VINATech Hybrid Capacitors used in the Samsung TV Remote Control

VINATech Hybrid Capacitors Samsung TV Remote Control

Sustainability in Powering Consumer Electronics

In the fast-paced world of consumer electronics, sustainability is the name of the game. In this blog, we'll explore the role of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and the rise of hybrid supercapacitors in making our gadgets more eco-friendly.

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LIBs have long been the trusted power source for portable devices, but their production carries a hidden carbon footprint. To address this, the industry is turning to supercapacitors, which offer eco-friendly materials and a significantly longer lifespan.

However, supercapacitors face challenges like low energy density and self-discharge due to their charge storage mechanism. Enter hybrid supercapacitors, a game-changing solution. They combine the strengths of supercapacitors and batteries, gaining attention from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for their lower carbon footprint and prolonged lifespan.

VINATech Hybrid Capacitors Samsung TV Remote Control

Scanning Electron Microscopy cross-section image of a single layer of VINATech Hybrid - © TechInsights Inc

In 2021, Samsung made a noteworthy move by adopting VINATech's hybrid capacitors in their QLED TV remote controls. These capacitors are charged using solar USB-C chargers and RF harvesters, marking a significant shift towards sustainable powering solutions.

VINATech's Hybrid Capacitors stand out for their ability to suppress self-discharge and offer a broad operating potential window. These Lithium-ion capacitors have a graphite-based anode and a cathode comprising carbonaceous and Nickel Cobalt Manganese intercalation compounds.

Benefits of these hybrid capacitors include:

  • High Power Density: Combining supercapacitor power capabilities with lithium-ion battery energy density, they enable rapid energy delivery, ideal for quick charging and discharging.
  • Long Cyclic Life: These capacitors outlast traditional supercapacitors, enduring more charge and discharge cycles without significant degradation, reducing their carbon footprint.
  • High Energy Density: Bridging the gap between supercapacitors and lithium-ion batteries, they achieve higher energy densities.
  • Lower Carbon Footprint: Life cycle assessments reveal that VINATech hybrid capacitors have a smaller carbon footprint than lithium-ion batteries.

This shift towards sustainable power sources promises a greener and more efficient future for consumer electronics. Join us on this journey to explore the exciting possibilities of hybrid supercapacitors in powering a more sustainable tomorrow for our gadgets.

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