Tired of waiting a few hours for your cellphone, tablet, or laptop battery to go from 0 to 100? Batteries of the future may be able to charge in a tiny fraction of the time. Ars Technica dug up a report this week from researchers working on a way to construct batteries that could charge in minutes rather than hours.
The technology is compatible with NiMH and Lithium batteries, with NiMH battery tests showing a battery recharging to 90 percent in ust 20 seconds. It took about 2 minutes to get to the same level with a lithium battery.
Researchers say the technology lends itself to mass production, although it’s too soon to say if or when you’ll be able to get a laptop with a battery that recharges in 2 minutes.