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Toshiba Announces Super Charge Battery

Toshiba Corporation today announced a breakthrough in lithium-ion batteries that makes long recharge times a thing of the past. The company's new battery can recharge 80% of a battery's energy capacity in only one minute, approximately 60 times faster than the typical lithium-ion batteries in wide use today, and combines this fast recharge time with performance-boosting improvements in energy density.

Toshiba Super Charge batteryThe new battery fuses Toshiba's latest advances in nano-material technology for the electric devices sector with cumulative know-how in manufacturing lithium-ion battery cells. A breakthrough technology applied to the negative electrode uses new nano-particles to prevent organic liquid electrolytes from reducing during battery recharging. The nano-particles quickly absorb and store vast amount of lithium ions, without causing any deterioration in the electrode.

The excellent recharging characteristics of new battery are not its only performance advantages. The battery has a long life cycle, losing only 1% of capacity after 1,000 cycles of discharging and recharging, and can operate at very low temperatures. At minus 40 degrees centigrade, the battery can discharge 80% of its capacity, against 100% in an ambient temperature of 25 degree centigrade).

Toshiba will bring the new rechargeable battery to commercial products in 2006. Initial applications will be in the automotive and industrial sectors, where the slim, small-sized battery will deliver large amounts of energy while requiring only a minute to recharge. For example, the battery's advantages in size, weight and safety highly suit it for a role as an alternative power source for hybrid electric vehicles.

Toshiba expects that the high energy density and excellent recharge performance of the new battery will assure its successful application as a new energy solution in many areas of society.

The prototype battery is small and light and offers a high level of storage in a 3.8mm thick, 62mm high and 35mm deep package with a capacity of 600mAh. These characteristics assure the wide applicability of the battery as a power source for products as diverse as hybrid vehicles and future mobile phones.

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Charging current

Tamog @ 3/29/2005 1:44:09 PM # Q
Impressive tech..
But there is one bog question: how much is the charging current? Who can supply 100 Amps?
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RE: Charging current
Hal2000 @ 3/29/2005 7:42:03 PM # Q
Me, thats who.
I will supply 100A...

To your B----.

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The_Voice_of_Reason @ 4/3/2005 3:50:02 PM # Q
Me, thats who.
I will supply 100A...

To your B----.

You have learned well, Grasshopper.

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Toshiba Press Release

DevPOV @ 3/30/2005 8:58:30 AM # Q
Last press release on Toshiba's site is:

http://tinyurl.com/4ayog


RE: Toshiba Press Release
DevPOV @ 3/30/2005 11:34:40 AM # Q
Whoops... Wrong page.

Here's the latest: http://tinyurl.com/6lxws

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Well it seems that battery life will no longer be an issue..

joad @ 4/3/2005 3:14:40 PM # Q
...NOW can we have "smartphones" with 256MB RAM...?

Or will PalmOne's excuse be that the extra three dollars in memory will boost the Treo price by another $150.00....?

No soup for you! Now get out!
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 4/3/2005 4:13:41 PM # Q
...NOW can we have "smartphones" with 256MB RAM...?

Or will PalmOne's excuse be that the extra three dollars in memory will boost the Treo price by another $150.00....?

Why on earth would you expect your $600 "smartphone" to have more than 32 MB of RAM? People like you have unrealistic expectations of Palm. Memory doesn't grow on trees, you know. It would cost Palm almost $5 to give you that 256 MB RAM you want. Isn't it better to have you buy a 256 MB SD card for $20 instead?

Will you people please stop asking Palm for more memory, quality control, Wi-Fi, more realistic pricing, VGA screens, program compatibility, etc., etc.? They can't deliver. Give up.

Stock up on all the Tungsten T3 and CLIE TH55 you can find. It's all downhill from here, folks. eBay is the place to check now that most brick and mortar stores are sold out.





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Press release: CUPERTINO, California — February 11, 2005 — Apple® announced today that Steve Jobs will begin selling his own feces to Apple Cultists beginning March 1. Apple's new iPoo™ lineup is expected to easily surpass the iPod shuffle as the company's most popular product. Yes, Apple Cultists can already easily create their own iPoo™, but feces didn't seem cool until Jobs told them it was cool. Remember, kids: the ONLY cool feces is Jobs' highly individualistic, rebellious iPoo™ (coming soon in six different colors/flavors, including the red [hematochezia] and black [melena] U2 GI bleed model)

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