New Toshiba batteries recharge to 90% in 5 minutes

Tomas Martin @ 11-12-2007

Rapid charge, long lifetime, no explosions. Where’s the catch?Toshiba has reported that it plans to launch a new range of SCiB batteries in March 2008 that charge up to 90% capacity in just five minutes and have a lifetime of 5000 charges without much reduction in charge (an effective lifetime of 10 years). The two versions, 2.4V and 24V, shouldn’t explode either, which is always a bonus. Although this battery is designed primarily for the hybrid car and electric bicycle market, as Engadget and DailyTech comment this would be incredible in the laptop market…

[via Engadget, image by Toshiba via DailyTech]

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