Battery Facts

Zinc-Air Batteries

• Rechargeable zinc-air has emerged from its research and development phase and is now in the early stages of commercialization.
• Differs from other rechargeable battery systems by extracting oxygen molecules required for electricity-producing chemical reactions directly from air.
• The air electrode absorbs oxygen to generate electrical current on discharge, and expels oxygen during battery recharge.
• On discharge, oxygen is brought into the cell, so there's no need to enclose a heavy metal oxidizer.
• Runtime exceeds other types by far
• Higher energy density, power output, and less charge time than any other battery.
• Able to power a lap-top computer for over 8 hours.