Japanese electronics maker Brother has demonstrated batteries that harvest energy from vibration instead of the conventional chemical compounds at a Tokyo event, reports the BBC.
The Vibration Energy Cells produce electricity after being vigorously shaken.
Our Vibration Energy Cells generate electricity using a coil, a magnet, and condenser that charges electricity. These are all embedded in the battery.
Because of its low output this type of cell is designed to be used for things such as TV remote controls and LED devices, which consume low power and do not consume electrical power continuously.
A Brother spokesman said.
The company is more known to manufacture printers, scanners and copiers. It showed the device powering remote control for TVs and a flashlight.
Brother shaped it to the size of standard AA batteries that are capable of producing a voltage of 3.2V or lower. Despite its potential, the Japanese company said that it has no plans of commercializing the vibration energy cells at present, noting that the prototypes shown were for demonstration purposes only.
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