A company in China has announced that they have launched the “world’s first graphene battery” that can recharge within only 15 minutes. Dongxu Optoelectronics, claims that their G-King series battery packs sized at 4,800mAh are able to be recharged in between 13 and 15 minutes.This is a very fast charge one that is at least 10 times faster than Li-ion batteries commonly adopted in mobile devices.
Graphene is a form of carbon that is only one molecule high so almost 2 dimensional. It is claimed that graphene is “200 times stronger and six times lighter than steel.” Studies show that it can change the technology surrounding batteries today by paving the way for a flexible and super-lightweight power source, making future mobile devices slimmer and lighter.
In addition, graphene batteries as seel to be able to provide more power to drones, electric cars and other devices as it discharges energy faster than existing technology. Dongxu claims the battery can withstand 3500 recharges.
A video of the graphene battery.
The video is a little creepy in places but it does outline the advantages the company believe this new graphene battery technology holds for consumer electronics.
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