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Friday, January 18, 2008

Fuel Cell Battery for Mobile Phone

Do you know what type of battery is being used in your mobile phone?
In fact, there are few types which are commonly used in mobile phones. The most commonly used nowadays is the Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery.

There are few types of rechargeable batteries. They are nickel-cadmium (NiCd), Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), Lithium ion Polymer, etc. Different types with different characteristics. Most hobbyists, such as those playing remote control cars, will know more about rechargeable batteries as they use batteries heavily.

Recently, Angstrom Power, a Canadian firm, introduced the world’s first mobile phone fuel cell that fits into a normal mobile phones, claiming that the cell lasts twice as long as conventional batteries.

This new battery technology has been integrated and tested in Motorola’s SLVR L7.
Results show that it gives better battery life and require very short recharge time of just 10 minutes.


Wow…this is really impressive.

This battery is hydrogen fuel cell. It’s a Micro Hydrogen™ technology patented by Angstrom Power. It uses hydrogen as fuel and taking oxygen from the air to create chemical-reaction. The byproduct produced by the Fuel Cell is environmental friendly, which is Water vapour (H2O).

Interesting enough is its physical flexibility which is able to be fitted into the mobile phones without altering the shape or size of the phone (as integrated and tested with the Motorola L7).

It's said that the technology could be ready for commercial use in 2010.


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