Huawei’s new fast charging lithium-ion juicer charges quickly without having to pay the piper

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Huawei has just introduced a new lithium-ion battery that charges quickly. How quickly, you ask? A 3000mAh cell would be 48% recharged in just 5-minutes. A second prototype charges to 68% in just 2 minutes, but thus far the capacity of that cell is limited to 600mAh. Obviously, that second prototype couldn’t be used at this point in time.

The 3000mAh cell being tested has a technology that allows it to be charged rapidly without shortening the life of the battery. That is one of the drawbacks with today’s rapid charging systems. And it also doesn’t suffer from capacity-shrinkage. That is …