New research may enable 300% faster charging times for lithium-ion batteries
0. phoneArena 27 Mar 2014, 01:46 posted on
As we see our mobile devices advance technology at a staggering rate, one area where we are still...
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2. Cyberchum (Posts: 495; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Research research research! When are they ever getting implemented, when are the users getting their hands on it? This question begs for an answer.
7. vincelongman (Posts: 2641; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Exactly, every few months we see article claim major battery improvement tech, yet we still don't any phone using any of the tech
Hopefully OEMs shift their focus to battery life this year :)
10. DougPenhall (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Mar 2014)
Check thunderpowerrc.com for their G8 Pro Force 70C batteries.
These batteries can be charged at 12C. That means that they can be fully charged in 5 minutes. They've been available for over a year. A 1000mAh battery can be charged at 12 amps for 5 minutes for a full charge and a 2000mAh battery can be charged at 24 amps for 5 minutes for a full charge. This is over 20 times faster than my cell phone charges right now. The only problem is that those tiny wires in my USB port will burn up instantly with that kind of current. But, you could remove the battery and put it in an external charger, go take a crap, then come back, put it in your phone and off you go, all charged up.
These batteries can also discharge at 70C. That means 70 Amps of output power for about 51.5 seconds.
3. GreekGeek (Posts: 955; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
THIS is what we actually need!!!
Not more cores, Extreme resolution screens or faster clock speeds
4. Xenaz (Posts: 121; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)
Agreed, we don't need those stupid 4K video, "smart" grimmicks, 999 mp camera and etc.
All OEM should focus on enhancing the power efficiency instead
5. Amir1 (Posts: 291; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
research is made in tokyo = in future xperia phone? :-D
8. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1148; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
this is just suggestion but how about we research something better and more efficient then Li-ion batteries i mean that would revolutionize the portable world handhold consoles phones equipment etc.... charges faster lasts longer due to the way it handles whatever substance it uses to charge i mean Li-ion batteries have been around since a long time ago !
9. RandomUsername (Posts: 780; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
The question is: How many charging cycles will the battery last?
11. DougPenhall (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Mar 2014)
The thunderpowerrc.com G8 Pro Force 70C batteries that I've been using in my RC helicopter have handled over 50 charge cycles so far with no apparent degradation in performance.
What upsets me is that I bought these batteries a half a year ago, and they've been available for a year now and my cell phone still takes 2 hours to charge. Why? The technology is there already, why isn't it in my phone yet?