(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A startup company out of Israel, StoreDot, has developed a cell phone battery charger that can fully charge a battery in 30 seconds.
The charger was demonstrated at Microsoft’s Think Next Conference where it was previewed on the Galaxy S4, DigitalTrends reports.
The battery is based on biological semiconductors made from naturally organic compounds called peptides, which is very different from the lithium-ion batteries that charge most devices.
“In essence, what we have developed is a new generation of an electrode with new materials – we call it MFE – Multi Function Electrode. One side acts like a Supercapacitor (very fast charging), and the other is like a Lithium electrode (slow discharge). The electrolyte is modified as well with our nanobots in order to allow for the multifunction electrode to be effective …. we are aiming for the same capacity as a Li=on battery … Self discharge is similar to Li-ion as well,” said StoreDot CEO Doron Myersdorf.
StoreDot says the battery is not quite ready yet and users will have to wait till 2016 to get their hands on the super charging device.
Currently the charger is around the size of a laptop charger, but the company is aiming to make it smaller when it is released.