Fast-Charge Technology Finds Battery “Sweet Spot”
- Created on Thursday, 01 December 2011
A technology recharges batteries in up to one-tenth the time of conventional methods. The device creates conditions within the battery that allow power to be input as fast as the cell can accept the charge. By creating a charging “ecosystem,” the optimum battery charging conditions are present which, in turn, cause the necessary redox reactions to occur at a very fast rate, with little to no side reactions occurring from an input of excess energy.
The combination of circuit configuration, waveform, and
positioning allows each battery to control the progression of
the charging process. The battery can therefore be charged at
its “sweet spot.” Applications for the technology include aviation
enhancements, regenerative braking, and utility-scale
batteries that charge from solar and wind installations.