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Silver-Zinc batteries show up Lithium-Ion/Composite batteries

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posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 01:06 AM
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www.gizmag.com...
In addition to providing important safety features, Zinc Matrix Power batteries offer improved energy density compared to lithium-ion batteries, providing improved run time in the same footprint -- or the same run time in a smaller footprint. Zinc Matrix Power batteries also deliver a "greener" solution since battery contents can be recycled and reused.


This is great news for Lotus (the future builder of the Tesla Roadster) due to the inherint safety issues(as well as waste issues) of Li-Ion/Comp batteries. The fact that the company claims it's batteries are superior to Li-Ion is just Icing on the Cake.

I wonder how far you can scale this? It can be extremely usefull in Load Balancing applications(storing electricity during times of low demand to release when demand is peaking).

[edit on 3-10-2006 by sardion2000]

[edit on 3-10-2006 by ADVISOR]




posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 06:35 PM
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OMG, noone replied. This is a fairly big story. Bumpity bump bump.



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 07:04 PM
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First I'd heard and I was sorta keepin' an eye out for battery stuff. These fellows are going to be very wealthy. Any word on time to market for laptops? Ka-ching! Zn-Ag should have almost no reaction with air unlike the current Lithium deals. It'll be interesting to see how this works out... I found some other guys hawking Li-Fiber and they claiim "completely safe" too but I'm really liking the the notion of Zinc Matrix.


Victor K.

40'

EDIT: I can't help but like a battery based on a substance commonly used in antibiotic gels for burn victims... Zinc Oxide... twice as much go for a laptop very cool... hope the price isn't too steep for the consumer market.

Victor K.

40'

[edit on 3-10-2006 by V Kaminski]



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 07:50 PM
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I found some other guys hawking Li-Fiber and they claiim "completely safe" too


Hmm, I find that hard to believe. Got a link?



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 07:56 PM
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Isn't it Lotus? and not Lexus?
Yea I'm pretty sure its Lotus..
Tesla Motors

I think it's built off the Elise platform.



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 08:17 PM
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Yeah I posted it on a laptop thread at BTS that seems to be unavailable right now... here's the original link to TRU Batteries... I didn't think it sounded near as good the Zinc tho'. Thanx eh.

trugroup.com...

They claim safe but it is still a Lithium battery... maybe they have it licked too but the output from the Zinc and the IDF award says bout enough for me... they're on their way...

Victor K.
40'

[edit on 3-10-2006 by V Kaminski]



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 08:19 PM
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Originally posted by aecreate
Isn't it Lotus? and not Lexus?
Yea I'm pretty sure its Lotus..
Tesla Motors

I think it's built off the Elise platform.


Thank you for the correction. I always get those two mixed up(and I'm the one who originally posted the Tesla thread
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