Nanotech Battery Breakthrough Promises 30 Second Smartphone Charging

posted Oct 13, 2014, 11:47 AM by dariaw@tanms-erc.org   [ updated Oct 15, 2014, 2:28 PM ]

Smartphones are some of the most useful devices we own. However, their battery life leaves a lot to be desired. Even the most power frugal devices need to be charged daily during heavy use – something that many of us have found out to our cost.

However, it’s not just capacity that’s the problem. The time it takes to charge current batteries means that if you forget to hook your smartphone up to the mains when you get home, you’ll likely wake up to a dead device that needs several hours next to a power socket or PC USB port to be fully charges again.

New battery technology seems to be painfully slow at making an appearance and current gains are measured in single percentage figures while much can simply be put down to more efficient smartphone processors than increases in battery capacity on its own.

However, there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the daily battle to keep your smartphone charged. Israel-based nanotech company StoreDot has been working on a new type of battery that it has shown can go from flat to fully-charged in as little as thirty seconds.

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