South Korea is known for it’s technology in electronic fields and a major break through you can see in battery technology also. South Korea based company Jenax
has always been in news since 2015 for their cutting edge battery technology. Jenax
has showcased their J-FLEX Batteries in CES2015
. This technology is really jaw dropping.
In above picture you can see a roughly folded paper type thing- this is J-FLEX Li-ion rechargeable battery powering the bulb.
JENAX is estiblished in 1991 but battery development team is working from last 7 to 8 years. Company also deals in textiles and Stainless Steel Wires. It produces ultra-fine wires.
Company head office and factory are in South Korea.
JENAX has developed a unique kind of Li-ion battery which can be fold, rolled or bend in many ways as per the requirement of its applications. This is rechargeable, and it has many advantages.
This battery has several unique features like-
–It is made up with gel polymer electrolyte.
–No overheating observed during testing and uses.
–Low internal resistance.
–High energy density.
–It has rapid movement of lithium ion within.
–Stable even with bending fatigue.
As this battery can be formed into different flexible shapes even without losing the voltage so the scope of application is also in different field. It can be used in Medical, Fashion, Health, Military or Tech industries.
Test Performed to prove this technology:
Like any engineering concept this technology is also proven by performing different extensive tests like-
ELECTRICAL ABUSE TEST –
–Short Circuit Test
–Over Charge Test
–Over Discharge Test
–Over Current Test
ENVIRONMENTAL ABUSE TEST-
–High Temperature Test
–Low Pressure Test
MECHANICAL ABUSE TEST-
–Nail Penetration Test
In all above test J-Flex battery maintained its original characteristic and passed successfully. It also proved that in any state (like non-bending or dynamic bending) the battery delivers nearly same voltage and current-
How this technology is serving us:
So, this technology will definitely support the creative product ideas and will give freedom to the designer to choose any shape and size of the product to serve the purpose in a better manner.
Currently these batteries are in use in Smart Watch, Smart Glasses, Headset, Fitness Band, Medical Devices, Smart Apparel, Footwear, GPS Tracker, Military Helmet and Wearable Robot.