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  • johnev

    I sure would like to know more details about this project. Is there any place that I could learn more? Is this article claiming that once supercapacitors replace lithium-ion batteries in smartphones that then they can be charged in twenty seconds? I think what is most intriguing is the battery life (10k recharges as opposed to 1k traditionally).

  • Shiny Particle

    I'd have to look at the details of the circuit connected to the capacitor, but current Lithium-Polymer batteries (usually what cell phone batteries are these days) should not be charged at a rate greater than 1C (1x capacity charge rate) if you want that battery to last any appreciable length of time.

      • J-Dog

        Well said. Shiny particle, you're in need of a polishing.