Batteries that go from 0% to 100% charged in 26 seconds; mobile version is coming
This obviously could be a game changer. West is seeking $10,000 to fund the project, and thus far he has raised $9141 with 7 days to go. A $25 pledge will earn you a AA battery and a charger, and because of a long shelf life, you can put the cell away in a drawer somewhere,and it will be ready to provide full power when called upon. The initial shipments will take place in October.
Unlike other rechargeable batteries that eventually have to be tossed, West claims that his batteries can go through the recharging process thousands of times. If all of what West says is true, it sounds like he has come up with the Holy Grail of batteries. Once smartphone batteries take less than 30 seconds to charge, wallhuggers would become extinct.
source: Kickstarter via PocketLint
1. kkmkk (Posts: 150; Member since: 06 May 2013)
even 26 second is to much i need a phone don't need to be charged from the first place
27. techperson211 (Posts: 823; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
Longevity is more important than this fast charging. How long can you use the power ? 26 seconds too?
29. kent-gaga (Posts: 190; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
as he said, his battery has the same capacity as the normal battery so it's pretty much the same in longetivity
30. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 392; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
Apparently this guy has figured out how to use graphene supercaps. Something which researchers funded by large institutions say wont be pssible for another 10 yrs or so. And this guy has figured it out and now only needs 10k to make the 1st batch? Im not saying its a scam but you'd think if it was legit he'd have large corporations or governments eager to fund him. And if it is legit, would you trust the quality of a batch of batteries using unproven tech that one guy developed, then made for 10k? But its on the internet so it must be true...
10. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1028; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
Buy a motion powered generator and a solar panel case.
15. sid07desai (Posts: 288; Member since: 03 May 2012)
thats never gonna happen. you can't violate the law of conservation of energy.
16. Kriksis (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
In that case you'll need a nuclear power powered phone...
I wouldn't like to keep it in my trouser pocket...
19. pradeepreddy (Posts: 55; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)
well imagine, what will happen when that nuclear powered phone explode in your trouser ;)
35. alfario (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)
if you want it, then get study, make an battery that can life your phone for a day, then change the backover of your phone with solar energy panel, that can charge your phone for 26 sec. then you got it, when you walking outside just turn back your phone and you got never charge phone..
ahahah Lol #IThinkStupid
2. GreekGeek (Posts: 893; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
I doubt if this'll make it to the mainstream
8. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 139; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
There was a girl who won the award for this thing a few years back and a lot of major companies are already working on it,perfecting it and basically just running tests...so its not new at all.This ll make it to the mainstream but it may take some time.
3. syncronyze (Posts: 103; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)
It's not about how quickly it charges to 100, it's about how long it holds that charge.
6. Doc_Oc (Posts: 5; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)
It absolutely matters how long it takes to charge. If a battery lasts 1-2 days and it only takes 26 seconds to charge, we are pretty much set. That's a huge game changer for a lot of people.
23. jmonteiro829 (Posts: 120; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
I think he means that if it charges in 26 seconds but only lasts for 2 - 3 hours I would rather charge my phone for an hour when I'm not technically using it and have it last for 19 hours.
25. rallyguy (Posts: 609; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
To charge a battery that normally takes 1 to 2 days, charge in 26 seconds. I would stand back and wait for the explosion.
4. apple4never (Posts: 1018; Member since: 08 May 2013)
we need nuclear reactors in our phones FTW
11. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)
I see a lot of people(203 now) losing money.
13. StanleyG88 (Posts: 122; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)
Of course, what they don't tell you is that the battery lasts about 3 minutes in normal use.
I want a ZPM (Zero Point Module) powered phone. (Lookup Stargate Atlantis)
17. Kriksis (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
BUT as far as I can remember even ZPM didn't last forever...
32. o0Exia0o (Posts: 450; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
If I recall correctly Atlantis sat dormant under the ocean for several thousand years running the shield to hold the water back... I doubt that a cellphone that will be upgraded every other year would need a fraction of that power! So yes I am good with the ZPM idea. That's the end of my nerd out rant.
20. oborawatabinost (Posts: 45; Member since: 18 May 2014)
Even if they last a half as long as the current batteries, say 1500 mah, most people can spare 30 sec to charge their phone at lunch.
22. Tuxedo (Posts: 193; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
Its just a capacitor and a voltage regulator. Hardly the holy grail of battery tech.
34. mrblah (Posts: 551; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)
So by your logic it has to be overly complicated to mean more? Right...
26. lewis14 (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Jan 2014)
When they say coming their talking like 3 years...
28. caustictoast (Posts: 30; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)
This guy is doing nothing new and he certainly won't be changing the battery game. A capacitor that big won't be able to match a battery in mah. We talked about this in my entry level circuits class. One of us had the brilliant idea of capacitors as batteries too. Then we were shown that you need huge capacitance to match batteries huge energy densities and there's the problem of dropping voltage as you use it and also ensuring you don't release all the energy at once. Unless he's made those capacitors himself with a new type of dielectric this isn't going to work. And if he did have that dielectric he'd be able to make a lot more money than by putting it in batteries he made himself.
31. Bozzor (Posts: 154; Member since: 02 May 2012)
I agree this is likely a scam and people who have made similar claims in the past, 99% turn out to be scammers or well intentioned but misguided, sometimes well intentioned and onto something very real but just not able to make the final thing workable in the real world...
But then again, there's the 1%...now it's a question of trying to find those early...
36. MickLuvHP (Posts: 22; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Can't wait to see it being use in real life , but if it can be fully charged in 26 seconds, what will happen if you forgot to unplug it? That require lots lab of testing!