Israeli company says it can charge a device’s battery over a hundred times faster
An Israeli start-up has taken to the stage at CES to show off new battery charging technology, which it says can revive your dead phone to full life in a matter of seconds.
Storedot, which claims its ‘nanodot’ technology could eventually replace traditional lithium-ion batteries, showed off a demo of a 900mAh battery which appeared to be able to fully charge a Samsung smartphone from zero to full in a matter of seconds.
The company also demonstrated a 2,000mAh battery, which took three minutes to recharge, although the phone had to be made 5mm (0.2in) thicker than normal to accommodate it.
Storedot says it can provide such advances thanks to increasing the electrode capacitance using specially synthesised organic molecules which measure just 2 nanometres across, resulting in next-generation batteries and super-capacitors that can be fully charged in minutes rather than hours.
“We have reactions in the battery that are non-traditional reactions that allow us to charge very fast, moving ions from an anode to a cathode at a speed that was not possible before we had these materials,” Doron Myersdorf, the company’s chief executive, told the BBC.
Companies from US, South Korea, China and Japan have already begun talks to either license or buy exclusive rights to the technology, Myserdorf added, with the company hoping to have in batteries in devices by 2017.
However any customers looking to boost their current device will have to pay up for a new battery, as Storedot’s technology cannot be retrofitted to existing devices, which use the 40 amp currents to charge.
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