Charging Your Cellphone In 20 Seconds May Just Become A Reality
The young Eesha Khare of Saratoga, California, has invented a nifty energy storage device, known loosely as a 'supercapacitator', that can be 'instantly' charged in 20-30 seconds.
The 18-year-old's invention may just revolutionize the way we charge our devices—If it finds its way into our daily-use devices, like the cellphone, waiting hours for our phones to charge may just become a thing of the past.
The Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awardee related that she was inspired to create this device by her own 'ever-dying' cellphone battery. She wanted something that would charge fast and hold the energy for longer—so she invented it.
The ingenious invention also has a longer life. It can go through 10,000 charge-recharge cycles, which is in stark contrast to the 1,000 cycles of conventional rechargeable batteries.
As of now, Khare has successfully powered an LED light with the supercapacitator, proving the immense potential of her invention. As she explained, “[the device] is also flexible, so it can be used in rollup displays and clothing and fabric.”
How will 20-30 second cellphone/gadget charging, impact your life?
[via NBC News, image via Intel]