World’s first Graphene Battery unveiled with record time for charging
Dongxu Optoelectronics revealed the first Graphene battery and available in a commercial use this battery pack is called the G-King. It has a 4,800mAh capacity, which is considerably more than what we see in a smartphone, and more in line with small tablets, or compact laptops like the 11-inch MacBook Air. Dongxu claims the battery regains its lost charge in 13 to 15 minutes It charges 10 to 20 times faster than the lithium-ion battery that’s probably on your phone or laptop.
And engineers says the cell is strong enough to be discharged and recharged 3,500 times, which it states is seven times the strength of a conventional Li-Ion battery.
Dongxu Chinese company is a 24-year-old specialist in manufacturing battery and screens valued at just over US$5 billion on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
The event in Beijing was attended by K2 Energy, a Nevada-based specialise in rechargeable batteries, with CEO Johnnie Stoker signing a partnership deal to use the technology in the future.
The graphene battery pack at the event dubbed G-King packs 4,800 mAh of power, which is a bit more than the 3,000-odd mAh that’s now standard in large-screen Android phones.
But all of that tech is a long way off for now and the execs at Dongxu didn’t offer up any clue of when its little graphene battery pack would make its way into the mainstream. Until your iPhone or Prius has graphene tech, it’s all a load of promises and hype that’s difficult to evaluate.
It’s all thanks to graphene, the wonder material we’ve been hearing about for some time, which has the potential to revolutionize the world of battery technology. Apart from making the batteries inside our gadgets more efficient, graphene makes flexible screens possible, and can be used to improve heart rate and fingerprint sensors. It’s graphene’s ability to make batteries better that has the world all excited, though, particularly in the area of electric cars because graphene batteries discharge power faster than current technology, they’ll offer up a lot more power to electric vehicles, huge drones, and in lots of other applications.