Huawei's new fast charging lithium-ion juicer charges quickly without having to pay the piper

Huawei's new fast charging lithium-ion juicer charges quickly without having to pay the piper
Huawei has just introduced a new lithium-ion battery that charges quickly. How quickly, you ask? A 3000mAh cell would be 48% recharged in just 5-minutes. A second prototype charges to 68% in just 2 minutes, but thus far the capacity of that cell is limited to 600mAh. Obviously, that second prototype couldn't be used at this point in time.

The 3000mAh cell being tested has a technology that allows it to be charged rapidly without shortening the life of the battery. That is one of the drawbacks with today's rapid charging systems. And it also doesn't suffer from capacity-shrinkage. That is another issue that results from today's quick charging technology.

This is apparently not ready for prime time, as a special charger is required to power up the cells. And the technology does not yet lend itself for use in a system that fits in your pocket. The quick charging works by using graphite atoms that are bound to the anode. In the video that is embedded below, Huawei removes a battery from one of its phones, and places it in a prototype charging unit, which is then plugged into the wall.

There have been some advances in battery charging, with Qualcomm and MediaTek offering Quick Charge and Pump Express, respectively. The so-called 25W "Turbo Charger" that comes with the Motorola DROID Turbo 2, allows the phone to be powered up with 13 hours worth of juice after just 15 minutes of charging.



source: Computerworld via Engadget

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12 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

So...when we charge our device we have to do it as shown? How hot is the device? What's its longevity before noticeable degradation? So many unanswered questions!

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Inb4 "wow, this is the first innovative thing a Chinese company has done than stealing designs!"

7. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Lol. What I wanted to say. Huawei *removes hat* I'm impressed!

3. .VELOCITY.

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

Could it be a 3amp charger?

11. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

On 25 Watt 5V it would be 5Amp.

4. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

pro's and cons!. Charge it super quick for maybe less life over time might be worth it has long as you can swap it out after 6-1yr+? however having to worry about needing a box to do it is little defeating the purpose for a average phone user however could be useful in other other things. I want to hear more from Samsung soon about being able double batteries capacity without increasing their sizes. Because a phone that is slim as their note/galaxy while being packed with a 8000-10000MAH would be amazing! Also they have those new battery flexible styles

5. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

From the text: "The 3000mAh cell being tested has a technology that allows it to be charged rapidly without shortening the life of the battery. That is one of the drawbacks with today's rapid charging systems. And it also doesn't suffer from capacity-shrinkage. That is another issue that results from today's quick charging technology." Not shortening the life of the battery + not suffering from capacity shrinkage.

8. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Increasing battery capacity without increasing its size. Even if its possible(cos its not!), trust me, its not in the nearest future.

6. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

As usual, when a Chinese company like Huawei tries to make new innovations, no one will give credit to them. But when it's Samsung and Apple, people will go crazy over it. This tech community is bollocks.

9. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Huawei is coming up as one of China's biggest manufacturers. From 950 to this, I can see a promising future ahead for Huawei.

10. Acer_Predator unregistered

bcos ppl are naive.. it needs time for huawei when ppl get to know it and everybody suddenly turn and will be praising huawei .. it is like with anything in the world .. ppl are so naive .. for instance , many ppl love footballer Ronaldo bcos he is good but nobody likes other non know/famous bcos they don't know it.. And once more and more ppl get to know Huawei they will love it and those haters will quietly change mind and will be playing that they loved it and cowardly will join the crowd like nothing happened..

12. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

This new techs sounds good!! I hope will improve baterry life on real world usage( on screen) Not only when the phone it is stand by

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