Huawei has just announced a new technology for Battery that although not promise momentous revolutions like some others, it offers significant practical advantages and should reach the market relatively quickly. It is “improving” the current lithium-ion technology with graphene a material that, among its incredible features, including a heat resistance high.
Leveraging own this property, scientists Huawei (more precisely of Watt Laboratory an organization controlled by the Central Research Institute Huawei) have managed to create a battery capable to remain fully functional up to 60 degrees, 10 more than the threshold of the current ones. This greater resistance to heat substantially increases the longevity of the battery ; according to Huawei scientists can reach even double.
According to tests conducted by Watt Laboratory, under the same environmental conditions, the new batteries “with graphene” have temperatures below five degrees Celsius compared to the normal ones. More than 70 percent of capacity is preserved after 2,000 cycles of charging at a temperature of 60 degrees centigrade, and less than 13 percent of capacity is lost if left in an environment at 60 degrees Celsius for 200 days.
The technology will be particularly useful for base stations and in general all external equipment exposed to the direct sun and weather, as drones and electric cars even in climate zones difficult as Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.