The Safe Alternative to Legacy Batteries and Supercapacitors
Cymbet EnerChip™ rechargeable Solid State Batteries (SSB) are created using semiconductor processing techniques on silicon wafers. The EnerChip devices are completely different from traditional batteries and supercapacitors that contain dangerous chemicals and have toxic waste disposal issues. New products that utilize EnerChip devices are freed from many of the assembly, transportation, use and disposal restrictions caused by using legacy energy storage technologies.
EnerChip Environmental Standards Compliance and Use Procedures Document
EnerChip rechargeable solid state batteries are a new class of battery. To understand the environmental and logistical advantages of using solid state batteries in electronic products, a Product Information Sheet has been prepared that covers the following standards and regulations:
Section I – Product Information Sheet Scope
Section II – RoHS
Section III – China RoHS
Section IV – REACH
Section V – CE Mark
Section VI – UL – Underwriters Laboratory
Section VII – JEDEC IC Packaging Standards and Tape and Reel EIA Standards
Section VIII – IEC, NEMA/ANSI
Section IX- United Nations Transportation Air Safety Regulations
Section X- WEEE Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
Section XI – EU Battery Directive
Section XII – MSDS and OSHA Information
Section XIII- EnerChip End-of-life Disposal Instructions
Section XIV – In vitro Biocompatibility Test Standards for Cytotoxicity
EnerChips are Environmentally Friendly
Since EnerChip devices have many attributes that make them eco-friendly including:
- EnerChip devices are 1000’s of times rechargeable so they last the lifetime of the product – no batteries to change and no special disposal needed
- No dangerous chemicals or gasses to leak out
- No flammable solvents, completely non-combustible
- EnerChips use surface mount technology, no holders or other connecting apparatus is used.
- EnerChips do not dry out and fail like batteries
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Cymbet EnerChip Bare Die Solid State Batteries are Verified Non-cytotoxic
The gamma sterilized Cymbet EnerChip™ bare die batteries were found to be non-cytotoxic (0% cell lysis) using both the Medium Eluate Method Eluation Test and Agar Diffusion Test feasibility screening procedures. The lack of any adverse biological responses in these very sensitive in vitro cell culture assays is indicative (although not a guarantee) of biocompatible test results in the other in vitro and in vivo aspects of biocompatibility as suggested by the ISO 10993-1 and FDA G95-1 guidelines.
Cymbet EnerChip solid state batteries are uniquely fabricated using standard semiconductor integrated circuit processes with patented construction techniques. EnerChip batteries are REACH compliant as they contain no hazardous substances as shown on the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) candidate list published on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website. Additionally, EnerChip rechargeable solid state batteries have been fully tested as RoHS compliant. Full Press Release Details >>
EnerChip Products are RoHS Compliant
To minimize the environmental impact, the EU restricts the use of certain hazardous substances, which include lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, mercury, polybrominated biphenyls [PBBs] and polybrominated diphenyl ethers [PBDEs] in the electrical and electronic equipment. To achieve reduction of these substances, the European Commission has created a directive on “RoHS”. A complete analysis of the Cymbet EnerChip product family documented there is no cadmium, lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBBs and PBDEs in formulation of the products. And none of the ingredients for our products exhibit contamination by these heavy metals. On the basis of collected data, Cymbet has determined all EnerChip are RoHS Compliant.
No Heavy Metals or other Hazardous Substances
In addition to RoHS compliance, Cymbet has performed additional analysis to insure EnerChip products do not contain hazardous substances as listed by the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. EnerChip products do not contain Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Cadmium or any other chemicals or compounds listed in the top 50 items on this CERCLA priority list.
Safe to Transport Aboard Aircraft
All Cymbet EnerChip devices meet the requirements of 49 CFR Subchapter C Subsection 172.102 Special Provision 188. Therefore, they are not subject to any other requirements of Subchapter C (Hazardous Materials Regulations) as EnerChip devices are packaged to prevent short circuits and packed in strong packing for conditions normally encountered in transportation. EnerChips are made from nonflammable materials with a solid state construction, and do not have any of the safety issue concerns of Lithium-ion batteries.
Easy EnerChip Device Disposal
Because EnerChip devices are manufactured and packaged like other solid-state integrated circuits, they have similar disposal methods with no materials to recycle. Solid State Batteries are currently covered by the EU Battery Directive 2006/66/EC but are also a key technology development as described in Preamble item 12 to “encourage technical developments that improve the environmental performance of batteries and accumulators through their entire life cycle”.Contact the Cymbet Support Team for information on the methods for successfully meeting the EU directives and other global environmental initiatives.