At the IDTechEx Show, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Lorenzo Grande discusses battery innovation with Dr Giuseppe Antonio Elia, senior researcher at the Technical University of Berlin. Dr Elia is an expert in unconventional battery chemistries, like lithium-air, aluminium-sulphur, and magnesium-ion batteries.
Part1 was seen by over 365 thousand people here. VEGER manufactures over 1 million Powerbanks per month (not only in this floor, they have another floor too) in their factory in Xixiang, Shenzhen, China. VEGER develops their industrial design, mechanical design, production line including assembly, testing, printing, packing etc. Some of their Power banks with 5000mAH start at $3 for MOQ 1K.
Via Labs shows their USB Hub and controller which is in the Nintendo Switch docking station and they show how they make similar hubs for other types of devices as well. The Nintendo Switch uses VLI’s Hub controller (VL210 USB 3.0 1x SS, 3x HS Hub controller) lasts 2.5-3 hours undocked when playing games. In order to extend the playing games time for better gaming experience, VLI has developed an intelligently exclusive turnkey as below:
All-In- One Technology Demonstrator
- Standard USB-C Power Bank: VP242 (USB-C Power Bank DRP Controller)
- USB PD Wall Adapter: VP300 (USB PD Wall Adapter)
- Switch Docking Station: VL212 (USB 3.1 Gen 1 PD Hub (1x SS, 3x HS))
- VP230/VP231 (TCPC for UFP/DFP)
Jenax J.Flex is an innovative flexbile battery freeing design limitations without sacrificing power enabling new form factors for flexible smartphones, flexible wearables and other ideas for flexible future devices based on Li-Ion Gel polymer electrolyte enabling rapid movement of lithium ion with no overheating, high energy density, low internal resistance and that can be stable even with bending fatigue. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
Jointop makes a unique foldable solar panel. These foldable solar panels are easy to carry and can provide electricity wherever it is need. These solar panels include an electric generator. The primary market for the product is camping for powering outdoor electronics. The prices range from $700 and upwards.
Bestek shows some of their Multi-port chargers, including their USB Type-C Wall Charger 30W 4-port. The Bestek Power Strip 8-Outlet 1500 Joules Surge Protector with 8A 6-Port USB Charging Power Strip. Some of the BESTEK Multi-port power adapters have Quick Charge, 4-Port, 6-Port, 8-Port and more, all have Surge Protection, they also have a 5400mAh Car Jump Starter and the Bestek LED Desk Lamps with 4 Lighting Modes, 5 levels Dimmable, Adjustable Arm, Full-Touch Control Panel and 2.4A USB Charging Port.
Bluetimes powerbanks use USB Type C technology for modern connection and Qualcomm quickcharge 2.0 for faster charging. Bluetimes power banks are the first power banks to offer both Type C and Quick charge. The powerbanks can charge any USB type C device including both smartphones and Laptops with type C. The battery capacity for the battery packs is 10,000mah.
JumpsPower displays here their AMG5T torch that can jump start a car with upto 3.5L displacement, can also be used as a powerbank, and comes with a 1000-lumen Cree T6 LED flashlight with two different modes. Sold in Norway, Australia and HK, it costs US$129-159 depending on the model. The other model is the AMG6S that resembles a power bank. The company is also promoting their proprietary spark-proof clamp to be used with their starter products.
Carlux produces engine jumpstarting equipment available in multiple sizes and capable of jumpstarting vehicles as large as cargo trucks. The low capacity white jumpstarter features a USB port sells for 21 USD for 300 pieces. The higher capacity yellow jumpstarter has a capacity of 24v and sells for 68 USD. Carlux also sells a Pokemon go ball 12 USD.
Belenos Clean Power, a subsidiary of Swatch Group, has developed a new type of battery based on vanadium, with electrical energy storage capacity up to 50 to 100% higher capacity than the battery technologies that exist today. Electric cars and drones might start using Belenos batteries starting this year already, production of Belenos batteries will start this Summer by Swatch Group subsidiary Renata in Switzerland, further Belenos batteries may also get produced in Asia depending on the demand. George Clooney and the Swiss astronaut Claude Nicollier are on Belenos's board of directors, Belenos is 51% owned by Swatch Group and will be put on the Hong Kong stock market with a possible valuation between 5 and 20 Billion dollars. The goal is to power Swatch Smartwatches and other wearables with the Belenos battery, creating a Smartwatch and wearable technologies that never needs to be recharged.
As a half-Swiss, I hope Swatch will release smart watches to put Apple Watch to shame, made in a really smart way, with Swatch's own ultra low power displays or with E Ink behind the dials of a Swatch Sistem51 based automatic watch, and with low power Bluetooth and Novasentis flexible actuator vibrations in the wrist band. Part of the watch may function as energy harvester, perhaps solar on the watch casing/sides, to recharge the Bluetooth low energy and E Ink or other low power display.