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Breakthrough Battery Technology Features 20-Year Shelf Life

Published on January 5, 2010 at 6:21 PM

mPower Technologies, Inc., the consumer products division of mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTC.BB:XDSL - News), announces the debut of the mPower Emergency Illuminator(TM), a personal lighting device with a battery shelf life of more than 20 years, at the 2010 International CES. The International CES is being held in Las Vegas, NV, and is the world's largest consumer electronics show.

With design by the renowned Porsche Design Studio in Austria, the Emergency Illuminator's appeal goes far beyond its sleek, twin-chamber design. The Illuminator stands apart from other flashlights primarily due to its Power On Command(TM) reserve battery. Initially developed for use in military applications, this advanced technology is now available to the public for the first time. The Power On Command(TM) reserve battery can sit unused on a shelf or in a vehicle's glove box for years and still be ready to go with full power when called upon in an emergency situation. The reserve battery can also charge a cell phone or other portable electronic device via the illuminator's built-in USB port, allowing for an emergency phone call when help is urgently needed.

Inside the battery, a custom-designed internal barrier and triggering mechanism is used to prevent the liquid electrolyte from interacting with the solid electrodes until the battery is manually activated. This gives the battery a shelf life of at least 20 years prior to activation. Once activated by a simple twist of a knob, the battery ramps immediately to full power.

For daily use, the Illuminator comes with two standard CR123-style batteries, which provide a high-intensity bright white light and can also be used as a power source through the standard USB port.

"We're thrilled to be the first to bring the power of this remarkable battery technology to the consumer," notes Dr. Fred Allen, a leading battery expert and chief technology officer for the mPower Emergency Illuminator, "and we're confident that the Illuminator's sleek functionality will make it one of the 'must-have' products of 2010."

The mPower Emergency Illuminator has been named an International CES Innovations Award Honoree in the personal electronics category.

mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTC.BB:XDSL - News) is focused on developing and commercializing a new battery technology featuring Power On Command(TM) which provides a unique way to store energy and manage power that will revolutionize the battery industry. mPhase, through its 100% owned consumer products division mPower Technologies, is marketing its first Power On Command product, The mPower Emergency Illuminator.

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