Here at Battery Central in Brisbane, we have always taken pride in our ability to accurately and enthusiastically track many of the developments in the world of batteries. It is this keen interest in the area that allows us to stay at the top of our game, and to provide our customers with the best possible customer service. In today’s blog post, we will continue this trend by discussing some of the latest breakthroughs that can be seen on the horizon, and discuss the impacts that they will have on your life if/when they are released.
What the news?
Researchers at the Rice University in the United States have been busy in their labs, developing ways to increase the battery life. By using a crushed silicon anode in the lithium-ion battery (currently all batteries use graphite nodes), the researchers were able to increase the charge capacity from 350 mAh/g to approximately 1000 mAh/g – That’s nearly three times as much charge!
Why is this important?
With the release of mobile phones such as the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S3, it’s pretty clear that the technology in the phones continues to grow. However, the one thing that seems to be holding these phones back is the battery life – it doesn’t matter how good a phone is if it can’t stay charged for long. Technologies such as these are worth huge amounts of money due to the benefits that they can bring to such a popular industry.
What does it mean for me?
Imagine only charging your phone once a week. It seems almost unimaginable, but it is this exact thing that is on the horizon if technologies like these continue to develop.
In today’s blog post, we have put the spotlight on some of the latest research and developments in the battery field. If you would like to find out about the current stock of batteries that we have, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at the Brisbane based Battery Central today on 1300 008 299.