Toshiba unveiled its new fast-charging SCiB battery in Ceatec exhibition in Chiba, Japan. The battery according to some tech enthusiasts put it is the “future of computer batteries”.
The prototype battery boasts a charging time of slightly more than 10 minutes. Tests on the SCiB, short for Super Charge Ion Batteries indicated that it can recharge 90 percent of its full capacity within 10 minutes. Compared to present lithium-ion batteries, the SCiB drains slower and has higher recharge cycle limit.
Toshiba said that their prototype battery is safer compared to lithium-ion batteries. The company claimed that it will not explode even if it is crushed. Toshiba used a unique thermal stability technology on the battery. This technology prevents the battery from short circuits and overheating, rendering it safe for the gadget and the person using it.
The new battery’s recharge cycle limit is also 10 to 12 times more than that of conventional lithium-ion batteries. Toshiba said that the SCiB can tolerate up to 5,000 to 6,000 recharge cycles. Common lithium-batteries are only good up to 500 recharge cycles.
The prototype battery was attached to a Dynabook laptop during a demo. It was used to show the battery’s fast charging capability.
However, this is not the first SCiB in the world. Last year, a similar battery was introduced for industrial use.
The new battery is still far from making its ways into your computers as Toshiba said that they have no plans of releasing the battery anytime soon.
Source: PC World