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Feb 05, 2010, 10:47 AM
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Some company announces groundbreaking new battery - again.


I think it would be fun to collect all the threads about the wonderful new batterys we are frequently promised.

Personally, I'd be interested in Toshibas 60 seconds recharge/1000s of cycles battery.
Oh, wait - that was 2007


Sony 99% recharge in 30 min:

Lithium Ion capacitor:


Paper battery:

World's lightest LiPo batterys:

20Ah A123:
(this one actually came to market)

Eamex 10.000cycles /20yr lifespan battery:

"New charging method could greatly reduce battery recharge time."

Lithium Air Battery:

EV batterys recharge 50% in 3 minutes

Nanotube Electrodes Boost Power in Lithium Batteries, Study Says

DuPont Introduces New Separators for Li-ion Batteries

New Battery Tech Could Cut Electric Car Battery Pack Costs by 85%

10x capacity

3-5x capacity

Lithium Nanowire Batteries


The next generation of LiPo's?

Apple new improved charging technique!?

lithium metal polymer: 5 min charge 600km drive !!!

New batteries fix themselves

Nanowire Lithium battery expected in 2012

15000mAhr per gram of carbon electrode

fluoride-ion battery

Nanostructure Battery

Paintable LiPo technology

Envia presents 400Wh/kg battery:

Crushed Silicon Triples Life of Li-On Batteries

New microbatteries

All Solid Sulfur-Based Lithium Battery

Lead Crystal Battery can cycle 3000 times last 20 years and deep discharge

Sekisui Chemical claims cheap, long-range lithium battery tech

Hydrogen Fuel Cells On the Way!!

(a gem from 2001)

Sugar-powered biobattery

Pomegranate battery

Nanodot battery

sulfur-lithium-lead cell

Lithium Sulfur Battery

Sugar-powered biobattery

Li-Carbon battery

next generation battery/ Battery of the future/ Exciting New Battery

"molten air battery"

Sand-based lithium ion batteries

Two new technologies will improve the LiPo capacity by 2 and 7 times

"Holy grail" of battery technology discovered:

"Interdigitated" battery

Qnovo announces groundbreaking new charging algorithm 3x faster.

Nano-Dot battery

Lithium Sulfur and many other "breakthroughs":

Magnesium batteries' capacity is 8 to 12 times the LiPos'

ion-selective membrane for ultra-stable lithium sulfur batteries

Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

Graphene Spheres For Energy Storage

SolidEnergy Systems Lithium-Metal Battery Offers Twice The Energy At Half The Cost


"Kraftwerk" mobile fuel cell

Kevlar battery could prevent gadget fires

New all-solid sulfur-based battery outperforms lithium-ion technology

New paper-like material could boost electric vehicle batteries

Na-ion batteries get closer to replacing Li-ion batteries

New research could lead to more efficient electrical energy storage

JAQ - the fuel cell charger - Coming late 2015

Charge any smartphone in just one minute

Dyson likes what he sees in solid-state battery company

Ultra-fast charging aluminum battery

“Yolks” and “shells” improve rechargeable batteries

Hydrogen fuel cell battery for smartphones

Bosch buys Seeo, whose batteries are supposed to double EV range.

Microscopic Supercapacitor Will Supercharge Mobile Electronics

A Battery Revolution in Motion (sodium battery)

Turnigy Graphene Batteries (<--those are actually in the hands of RC enthusiasts 01/2016)

New lithium battery ditches solvents, reaches supercapacitor rates

Gold Nanowire batteries

Production of revolutionary graphene batteries begins in Spain

Magensium batteries

Titan Lithium Ion Batteries

Nanowire batteries

Better lithium batteries with magnets:

Nanolithia could advance battery technology, says MIT team

Lithium-oxygen breakthrough clears the air for boosted batteries

New 21700 cell "3Tron"

Fisker about to produce graphene supercapacitors exceeding 400 miles range. 2017.

400 Wh/kg up from 224 Wh/kg for NCR1860GA's.

Next-generation lithium-sulphur battery could have five times the energy density of a typical lithium-ion battery:

New anode material for Li-Ion batteries

Solid state battery advances

Li-ion battery with built-in flame retardant could stop battery fires

New Battery: twice the capacity, not flammable

Tesla 21700 cell

Lithium-Ion Battery Inventor Introduces New Technology for Fast-Charging, Noncombustible Batteries

How Lithium-Metal Doubles the Energy Density of Rechargeable Batteries

Safer batteries made with wood

German Government develops Lithium-Bipolar-Battery

Bio-inspired energy storage: A new light for solar power
(there's even the word "groundbreaking" in their announcement )

Embatt stacks bipolar layers for higher voltage

Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries

Lithium-ion batteries: Capacity might be increased by six times

Silicon anodes are receiving a great deal of attention from the battery community

