Consumer Electronics Background and Trends

Wireless peripherals, gaming consoles, and various electronic accessories have undergone many advancements over the years as technology evolves. Consumers expect their devices to power on and perform as intended.  Primary batteries, including alkaline and lithium thionyl chloride, ensure billions of consumer electronic devices operate smoothly each day.  

At Hollingsworth & Vose, we offer battery separators for alkaline and lithium thionyl chloride batteries that provide premium performance in many consumer electronics applications. When selecting a battery separator for any battery application, it’s important to understand the different types of separators, their benefits, and how to choose the right product for the given application.

What Types of Battery Separators Are Used in Consumer Electronics and Why?

A battery separator is a polymeric membrane located between the negatively charged cathode and positively charged anode inside of the battery to prevent short circuits by blocking flow between two opposing electrodes while still allowing the movement of ions during charging and discharging. Different types of batteries power consumer electronics depending on the device, which influences the selection of battery separators.

Many common household electronics rely on an alkaline primary battery. Alkaline batteries often use some form of non-woven fiber as a battery separator, such as cellulose and synthetics. 

Other wireless and industrial electronic devices require reliable high power delivered by lithium thionyl chloride batteries. Lithium thionyl batteries require separators that can remain stable in temperatures up to 300°F. At Hollingsworth & Vose, our offerings include BG03013 or BG04013 lithium binder-free separators.

What are the Key Benefits?

Many consumer electronics and niche applications use alkaline and lithium thionyl chloride battery separators because of advantages such as:

  • Good physical strength for high throughput cell assembly
  • High purity and stability
  • Optimized separator porosity improving ionic mobility
  • Improved cell power and capacity
  • Improved cell life
  • Lower self-discharge rate

Get Top-Quality Battery Separator Products at Hollingsworth & Vose

If you’re in need of high-quality battery separators for consumer electronics and niche primary cell applications, Hollingsworth & Vose is here to meet your needs. Our alkaline battery separators meet the highest standards for performance and battery assembly using high-quality materials. We offer specialty separators available for many battery chemistries used in a wide range of applications. Learn about our offerings to discover what Hollingsworth & Vose can do for you. 

For more information about our products and capabilities, contact the experts at Hollingsworth & Vose today.

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