NEC Says New Technology Doubles Lithium Battery Life

- October 17th, 2011

Computerworld reported that NEC has developed a new lithium-ion battery technology that doubles the life span of conventional models.

Computerworld reported that NEC has developed a new lithium-ion battery technology that doubles the life span of conventional models.

As quoted in the market news:

The new technology will be used in large batteries for applications such as electrical power systems in buildings and homes, where longevity is a major concern, the Tokyo-based electronics conglomerate said.

In testing, the new batteries could hold 83% of their original charge after 23,500 cycles, which the company equated to over four years of standard use. The tests were done at 25 degrees Celsius. NEC estimates that the new technology could produce batteries that can maintain 50% of their original charge for about 33 years, or over twice the 15-year mark of batteries now in use. The batteries use an organic sulfur compound to help prevent the buildup of internal resistance in lithium batteries that gradually cuts their power output and life span, NEC said.

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