanese company unveiled a one of a kind ProLogium FPC Li-Ceramic Battery (FLCB) sheet, which can survive in almost any condition. It can bend itself into a wearable, work even if cut into smaller parts or punctured holes through it. In a nutshell, the FLCB can survive any sort of physical, electrical or thermal impact or any other salting out issues.
Slimmer than a business card, the battery is only 0.36mm (0.014 inches) thick. The battery can be pancaked in layers to offer more power. Similar to lithium-ion batteries, the FLCB is rechargeable.
A 4.1 x 0.98-inch sized sheet of FLCB can juice 45mAh, while a 6.29 x 8.89-inch sized sheet of FLCB can juice 1,050 mAh. For battery enthusiastics, the flexible battery sheet is already in use – it can be found in the Power Jacket Flap of HTC One Max where it packs 1,150 mAh.
The result of such breakthrough technology where a flexible mega-thin body mingles with high density output comes from 7 years of profound R&D. It has defied what can be called normal standards of battery appearance, output, production technique and manufacturing technology and has already patented them worldwide.
The electrolytes in solid-ceramic state can keep the battery from leaking even when it is cut into several pieces and continue working even then. The result is safer power supply for consumer worldwide.
The FLCB battery can either be injection, inserted or moulded during the manufacturing process and can withstand temperatures of up to 2600 Celsius. It implies taking wearable technology to a whole another level with the battery integrating into garments, watches, jewelry, headsets in all shapes and sizes.
ProLogium has already garnered a lot of interest from major tech giants want to use its battery technology for wearables as well as the Internet of Things, which is set to be a trillion dollar industry by 2020.
There are a few drawbacks to its battery technology which still needs to be refined. For instance, the FLCB battery provides average power compared to the sturdy lithium-ion batteries. Like all other technologies out there, there’s hope that it will improve with each generation and provide solutions to the many shortcomings in the age of wearables.
ProLogium plans to release a refined version of its FLCB battery technology later this year, with improved specifications.