Written by Anja Maier
VARTA AG with its subsidiaries VARTA Microbattery/VARTA Storage at Electronica 2018
Electronica, the global electronics trade show, will open its doors in Munich on November 13, 2018 under the motto “Connecting Everything – smart, safe & secure”. VARTA Microbattery and VARTA Storage will focus their presentation on the right energy supply for the networked world of tomorrow. At booth 625, hall A5, VARTA Microbattery/VARTA Storage will showcase batteries and applications that feature the right cells for wearable technologies, IT/communications, industrial/robotics, consumer, medical, automotive applications and home and garden/power tools. “Our batteries are used in an astounding range of applications,” explains Herbert Schein, CEO of VARTA AG. “The battery is becoming a more and more strategic component where high quality and reliability are essential.”
New flat CoinPower cells
At Electronica, VARTA Microbattery will present three new lithium-ion-cell types for the proven Coin Power series for the first time: CP 0854, CP9440 and CP7840. The latter two are just four millimeters thick and are primarily designed for use in headsets, fitness trackers and intelligent car keys. “We’re continually working to miniaturize our cells, and this enables the manufacturers to design ever smaller and flatter devices,” says Matthias Dorsch, Product Manager VARTA Microbattery GmbH. The cylindrical form factor and high energy density of the CoinPower series make these batteries ideal for use in the wearables, automotive and medical segments. Rapid recharging, high resilience and a sturdy design round out the profile of these cells. To date, the CoinPower series has generated six patents, including the i-Lock system, which together with the circular shape enables an energy density up to 30 percent greater than comparable batteries on the market.
The VARTA booth will also feature a new and flat nickel metal hydride cell, the V550HRA. This extremely durable and long-lasting battery is used in the automotive sector in emergency call and vehicle tracking systems.
The complete CoinPower series of VARTA Micorobattery (photo: VARTA Microbattery GmbH)
The new battery types of the proven CoinPower series power products such as car keys and in-ear headsets. (Photos: VARTA Microbattery GmbH)
About VARTA AG
As the parent company of the Group, VARTA AG is active in the business segments Microbatteries and Power & Energy through its operating subsidiaries VARTA Microbattery GmbH and VARTA Storage GmbH. Already an innovation leader in the microbattery sector and a market leader for hearing-aid microbatteries, VARTA Microbattery GmbH also aspires to market leadership for lithium-ion batteries. VARTA Storage GmbH focuses on the design, system integration and assembly of stationary lithium-ion energy storage systems for households and commercial applications as well as customized battery storage systems for OEM customers. The Group’s operating subsidiaries are currently active in more than 75 countries around the world, with four production and assembly facilities in Europe and Asia as well as distribution centers in Asia, Europe and the United States.