Engineers invent the first bio-compatible, ion current battery

Toyota to build solid-state batteries that can recharge in minutes

The Navy built rechargeable batteries that won't explode on you

Zinc-air batteries: Three-stage method could revolutionise rechargeability

Fujitsu Develops High-Voltage Cathode Material for Lithium Iron Phosphate Rechargeable Batteries

More durable and longer lasting lithium-ion batteries with nanosheet anodes

Water-based lithium-ion batteries without explosive risks now a reality

new lithium battery in the wings

LeydenJar Technologies: boosting battery energy with pure silicon anodes

lithium battery that uses an asphalt electrode

Toshiba's newest announcement, practically the same thing from the first link from 12 years ago:

New research findings could lead to safer and more powerful lithium-ion batteries

Natrium-Ion batteries:

New, long-lasting flow battery could run for more than a decade with minimum upkeep

A Neutral pH Aqueous Organic–Organometallic Redox Flow Battery with Extremely High Capacity Retention

Graphene balls for lithium rechargeable batteries with fast charging and high volumetric energy densities

Researchers design dendrite-free lithium battery

Alternative to traditional batteries with supercapacitor technology

Engineers create solution to cheaper, longer lasting battery packs

Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

A new youth for lithium ion batteries.

Researchers “heal” destructive dendrite growth in lithium-metal batteries

Boosting battery energy with pure Silicon anodes

BMW plans to incorporate Sila’s silicon anode technology in ...2023

Imec Solid-State Battery Is On Track For 2024 Release – 1000Wh/L at 2C

Norwegian researchers hit silicon jackpot for top battery solution

Battery breakthrough: Doubling performance with lithium metal that doesn't catch fire

Chemists make breakthrough on road to creating a rechargeable lithium-oxygen battery

New electrolyte recipe keeps lithium-ion batteries from catching fire

E-magy Silicon enhances Lithium Ion Batteries, targeting for 50% additional capacity

Room-temperature cycling of metal fluoride electrodes: Liquid electrolytes for high-energy fluoride ion cells

Fisker announces solid state battery for 800km range, recharchable in 1 minute.

BMW and Porsche's Three-Minute Ultrafast Charger Is Here to Cure Your Range Anxiety

Ultra-capacitor hybrid radically boosts power and efficiency of lithium batteries

GBatteries let you charge your car as quickly as visiting the pump

New Battery Cell Patented By Tesla: Faster Charging, Lower Cost

Sodium Ion Batteries Revealed at The Battery Show 2018

Pich Mark Zero with over 300 miles of range and 5-min charging enabled by mysterious battery

Advances point the way to smaller, safer batteries

Hi-Performance Multifunctional Structural Energy Storage

Innolith: German Super-Battery allows cars with 1000km range, while achieving 55,000 cycles with 100% DOD.

UCI Student ‘Accidentally’ Invents a Rechargeable Battery That Lasts 400 Years

New Lithium Metal Batteries Can Power Drones for Longer (and It Could Change Everything)

New Solid-State Sodium-Ion Batteries Could Replace Lithium-Ion

Nawa's carbon nanotube ultra-capacitors are going into mass production

Toward a low-cost industrialization of lithium-ion capacitors

A Glass Battery That Keeps Getting Better?

High performance solid-state sodium-ion battery
Organic cathode offers more reliable contact with electrolyte, a key to stability

Liquid metal batteries for grid storage.

New Battery technology that lasts decades, Lithium Titanate Oxid - LTO

How re-engineering an old technology could give us EVs with 700 miles of range

Did I miss any?
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Feb 05, 2010, 03:21 PM
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This has to be most reocuring subject there is which has next to nothing to do with batteries for e flight that are available or even will be for years to com.

New Thread today and most lkey will be 6 more by Monday covering the same announchment.
Feb 05, 2010, 04:17 PM
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I wonder if we could go retro and figure out how to fly RC electric planes using SLA PB batteries.

I remember reading about someone in the UK, that just before WWII or maybe during WWII, was flying an electric powered airplane at the time. I wonder what the batteries were. i forget now.
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Feb 05, 2010, 07:12 PM
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20 Ah A123 prismatic cell is not promise! It can be bought on ebay :-)
5 of those will be lighter than your 5s10p M1 cells :-)
Wait, have you tested it already?
Feb 05, 2010, 11:13 PM
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Perhaps we are just all too impatient. Basic research and new technology just takes time.

When I was in high school, a looooong time ago, all we had for electron storage was lead-acid and dry cells. Wasn't much going on there. But by the time I was in college along came alkaline dry cells. Wow, what a vast improvement, but still not rechargeagle.

As RC progressed, rechargeables became a necessity, and we saw the development of NiCds, and not much later NMHs. Do any of you think our electic power systems would be as advanced today if we had not had NiCd and NMH in the 1980s-90s. I suspect we would still be in the Model T days.

