Possible new hybrid batteries with double the current power and charges in seconds
New hybrid batteries that will have double the life and yet charges within seconds. Sounds like some very egoistic claim from some unknown researchers right? Not really. Ioxus Inc. is a new comer in the energy storage industry and they’ve about to announce a new hybrid energy storage device that they claim will “radically alter batteries used in the auto, medical, and consumer electronics industries”.
They tease that their new product is roughly the size of a typical C-cell battery and combines the fast charge / discharge benefits of ultra-capacitors with the remarkable energy-to-weight ratio of a lithium-ion electrode. As a result, Ioxus says the hybrid devices can store more than double the energy of traditional ultracapacitors and charge in a matter of seconds. The catch is that the hybrids have shorter life spans of 20,000 cycles compared to millions of cycles for typical ultracapacitors. Sounds very fishy right? Let’s wait for the official statement to come. But if this really is true, then the use of compact electrical devices will surely be revolutionized.
SOURCE via CNET