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News New battery tech promises 20-second charge

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 13 Mar 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Jenny_Y8S

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    20 times quicker than currently? And a 20 second charge? So that's the same capacity as we can currently charge in just under 7 minutes.

    What out there has a li-ion battery that can take a full charge in 7 minutes?
     
  3. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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  4. Rapp

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    sounds good to me
     
  5. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    20 times quicker for the current, botched job generation. They reckon with actual research and time, they can get it to 200 times quicker.
     
  6. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Debunked?
    I'm not sure - I haven't read into all of it.

    The idea is promising, if it actually works the way most of the media describe.
     
  7. War-Rasta

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    Sounds great!!
     
  8. [USRF]Obiwan

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    Sounds great indeed. Especially for my RC cars :)
     
  9. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Heard about this on TV days ago, thanks for the reminder. They are hoping to develop this for electric cars :) would be very useful for that.
     
  10. Mr T

    Mr T 4 Left Into Long 3 Right

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    Wouldn't this be great for electric cars too?
     
  11. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    better than sliced bread if it came to the market
     
  12. frojoe

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    It takes just as much power to charge however, just less time. Imagine the juice you would need to feed this thing, and the size of cabling, to rapidly charge a very large array of these, say in an electric car? To be honest though, any development on batteries seems good to me, as there hasn't been a lot of progress lately as far as I can tell.

    Also, I was worried about these exploding as the current li-ion batteries tend to, but I heard n an interview that this was developed from a polymer specifically used because its safer than the standard ones.
     
  13. Marc5002

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    :D it will be nice to go like omg : the Battery is almost out : WAIT GEt in my CAR with ur AC-ADAPTER : 20 Second later : Zap full charged =)
     
  14. yanglu

    yanglu Hmm...

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    Great for small batteries but for electric cars... to charge in 20 seconds would need a mains current of way over 100Amps
     
  15. Slyr7.62

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    1st of all, the stated 20 second charge is most likely for something small such as a laptop or Ipod, etc. So electric cars would still take an hour or more to fully charge, until the tech progresses farther.
     
  16. frojoe

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    What happened to second of all???



    But yes cars would take longer, and as they are able to charge faster and faster, more and more power is needed.
     
  17. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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    20 seconds to Charge.
    And how long until catching fire? Considering the amount of current pumpimh through, I am not that far off!
     
  18. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    with a modest array of these, you could make a 'lock melter'. a few hundred ampere trough a lock for a few seconds, and any of those little pieces inside bends or melts to anything else, and that is a door locked for eternity. think of the jokes; think of the abuses?
     
  19. Dreaming

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    Can has tazer?
     
  20. Skutbag

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    'or discharge at a rate twenty times greater'

    Hooray for cheapo exploding gadgets!
     
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