Could Fast Charging and Long Serving Phone Batteries Be With Us Soon?

Posted on Nov 26 2014 - 9:13pm by Robert

Are you fed up with your mobile device’s battery giving up the ghost after a couple of years? The recent trend for batteries that charge more quickly is great but what about their expected life-cycle?

Potentially good news for long-suffering phone and tablet owners comes from Nanyang Technology University. Researchers here have reported they are working on brand new lithium-ion batteries that could help us greatly in the future.

As well as reaching a 70% charge level in just two minutes, the researchers say that it will last for up to 20 years of use. That’s a far longer lifecycle than the batteries currently used in mobile devices.

Up to 10,000 Charging Cycles


The key to this longer lasting power pack is that it uses titanium dioxide nanotubes instead of graphite for the negative pole. This helps to make the chemical reactions faster and it is also means that it can last for up to 10,000 charging cycles instead of the typical 500 we get these days.

No word has yet been released on when we can expect to be able to buy a device with a battery like this in it. It is believed that mini titanium tubes needed in this type of battery would be comparatively cheap and easy to produce. Of course, once this long serving battery is finally available it could make a huge difference to the way we use our phones and could even have an impact on the likes of electric cars.

How you do you feel about your current device’s battery life?

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