Date: Wednesday, May 11th, 2005, 08:39
HERA has information about a new rechargeable Ni-Hydrogen battery and yes, it’s going to be added to our PowerBook Wishlist later in the week. Read more for the links…
Ni-Hydrogen technology has been used for decades in space applications. Further commercial deployment has been limited as a result of the high-pressure design used prior to the Company?s invention (Ergenics? patents).
HERA’s Ni-Hydrogen battery uses a separate, hydride-based, low pressure hydrogen storage tank. This segmented design allows a flexible, lower-cost, lower weight, battery design which is better suited to automotive applications.
Equally important for hybrid electric vehicles is the battery’s patented “bipolar” cell configuration. In a bipolar battery, individual cells are placed next to one another in a “stack” assembly with a conductive plate located between each cell. Electrical current passes from one cell to the next across the entire electrode area, enabling operation at high rates of power.
For more information, please see How HERA’s Low-pressure Ni-Hydrogen Battery Works.