Extending the battery life of your phone is something that concerns both manufacturers and consumers alike. But may this not be a problem?

With every new phone launch, we have new features such as resilient displays and better cameras, but longer battery for our devices is what we want the most.

For most of us, the possibility of using the phone for a full day still means charging the phone every night. If we forget to do that, then the day turns into a hunt for a socket. This is not just for mobile phones but also for other devices. For example, when the revolution of the electric car reaches the maximum, fast-charging, long-life batteries will be essential.

Advances in battery life are made all the time, even if we do not yet have all the benefits in our everyday gadgets.

Current technology


Batteries for current phones and electric cars are lithium-ion. They load quickly, take many cycles and offer decent capacity.

While wireless could be a viable option in the future, in the short and medium term, we need to improve batteries so that electricity and electricity suppliers can move first from fossil fuels to green renewable energy.

Battery technology in our smartphones has changed a little, even if other features have made stunning progress.

Louis Shaffer, the energy management solutions company, Eaton, said ” we constantly hear about battery breakthroughs but still have the same lithium-ion batteries in our phones. Innovation takes time. It took over 30 years for li-ion batteries to enter the mainstream, from their invention in the 1980s to featuring in iPhones.”

Another factor to slow down this progress is highlighted by Chris Slattery, product manager at the Tridonic smart lighting manufacturer. “The interesting point with mobile phones is that one of the major factors for upgrading your phone is the degradation of the current phone’s battery life,“ he says.

Ultracapacitors are seen by many as the future of energy storage because it stores energy in an electric field, which means that hundreds of thousands of charging and discharging cycles can survive than a battery.

Another example is the dream of transmitting power through air. This has been in the days of the inventor and electric engineer Nikolas Tesla, but has recently begun to become reality. A company that claims to have mastered technology, taking it beyond the rapid interconnection of the Qi network, now found in many smartphones, is uBeam.

The uBeam system has been broken by the degree of Meredith Perry, a former astrobiology student of just 25, who has since received over $ 28 million funding.

This system uses microwave ovens to transmit energy a few meters in a room to power the devices. Perry says it could be applied to TVs, computers and even cars.

The technology uses a thin 50nm gold film placed under silicone rubber nanopilars, which creates a maximum skin surface. The result is a lot of friction, and all you have to do is tie up the unit, making it ideal for clothing.

Taavi Madiburk is the CEO of Skeleton Technologies, the world leader in ultracapacitor-based storage solutions. He says, “ The future, we believe, lies not in replacing lithium-ion, but coupling this technology with ultracapacitors in a hybrid approach. In doing so, it is possible to benefit from both the high energy density of batteries, and the high power density and output of ultracapacitors.

In this way, it is possible to benefit both from the high energy density of the batteries as well as from the high power density and the output of the ultracapacitors. lithium-ion acing, but the coupling of this ultra-violet technology to a hybrid approach.

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