Batteries that go from 0% to 100% charged in 26 seconds; mobile version is coming

Batteries that go from 0% to 100% charged in 26 seconds; mobile version is coming
Imagine being able to charge your smartphone battery in just 26 seconds. Actually, this is not imagination. It is reality, thanks to inventor Shawn West, who has developed super fast rechargeable AA, A, C and D sized cells. West is seeking to fund his invention via Kickstarter. On the video that is posted on the site, West says that he will be able to use this technology to develop mobile batteries with the same properties.

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: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

even 26 second is to much i need a phone don't need to be charged from the first place

7. Doc_Oc

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Well aren't you pretentious...

27. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Longevity is more important than this fast charging. How long can you use the power ? 26 seconds too?

29. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 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: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 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: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Buy a motion powered generator and a solar panel case.

15. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

thats never gonna happen. you can't violate the law of conservation of energy.

16. Kriksis

Posts: 94; Member since: Aug 27, 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: 65; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

well imagine, what will happen when that nuclear powered phone explode in your trouser ;)

33. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Try that again in English.

35. alfario

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 22, 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: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

I doubt if this'll make it to the mainstream

8. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 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 its not new at all.This ll make it to the mainstream but it may take some time.

9. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Search for super-capacitor..

3. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

It's not about how quickly it charges to 100, it's about how long it holds that charge.

6. Doc_Oc

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 01, 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: 261; Member since: Feb 13, 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: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 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: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

we need nuclear reactors in our phones FTW

18. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Iron Man style arc reactors!

5. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

August Mop?

11. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I see a lot of people(203 now) losing money.

12. zviki

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

Something is wrong with this guy...

13. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 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: 94; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Nice idea... BUT as far as I can remember even ZPM didn't last forever...

32. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 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.

14. shashanksonth

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

How long will the charge last?!

20. oborawatabinost

Posts: 45; Member since: May 18, 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.

21. ppqqppqq

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

how if it only last 15 sec.

22. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Its just a capacitor and a voltage regulator. Hardly the holy grail of battery tech.

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