From fruit to a portable turbine: How to charge your phone

Luckily there are a few clever – and downright batty – methods of charging up your smartphone without needing to plug it into the mains. We’ve all experienced the sinking feeling of seeing our phone run out of batteries There are obvious ways to get some juice in your gizmo, such as using a hand

Review of developments in lithium secondary battery technology

Lithium batteries power an increasing range of devices sub sea in defense, industrial and scientific applications. Future installations will require batteries with greater energy and power capacity, of lower weight for use in underwater vehicles, at lower cost and with less risk of catastrophic failure. With these goals in mind, developments in lithium-ion and lithium

Rechargeable Battery Management for the Home or Office

There are numerous other devices which use batteries as well, such as TV and Cable box remote controls, clocks, wireless mouse and keyboard and even the new electric soap dispensers! There were a number of reasons for my decision; Firstly the cost saving is quite large, especially if you use a lot of batteries. (More

Battery breakthrough puts superfast-charging

The ground-breaking study into polymer materials could see lithium-ion battery technology superseded. Just a year ago, the partnership announced that their novel polymer materials have dielectric properties 1,000 to 10,000 time greater than existing electrical conductors. Their breakthrough has now been applied to device-scale practical demonstrations. Small single-layer cells were charged to 1.5 volts for

How to Properly Charge a IPhone Battery

Small changes in the way you use your smartphone can go a long way. Without realizing it, you may be slowing down your iPhone or damaging your phone’s battery. INSIDER’s beauty writer Brianna Arps learned this the hard way. Arps, who spends much of her time taking pictures of products or snapping the perfect selfie, lost about 33,000 photos

Rechargeable Batteries vs Standard Batteries

Does it make sense to get rechargeable batteries? For this calculation, we’re going to assume our electronic device needs 4 x AA batteries. Standard Batteries We’ll use Duracell AA 1.5V Alkaline batteries rated at 2200mAh. Cost per 4 pack is £3.50 at Tesco Total cost: 25 packs at £3.50 = £87.50   Rechargeable Batteries Rather