These New Batteries Will Charge Faster Than Lithium-Ion
There has been a lot of discussion over the years about the development of a battery that is safer and faster than lithium-ion. Learn more here.
There are a lot of advantages to using lithium-ion batteries, which is why smartphones, tablets, laptops, and beyond, all use them. Lithium-ion batteries are low maintenance, come in a variety of different versions, hold their charge for a longer period of time than other batteries, and have a lot of power. They have so much power, in fact, that lithium-ion batteries are even being used in electric cars.
However, there are many disadvantages to lithium-ion batteries as well. These batteries cost more than other rechargeable batteries, and they are sensitive to air travel and overcharging. Overcharging can cause a lithium-ion battery to overheat, which damages the battery. In some cases, if the device is charging on a soft surface with no ventilation, this could lead to the device sparking and potentially causing a fire. You can prevent your device from overcharging and overheating by using DFNDR’s Total Charge feature. This feature will monitor your phone’s charging process and alert you when your phone is charged so that you can unplug it. Click here to prevent your phone from overcharging now:
A Glass Battery
The man who invented the lithium-ion battery, John Goodenough, has created a new battery that he claims is safer and can charge faster than a lithium-ion battery. Goodenough’s new battery uses a glass electrode and sodium. It is an all-solid-state battery that is cheaper to produce, noncombustible, and can charge faster than a lithium-ion battery, among many other features. This battery also has three times the energy density of a lithium-ion battery, which means that the battery doesn’t need to be charged as frequently. It can also operate at extreme temperatures, too.
Reportedly, Google is already interested in this new invention. However, it’s unclear as to when this type of battery might be mass-produced, and whether or not it will fully replace lithium-ion batteries. Still, all of its features are promising and in-demand, so it might not be too long before lithium-ion batteries become a thing of the past.
Over the years, many have tried to develop a battery to replace lithium-ion batteries. Power Japan Plus, for example, announced their plans for a dual-carbon battery in 2014. This battery also features a higher energy density and a longer lifespan, in addition to better safety and the ability to charge up to 20 times faster than a lithium-ion battery. The battery is still in development, however.