And just as we needed moe power with lighter weight along comes the LiIo/LiPo and LiFePo. And more importanly when we needed faster than one hour charge we get 2C, 3C, and now up to 5C charge rates. Damnation, how much more furtunate could we be. Charles and many more have been charging LiFePos at 15C-18C for two years now. Is that not a crowning achievement?. Surely none of us would have imagined that just a few short years ago.

And we continue to see brand new stuff coming down the road at an incredible clip. My audiologist just showed me brand new rechargeable hearing aid batteries already on the market. Too expensive for my pockets, but they will come down. And just what are these, Zinc-Airs. Funny, they have been around for a long time but apparently no one thought of trying to recharge them. Now they are talking of using them in electric autos.

I love and appreciate new technology and like reading about it. Perhaps we do need a dedicated thread to this stuff.
Feb 06, 2010, 07:29 AM
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As RC progressed, rechargeables became a necessity, and we saw the development of NiCds, and not much later NMHs. Do any of you think our electic power systems would be as advanced today if we had not had NiCd and NMH in the 1980s-90s. I suspect we would still be in the Model T days.
First off no battery technology has ever been developed for RC. We are the bottom of the food chain.

Ni cad batteries(cells) were common back in the late fifties and I tested NiMh cells (packs) for RC Car use in the late seventies , if memory serves me right. It was long before they were approved by ROAR. I am not against new developments I just do not think we need six or more new Threads started here every time someone sees a tech announcement.

Feb 06, 2010, 09:57 AM
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That is a good point. What other uses are there for high power, high capacity LiPo battery packs out there?
It is like what are they making all these high power LiPo's for out there, besides us using them in Model Airplanes?
For example what other uses are there for a 6s1p 5000mah LiPo battery pack besides in a model airplane.
It has me wondering why the factories are making all these cells and battery packs. Our model airplane needs has to be only a fraction of what they use them for.
Feb 06, 2010, 10:08 AM
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My point is that the technolog is not developed for us.

Dave at Aircraft World(Hyperion) ,Charlie Wang (Thunder Power) ?? (kokam) and others adapted the early LiPolys made for other application to RC. Then they had the cell manafactures to produce larger ,higher C rate cells. There are many military applications for cells such as we use and I image many commerical applications as well. My guess is the less than 10% of all LiPolys produced are used in RC.

Same will happen with other technoligies I would guess. LiFePO4 cells were first produced for cordless power tools not RC. The first fuel cell was made for a car then a Laptop but neither are very common.
Feb 07, 2010, 12:05 AM
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Charles, sound to me like you are getting old and senile. Who cares whether the technology was created exclusively for us and RC. Not me, I could care less. So long as I have access to the technology and can use it at prices I can afford, I'm just going to be happy and enjoy. And back two years ago when you discovered A123 cells, you had the same beliefs.

As for posting new technology threads here every few days or whatever,,,,,if I don't desire to read them,,,,I just pass them over like I do most threads. I don't find it to be a problem. We all take the chaff with the grain.

Somehow, I can find other more serious items to complain about without even looking, but then it appears, from your posts of late, you can also. Your posts used to be on my first read list, but lately, you have become quite the sorehead. That's a shame as most of the new readers here could learn reams of good electronic stuff from you, as I did. But, hey, perhaps Red and some of the others who are still willing to share their expertise with the newbies and haven't yet developed an attitude will still be around to make this site the fountain of knowledge and experience that has made it so popular for so long.
Feb 07, 2010, 12:22 AM
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Military Trickle-Down Technologies

It is all about the military and NASA and their ever increasing need for smaller,denser batteries.They are currently demanding nano-particles for many military weapons and aerospace systems and this will be the bright future for battery technology.
Feb 07, 2010, 02:04 AM
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yeah i'm sure some chinese companies making joke out of these patents and will never be sold by them

note A123 M1 is already available...
Feb 07, 2010, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by earlwb
I wonder if we could go retro and figure out how to fly RC electric planes using SLA PB batteries.

I remember reading about someone in the UK, that just before WWII or maybe during WWII, was flying an electric powered airplane at the time. I wonder what the batteries were. i forget now.
U can RO ( rudder only ) like they did in the 50's using vaccuum tube receivers and TX, 1/4 scale size planes in the 20 LB range
Feb 08, 2010, 11:44 AM
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Hey Julez have you seen this with actual working prototype?

Hydrogen Power
Feb 08, 2010, 12:16 PM
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I think it would be fun to collect all the threads about the wonderful new batterys we are frequently promised.

Here is another one
Feb 08, 2010, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by tai626
20 Ah A123 prismatic cell is not promise! It can be bought on ebay :-)
5 of those will be lighter than your 5s10p M1 cells :-)
Wait, have you tested it already?
Great thread Julez!

And I do have some 15 Ah prismatic A123s I've been testing!

- David

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