Sony is currently perfecting their batteries and they seem to be doing a lot of progress in the green batteries' category. This new mercury-free mini
battery follows their 0% Mercury Silver Oxide batteries in a lineup of green power solutions that's constantly growing. Of, course, those of you who remember the incidents involving Sony and their exploding laptop batteries from a few years ago might be a little skeptical, but here is what Sony has to say on this subject.
“Sony believes that it has a part to play in building a greener world, which is why we invested in innovative technologies that would benefit the environment and our consumers,” says Mr. Henry (Hakuyu) Yoh, Director, Recording Media and Energy Center, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. “The 0% Mercury Mini Alkaline battery is environmentally friendly to produce and use, without diminishing performance. The invention of 0% Mercury Mini Alkaline battery now completes Sony’s 0% Mercury micro battery line-up of Mini Alkaline, Silver Oxide and Mini Lithium batteries.”
The new Mercury-Free (0%) Mini Alkaline battery will be launched in August and it is a power solution
designed for smaller gadgets, like portable gaming consoles, watches or calculators. It will work “without any compromise in performance and safety”, they tell us and we all have to admit that without the mercury, these batteries seem like a logical choice. I'm sure that all of you have heard by now about the dangers of mercury in our everyday consumer products.
Mini Alkaline batteries use Zinc
for the anode, manganese dioxide as the cathode and an alkaline electrolyte. The complete method with which these new type of batteries have been freed of mercury is a little too complicated for the non-chemist population to understand and if you are interested in the whole process you can document yourself on Sonyinsider
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