Panasonic Corporation is happy to announce that it has developed a Pin Type Lithium Ion battery (CG-320A, nominal capacity 15.0mAh) with a diameter of 3.65mm and a weight of 0.6g. This battery is suitable for powering small applications such as wearable devices. This product, in addition to being the industry’s smallest cylindrical shaped rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, features high reliability and high output required for near-field communications (NFC). Mass production and shipping began in 2015.
The full-scale introduction of wearable device products, anticipated widely as the next wave in mobile devices after smartphones, is expected to affect a wide variety of applications. Rechargeable batteries, the power source for wearable devices, will be small and light as well as feature a high level of reliability and performance.
Panasonic has leveraged its engineering expertise to produce this product. An exterior stainless steel can provides dimensional stability. This design is suitable for slim devices such as pen-shaped or spherical shaped products.
“We are pleased to have introduced the pin type battery. It demonstrates Panasonic’s position as a leader in lithium Ion technology,” says Tony Hehn, Group Manager of OEM and Industrial Batteries. “This new cell will prove highly useful for a wide variety of applications in various markets.”
Panasonic will apply its technical expertise and superior technology derived from many years of material and production technology development, to further expand the line-up of this new product.
Specific Applications include:
- Wearable devices
- Electronic pens
- Hearing aids and measuring devices
- NFC – Specialty eyewear
Specific Features include:
- A pin-shaped, 3.65mm diameter Lithium Ion battery, the industry’s smallest
- Metallic can which prevents battery swelling