Nickel Zinc Rechargeable Batteries - NiZN is not a new chemistry but this San Diego company has made some patented improvements to the previous limitations on this battery type and now it can be charged and recharged several hundred times.
More importantly it is a full 1.65 volt rechargeable battery so all devices that require, or merely perform slightly better with, a higher voltage will LOVE this battery.
Also it is very well suited for high drain devices like digital cameras so this is a very promising battery indeed. The only downside that I can see so far is that it requires a dedicated charger so your charger choices are severely limited.Powergenix NiZN rechargeable batteries must be used only with the Powergenix NiZN charger(s) and are not designed by the manufacturer to be compatible with NiMH or NiCD chargers.
As with all the products on greenbatteries.com this product comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. It is only avaialble in the AA size at this time but other sizes are coming soon.
Nickel-Zinc Battery Technology Benefits
By significantly extending the cycling capability of a NiZn
battery without compromising the high performance properties inherent
to the chemistry, PowerGenix has introduced a rechargeable
battery featuring a wide range of customer benefits.
- High Energy Density - The PowerGenix battery
has up to a third more the energy density of a traditional nickel-cadmium
(NiCd) battery when measured by either weight (Watt hours per
kilogram) or by volume (Watt hours per liter).
- Superior Power Density - The PowerGenix
battery delivers a higher voltage in a smaller and lighter
package than other rechargeable batteries. PowerGenix has assembled
a traditional 19.2 volt pack into the form factor of a 14.4 volt
pack, representing a 25% lower cell requirement that also delivers
higher power and a 45% lower impedance, resulting in significantly
- Lower Cost - Inherently less expensive, zinc
provides a significant cost savings over other rechargeable batteries.
- Safety - NiZn is a proven safe chemistry that
- Speedy Recharge - The PowerGenix battery
is capable of completely recharging in less than two hours and
achieves 80% recharge within one hour, a key benefit for cordless
power tools, electronics and many other applications.
life - The service life of the battery meets or beats that
of most NiCd batteries in typical applications.
- Long Shelf
Life - Superior to lead-acid batteries which will
sulfate over time limiting their shelf life, the PowerGenix
NiZn battery has a significantly longer shelf life.
- Environmentally Green - Both nickel
and zinc are non-toxic and recycled easily and inexpensively.
The zinc electrode contains no lead, cadmium or mercury, and
presents no threat to the environment, making it an ideal replacement
for lead and cadmium batteries.