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New batteries for the future

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  • #253560
    staker
    Pro

    There are so many new break throughs with batteries these day as they find new rear earth elements. With this kind of advancement almost all tools and some machinery could cordless, (table saw, cement mixer, air compressor ect.)

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/new-battery-technology-recharges-two-minutes-lasts-twenty-years/

    #253562

    Sounds too good to be true. I hope it does work though. Charging time is something I really wish they can improve on. Especially since the battery capacities are increasing so has the charging times.

    #253570

    Two minutes for recharge that’s fast .

    Always willing to learn .

    #253590
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I think we will see amazing battery technology over the next several years.

    #253595
    ProTom
    Pro
    Bear Lake, MI

    Things are changing fast, some good some not so good. This will be one of the good changes.

    Always learning, and some teaching along the way.

    #253607
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    I think it’s this kind of tech that will make solar energy viable.

    So cool to think what lies ahead

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #253613
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I’m looking forward to Graphene technology myself. All of these new finds are starting to become too good to be true….hopefully some of them are viable.

    Jon P.
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    #253623
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    Really cool stuff. Hard to keep up with all the advancements in technology. It’s truly amazing. Thanks for the linky

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #253631

    Good things coming in battery tech. As stated in the article, we are on the edge of some great new developments. With Bosch’s wireless charging and the new batteries they mention you may never need to change a battery again. The tool would wear out first.

    #253714
    ChadM
    Moderator
    Rogers, Ohio

    They are also making advancements in bio-batteries. These will most likely hit the medical device field first but eventually they could make their way to tools.

    http://www.cfdrc.com/bio/bio-battery

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #253795
    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    the cordless charging tech could go a little too far and almost be hazardous if you ask me.. good idea but i could see it being bad. thinking in the case of how cell phones emit radiation.

    solar charging would be a cool addition.. especially if the solar cells are directly on the tool and battery which can trickle charge the tool when its in use prolonging charge on a tool in heavy use

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #253804
    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    Impressive to say the least. Maybe they could come out with universal batteries so we can use a variety of brands. Maybe this technology can spur an idea in automobile to get us off gas

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #253819

    It will be interesting to see how quickly some of these technological improvements trickle into the tool industry. It is no doubt that cordless tools will continue to be the way of the future. Very exciting times indeed!

    John S

    #253829
    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    Looks great, I also here chevy is coming out with an electric care with 200 mine range. Now if they will have a reasonable cost

    #254021

    Impressive to say the least. Maybe they could come out with universal batteries so we can use a variety of brands. Maybe this technology can spur an idea in automobile to get us off gas

    I agree, why can’t there be one battery standard and everyones tools are compatible with it. I can see it being a benefit on the jobsite and for everyone in general.

    #254245
    ChadM
    Moderator
    Rogers, Ohio

    Impressive to say the least. Maybe they could come out with universal batteries so we can use a variety of brands. Maybe this technology can spur an idea in automobile to get us off gas

    I agree, why can’t there be one battery standard and everyones tools are compatible with it. I can see it being a benefit on the jobsite and for everyone in general.

    It would be a benefit for us, not the tool companies. A universal battery could cost those guys a lot of money.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #254275
    davper
    Pro

    The batteries are already essentially universal. If you open them up, they contain the same cells.

    Look at the Dremel 12v battery and the Bosch 12v battery. The guts are the same. It is the case and connection to the tool that is different. I believe Ridgid 12v also uses the same guts with just a different case.

    RC hobbyist buy the batteries for cordless tools when they go on sale. Take the battery apart and use the 3 to 8 cells contained within for their toys. It is a steal compared to what they pay RC specific batteries.

    I am not a pro. But I play one at home.

    I am just here for l-boxx porn.

    #254302
    DanSB
    Pro
    Buffalo, NY

    Impressive to say the least. Maybe they could come out with universal batteries so we can use a variety of brands. Maybe this technology can spur an idea in automobile to get us off gas

    I agree, why can’t there be one battery standard and everyones tools are compatible with it. I can see it being a benefit on the jobsite and for everyone in general.

    It would be a benefit for us, not the tool companies. A universal battery could cost those guys a lot of money.

    Chad couldn’t be more correct. The tool manufacturers would never standardize the battery platform, as they would lose or cut into that revenue stream.
    As @davper points out, they’re basically the same innards (different cell manufacturers in some cases I’m sure) but the mounting and contacts differ.

    #254329
    KenW
    Pro

    Two minute charging to 70% capacity is amazing. Wonder how long the other 30% takes.

    #254390
    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    Impressive to say the least. Maybe they could come out with universal batteries so we can use a variety of brands. Maybe this technology can spur an idea in automobile to get us off gas

    I agree, why can’t there be one battery standard and everyones tools are compatible with it. I can see it being a benefit on the jobsite and for everyone in general.

    It would be a benefit for us, not the tool companies. A universal battery could cost those guys a lot of money.

    Chad couldn’t be more correct. The tool manufacturers would never standardize the battery platform, as they would lose or cut into that revenue stream.
    As @davper points out, they’re basically the same innards (different cell manufacturers in some cases I’m sure) but the mounting and contacts differ.

    Cell phones, the battery operation of a phone isnt as much of a feature as the phone itself but they evolved to a more neutral charging station out of convienance. Think of how USB has become a multi use connection.

    Thats it, Im hitting shrak tank with the break through!

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

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