Jenax, inventor of ultra-flexible, thin lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, announced a breakthrough in battery safety with non-flammable liquid electrolytes. Jenax’s technology uniquely solves the urgent problem of batteries that catch fire or explode in extremely hot temperatures or when short circuited. With this technology incorporated into its battery cells, Jenax can dramatically increase the safety of wearables and other products that come in close contact with people, including those in electric vehicles, while ensuring high battery performance.
“Liquid is the best conductor for ionic movement, which means it delivers the best battery performance. But because liquid can also be a tremendous fire hazard, many manufacturers try to use solid state electrolyte instead. They sacrifice efficiency and — in the case of wearables — comfort and usability, for safety,” said EJ Shin, Director of Jenax. “Jenax has always been focused on delivering the greatest combination of safety and performance. With our non-flammable electrolyte, we’re taking both to the next level, providing the peace of mind manufacturers and consumers need with the high performance they deserve.”
Jenax pioneered ultra-flexible, gel polymer batteries that can bend in many directions and won’t leak or harm people if cut or punctured. This eliminated the problems that traditional solid, rigid batteries pose for connected product designers, while delivering strong battery performance. Once its non-flammable liquid electrolyte is incorporated into Jenax batteries, the company will offer hardware designers and manufacturers the ability to use liquid- and/or gel polymer-based batteries. Gel-based batteries are also suitable for wearables, particularly where puncturing may be an issue as there is no leakage.
CES 2020 attendees are encouraged to sign up for Jenax’s “Truly Flexible Power” Snack & Demos, where its J.Flex gel-polymer batteries will be shown in medical and sports applications, and Jenax’s non-flammable liquid electrolyte can be seen. Participation is limited to enable valuable discussions.