Planar Energy Devices announced their PowerPlane™ MX lithium ion battery. The battery, for sale in a demo kit including an on-board wireless RF harvesting/charging system, delivers the greatest solution for applications that need self-sufficient milli-amphour (mAh) energy storage. Planar combines high level battery technology with integral RF wireless charging technology.
The combined battery and wireless charging system, called the PowerPlane™ MXE, features charge circuitry that needs a footprint only slightly bigger than that of the battery, making the whole power source exceedingly compact. The PowerPlane™ MX battery could be the first rechargeable battery of its kind to host a top capacity within its thin form factor.
With a capacity of 10 mAh in a 29×25×0. 5 mm package, it’s well suited for many applications seeking both power from the small form factor and long cycle life from its rechargeable nature. The battery posseses an operating voltage array of three or four. 2 V. Users of the PowerPlane™ MX can get over 500 full cycles. In a pulsed scenario, tens and thousands of cycles to expect with negligible degradation in the ability. The PowerPlane™ MX features a proven 1 2nd pulse convenience of as much as 50 mA. The sole power solutions in a thin, similar geometry and capacity you can purchase today are primary cells.
The PowerPlane™ MX battery is great for many applications that need compact geometry y, mAh capacities and long term duty cycles. The battery, when integral with Planar’s RF wireless charging module (PowerPlane™ MXE), is definitely an ideal solution for wireless sensor suppliers seeking power sources for systems or networks where constant maintenance is unrequired. Similarly, active RFID tag suppliers find these attributes appealing for applications in medicine, wander prevention, remote toll payment or security which have service lifetimes of over one year. With respect to the current-time schemes of the appli- cations, the PowerPlane™ MX provides an answer that lasts over 30 months functioning.
The PowerPlane™ MXE demo kit should include a charge station pad plus one PowerPlane™ MX attached to a charging circuit board combining a planar antenna coil and charge/discharge get a handle on circuitry. The sys tem’s get a handle on circuitry provides under/over voltage protection, charge get a handle on, and a charge indicator light. The charge station pad can accommodate significantly more than five battery boards simultaneously.
The battery may be trickled charged continuously or entirely charged in less than 3 hours. The PowerPlane™ MXE may be directly connected to the required applications. The accompanying battery is protected in a laminated packaging, adding further to the rugged nature of the device. The demo kit are available for $350 from Planar’s internet site.