Sanyo launches rechargeable DC 9-V battery for music devices

sanyologoAnaheim, Calif. — Sanyo North America Corp. has expanded its “eneloop” product family with the introduction of the eneloop music booster, a rechargeable DC 9-V battery unit for music devices. The rechargeable battery unit will be available in late spring at a target MSRP of $149.99.

The SANYO eneloop music booster has been designed to offer stable, long-lasting portable 9-V power with a high-capacity rechargeable 3.7-V, 7.35-Ah lithium-ion battery. The new product will be displayed at the 2010 NAMM Show, the world’s largest musical instrument trade show, Jan. 14 to 17, 2010 in Booth 7013.

In developing the eneloop music booster, SANYO hopes to make the music industry more aware of how energy is used, and to promote reuse and recycling.

Some of the key features include dual output to power two 9-V music devices simultaneously (max output of 2,000 mA if using one, or 1,000 mA per port when using both), and voltage boosting technology that helps maintain steady voltage until power is exhausted.

The rechargeable battery pack is also equipped with a three-stage remaining power indicator (LED) that shows battery level at a glance even during use (over 60 percent indicated in green, 30-60 percent indicated in orange, and less than 30 percent indicated in red), and an on/off switch to turn off multiple devices simultaneously. The battery unit is also water resistant to JIS IPX3 compliance level.

The new eneloop unit offers approximately a 3.5-hour charging time. Standard usage times include approximately 50 hours for analog effects units (~10 mA), up to 27 hours for digital effects units (~50 mA), about 17 hours for digital multi effects units (~100 mA), 7 hours for multi-track recorder or synthesizer (~300 mA), and 2 hours for electronic drums or percussion (~1,000 mA).