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Toshiba Develops Fast Charging Battery Technology

Toshiba has developed prototype batteries that can be recharged about 60 times faster than conventional lithium ion batteries, and the technology could be commercialized for portable electronics products in about three years. Toshiba’s prototype batteries are lithium ion batteries that contain a material in the negative electrode that is able to absorb about 80 percent of the battery’s total power capacity in about minute. Toshiba intends to commercialize the battery technology for automotive and industrial applications in 2006. Next, the company is considering developing the technology for consumer electronics devices such as notebook PCs, mobile phones and other devices.

Toshiba has developed prototype batteries that can be recharged about 60 times faster than conventional lithium ion batteries, and the technology could be commercialized for portable electronics products in about three years. Toshiba’s prototype batteries are lithium ion batteries that contain a material in the negative electrode that is able to absorb about 80 percent of the battery’s total power capacity in about minute. Toshiba intends to commercialize the battery technology for automotive and industrial applications in 2006. Next, the company is considering developing the technology for consumer electronics devices such as notebook PCs, mobile phones and other devices.

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