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Posted on October 1, 2019 by  & 
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VARTA Microbattery presents new Lithium-Ion cell

CoinPower CP1240 ensures performance with increasingly high-compact medical products and wearables.
Digitalisation is making giant leaps forward in the medical field. It is changing the way many people behave, who increasingly use small digital appliances such as wearables to help them in their everyday lives, which provide an overview of their health situation. The dominant trend in the development of new medical appliances is not just digitalisation, but also miniaturisation. Supplying energy to tiny format high-tech appliances requires the right kind of battery. In response to these high standards, VARTA Microbattery is presenting the new CP1240 cell, the latest member of the CoinPower family. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Advanced Li-ion & Beyond Li-ion Batteries 2018-2028.
The VARTA Microbattery CoinPower range offers the highest energy density on the Lithium-Ion cell market. It is up to 30 per cent higher than comparable batteries on the market. The new CP1240 goes even further, and achieves the highest capacity among the 4-millimetre flat cells. The compact power packet has a diameter of 12.1 millimetres and a capacity of 43 milliampere hours (mAh). The energy density of the CP1240 is 346 Watt hours per litre.
The VARTA Microbattery CoinPower range is already used in numerous medical appliances and wearables. Since batteries determine the performance and duration of use of an application, rechargeable coin cells must meet the increasing standards: a high safety factor and reliable energy supply are needed, which VARTA perfectly provides with a wide range of safety features.
One example of the constantly growing range of applications is Smart Baby Monitoring. A "smart band" on the baby's foot transmits its heart rhythm, skin temperature and movements to the parents' mobile phone, allowing them to check how their baby is doing at all times. Other medical applications include insulin pumps, portable injectors and glucose monitoring systems. Modern and intelligent safety systems ensure that senior citizens can continue to live independently. These devices reliably draw their energy from the different cells of the VARTA Microbattery CoinPower series. The same applies to wearables such as smart watches and fitness trackers, which measure blood pressure and heart rate during exercise. While we listen to music with them, earbuds collect health data such as the heart rate or temperature (ear thermometer feature) and synchronise it with the smartphone or transmit it to a doctor.
Miniaturisation and digitalisation offers huge potential and a wide range of opportunities, as Philipp Miehlich, General Manager OEM at VARTA Microbattery GmbH, explains: "According to the forecasts, in 2028, nearly a third of turnover in the healthcare industry will be gained from digital products. Small yet high-power components in ever more compact appliances and products are increasingly being used. With our CoinPower series, we are excellently equipped to meet these high energy supply standards."
VARTA AG, as the parent company of the Group, is active in the Microbatteries and Power&Energy business segments through its subsidiaries VARTA Microbattery GmbH and VARTA Storage GmbH. Today, VARTA Microbattery GmbH is already an innovation leader in the field of microbatteries, one of the market leaders for hearing aid batteries and is also striving for market leadership for lithium-ion batteries in the wearables sector, especially for hearables. Power&Energy focuses on intelligent energy solutions for tailor-made battery storage systems for OEM customers as well as on the design, system integration and assembly of stationary lithium-ion energy storage systems. With five production and manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia as well as sales centers in Asia, Europe and the USA, the operating subsidiaries of the VARTA AG Group are currently active in over 75 countries worldwide.
Media contact:
Nicole Selle
Corporate Communications
VARTA-Platz 1
73479 Ellwangen
Tel.: +49 79 61 921 - 221
Source: VARTA Microbattery.
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