3 Advantages of Graphene-Enhanced Batteries - What to Know
When it comes to batteries, such as the ones you would typically find on phones or laptops, you might have heard of Lithium-ion batteries. While they are great and all, there are few shortcomings that are sometimes associated with them. Perhaps the biggest shortcoming of all is their charge cycle. Lithium-ion batteries will approximately 300 to 500 charge cycles, meaning that if you used the battery from full until it dies, then charge it to full again, you could expect to do that only for that amount of cycles.
Because of this, you might be wondering what kind of batteries you can purchase that is much better than that. This is where graphene-enhanced batteries come into the picture.
In this article, we will share with you three advantages of graphene-enhanced batteries:
1. Increased Charged Cycles
As mentioned in the introduction, Lithium-ion batteries are expected to last up to around 500 charge cycles. While that might seem like a lot, it actually is not. Of course, you can always replace the battery, but why bother?
With graphene-enhanced batteries, you can expect triple that cycle, meaning over 1500 charge cycles. At the same time, the battery's lifetime is much longer than the Lithium-ion's two to three-year lifespan.
2. Enhanced Safety
Unlike many batteries out there, graphene is the king when it comes to safety.
As you may have heard, some people have dealt with exploding batteries. Well, that is because those batteries have overheated due to some failure. With graphene batteries, however, it runs a lot cooler, not only contributing to its extended lifetime but also its safety. That is because graphene is one of if not the best heat and electricity conductors that is known so far. Plus, graphene is extremely tough, approximately a hundred times stronger than steel, meaning that it can take a beating.
3. Reduced Charging Time
We are sure that you may have been in situations before where you wished the phone would charge faster because you were in a hurry for something. While there are technologies in place for quick charging lithium-ion batteries, there are still some limitations. For example, pumping in electricity with too high of a wattage could end with the battery breaking, or even blowing up.
The difference with graphene-enhanced batteries is that they can shorten the time substantially to charge from zero to full. For example, a 3000 mAh lithium-ion battery can take approximately 90 minutes to charge, while a graphene battery at the same capacity will charge in roughly a fourth of that time! This is because graphene can handle higher wattages of electricity, something Lithium-ion batteries do not offer.
As you can see, graphene-enhanced batteries are much better in all the departments you want a battery to be great in, such as longer lifespan, enhanced safety, and faster charge speed. These batteries are still relatively new to the world, and so it will take some time before graphene batteries will be found in nearly all appliances and stores. However, if you want to get your hands on these batteries, you will find some power banks already built with them!
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