Toshiba SCiB batteries - charge in 5 minutes

Posted on Sunday, Dec 16 2007 @ 15:22 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Toshiba is going to release quite interesting batteries in March 2008. The firm says their upcoming SCiB batteries recharge to 90% in under 5 minutes and remain useful for 10 years (5,000+ recharges).
Now they're here, courtesy of Toshiba who just announced their Super Charge ion Batteries, or SCiBs. The wee 2.4V version measures 62 x 95 x 13-mm / 150-grams while the big, bad 24V version measures in at 100 x 300 x 45-mm and 2000-grams. Oh, and they won't short-circuit and explode. The problem? The first production run is for industrial-use (non-CE) class devices like hybrid cars and the like.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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