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Battery Progress Reality Check: Good & Bad News

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tech4people
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Re: Battery
tech4people   11/28/2014 2:48:19 PM
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Adenji,

This is a most interesting topic.

I was just today speaking with a couple of Charity Organizations who are striving to bring Electricity and the Internet to some of the most Poorest(and infrastructurally backward) parts of the world.

They said something very interesting-Solar as it stands today has enormous potential to make Consumers(in those desolate parts of the world)-Energy Independent.

Their needs are few ,hence just some Solar Panels spread out over their Farms or over their Homes are sufficent to provide them the Power they need today.

Can you imagine,what will happen when Solar Components shrink further in size(thanks to R&D advancements)?

The possibilities are endless!

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Adeniji Kayode   11/24/2014 4:34:54 PM
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@tech4people, I agree with you on that and also we should expect solar components too to become less bulky and more effective for wide range of applications

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Re: Battery
tech4people   11/22/2014 10:52:45 AM
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Adenji,

True.

The Materials(on which R&D is going on currently) and the Energy Convertors are the Two major roadblocks to shrinking battery size further.

But Given the rapid rate and pace of Human Ingenuinty I won't be surprised if we crack that code as well very-very soon!

It will happen,Count on it!

 

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Re: Battery
tech4people   11/22/2014 10:47:55 AM
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Waqas,

You raise an interesting point(of view) here.

The explaination often given by the Industry for why Battery Tech lags behind other Technology like Processors for instance is that neither do we(as a Society ) pour enough R&D into that area and also the fact that as Batteries get smaller and smaller they constantly run up against elements of Thermodynamics which eventually cause big-big issues(like Exploding ipHones for one);if you simply keep shrinking everything.

Where are the heat sinks and Heat Exits ?

That's one reason why Battery Tech has'nt advanced at the pace we would like to see it.

In a Battery Operated Car (which can be charged regularly by Regular DC) ;the Weight of the Battery is by far the Heaviest part of the car(like in the Tesla).

I am not trying to accept their point of view blindly either.Why can't they use other Materials instead of Lithium Ion to get the job done?

Again same story-Not enough research done.

 

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Re: Battery
Adeniji Kayode   11/20/2014 3:16:00 AM
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@waqasaltaf, For me, I think there is a limit to how much power that can be put in a small size container as battery. Another factor is the quality of materials used and then the power consumption of the device too matters.

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Re: Storage Efficency
Jacob   11/19/2014 11:28:41 PM
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"exactly my point. Everything depends on power that is battery and it has not been worked on like it should have been. Anyways I hope that industry realizes that and it will be a resolved issue within the coming few years."

Waqas, yes some research is happening in that direction too; for better battery life. Recent addition is 4000 mah power from Samsung. 

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WaqasAltaf   11/19/2014 12:28:02 PM
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Jacob, exactly my point. Everything depends on power that is battery and it has not been worked on like it should have been. Anyways I hope that industry realizes that and it will be a resolved issue within the coming few years.

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Re: Battery
Adeniji Kayode   11/17/2014 3:56:09 PM
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@ t.alex, I agree with you on that. If care is not taken that may lead to another kind of environmental pollution. Recycling them into something else may be a solution.

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Re: Storage Efficency
Jacob   11/16/2014 10:34:31 PM
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"Thanks for the tip. Will see in my devices as to what apps can be closed down so as to increase battery life."

Waqas, you can find it out that at – settings - app manager.

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Re: Storage Efficency
Jacob   11/16/2014 10:32:26 PM
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"If we talk about all the components of devices/phones/laptops, there are some components that have exponentially grown like processing power and storage means i.e. HDDs but one component that is the power component, the batteries, have not been very impressively handled by the manufacturers. The comparative growth rate of batteries isn't up to the mark when compared to other components."

Waqas, but in devices all such grown components has to be supported by battery power. If processing power increases means its need battery power for supporting its performance. I mean if no power means it won't be able to perform. So the basic thing is power, which very much required for all componential performance. 

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