New Battery: Zero to 80% in 60 Seconds

29 Mar ’05

The Register reports on what appears to be an extraordinary breakthrough in battery design – a Li-Ion battery that can recharge to 80% within 60 seconds:

Toshiba has developed a Lithium-Ion battery capable of being charged to 80 per cent of its full capacity in under 60 seconds. Filling it up takes just “a few more minutes”, the company boasted today.

Toshiba also claimed the new cell offers a greater longevity than today’s Li-ion batteries, losing only one per cent of its capacity after 1000 charge cycles, according to the results of its own charge-discharge testing.

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