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EcoloCap Promises Nano Lithium Battery Breakthrough

EcoloCap Promises Nano Lithium Battery Breakthrough

Is the battery revolution upon us? Based on all the broken promises we've seen of revolutionary advancements over the past decade, we're guessing not, but we're certainly hopeful that EcoloCap Solutions is onto something. We've said for years now that battery life needs to improve in a big way on notebooks, and PC makers just need to be more honest about real-world figures from the start. But really, we just need better batteries overall--batteries that last longer and cost less.

EcoloCap has just received preliminary results of the independent tests of it Nano Lithium Battery conducted by Exponent, an engineering and scientific consulting firm of Phoenix, AZ, and things are looking good so far. Of course, we're always wary of "test results" like this, but the background technology still has us interested in the possibilities. Take this quote for example: "EcoloCap's advanced technology fills a void in the market for low cost, high-powered batteries." That sounds like something the world needs very, very badly.



We're told that a single cell of the company's Nano Lithium Battery (rated at a minimum of 200 Ahr) can "replace hundreds of existing lithium-ion battery cells, making it smaller, lighter and more powerful than traditional lithium-ion batteries." It can also be produced at a lower cost than the competition, but we weren't told when the company plans on making the material available for public use. It's also unclear if this technology can be used in batteries on notebooks, or if they'll be constrained to use in larger items such as electric vehicles. We're hoping it can be scaled down for use in smaller items, but again, we'll just have to wait and see. This is definitely something we'd like to get our hopes up about, but as with all battery promises, we tend to keep our expectations low until it proves legitimate in the real world.
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Batteries are just going to keep getting better and better!

Just like the news was talking about the other night, Infinicell has developed a battery that once charged, will keep that charge permanently. It is said to be able to circulate the power to where the devises themselves just by using the power, will charge and return it to the battery?

Now that is a battery revolution! Batteries that "never drain, they never sleep, they never get tired or hungry....They will just keep coming and will not stop unit she is...." Oh, sorry wrong movie.

Where was I, Oh yeah! I use all rechargeables right now and not only is it good for the enviro. But it saves a heap load on battery costs. Not that I am green mind you, I am just to lazy to keep going to the store and taking out the trash, and wasting money when it could be spent for more important things. Imagine what would happen when we don't even have to charge them! :) I guess all the major battery manufactures will be put out of business unless they adapt?

Can we imagine a Tesla roadster with batteries that never need charging? How cool would that be!

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"I guess all the major battery manufactures will be put out of business unless they adapt? "

Animatortom, I don't think battery only companies are going to do that, if they did then they would be losing tons of money due to less people buying their products as they could use that battery for a long time. So that statement is the opposite :)

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With the innovation of Nanotechnology I can safely assume that everything electronic will be effected. Just look at LG's 1/4" thick LED TV. Or the processors that are out there today.

Everyone remember when microtech was being looked at? Honestly, I don't lol. 

Batteries are somewhat different in a way. The ones we have now have a "radioactive decay" aspect to them, where after hours of use and recharging their efficiency rating seems to exponentially drop. 

That's the issue the engineers are trying to counteract right now.

"How can we provide a clean source of energy that is efficient, long lasting, and doesn't lose its charge?"

They have their work cut out for them. 

Honestly though, give me a battery for my Blackberry that lasts more than 4 days ahahaha. 

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"Animatortom, I don't think battery only companies are going to do that, if they did then they would be losing tons of money due to less people buying their products as they could use that battery for a long time. So that statement is the opposite :)"

Well that's the quagmire isn't it. It they go all green and provide the best battery that you only need to buy once, then where would be the manufacturing possibilities?

There would be no more manufacturing aspect to it, they would then be only a service provider.

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What do you mean by service provider? like providing us a monthly service kinda thing?

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LOL is that 4days of standby or using the phone (depending on what its used for).

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If they can get this technology into laptops that would be awesome as battery life is my biggest concern. I keep hoping that these smaller CPU chips will be more energy efficient but the bottom line is we need to bring the battery life along as well. This often gets overlooked in the discussion of new laptops and battery life as everyone talks up their new technology as Nvidia with with its switchable graphics or Intel with its lowering of the clock speed to save energy ect ect.

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Another battery bs...until it doesnt releases then its all bs promises

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