The world is turning green, no not green with envy, green as in more energy efficient. Each year people try to find new and better ways to make the planet greener and each year they seem to come out with something new. The more they seem to come up with the better chance that these same greener more energy efficient products will become cheaper for the consumer. One such company by the name of Ioxus has come up with a new hybrid storage device which could pave the way to a much greener planet and allow for more and more companies to enter the fold as they compete for the funds of the consumer.
The new storage device which Ioxus has come up with is a combination of ultra capacitor and a battery molded into one. In a sense they have created what could be called a super battery. The battery itself is Lithium ion and in this way is already incredibly energy efficient. The device itself is no bigger than a standard C cell battery, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be used to power everyday items. The possibility of creating battery packs for tools and any other electronic device is always possible. After all if they can come up with a way of molding two energy storage devices together, they can sure come up with a way of putting them to good use. The only downside to such a design is that it won’t have the full recharge ability of a regular ultra capacitor and would only last for about twenty thousand cycles, which is still a substantial amount of use for any type of battery. The benefit to having a longer life then the standard battery however is that it can be used in devices and in places where constant replacing of batteries is a chore and we all know about having to climb up to change the smoke detector battery or change a battery in a light assembly and how fun that can be.
It remains to be seen whether this particular new type of battery will really take hold or not once it hits the market, but the fact that companies are continuing to experiment and come up with ways of creating more energy efficient and valuable products is always a good thing. If anything this new type of product shows that companies are continuing to work and are not satisfied with the current things on the market. They want to make things better and more efficient and that will all boil down to benefiting the consumer both in their pocket and in the battery life of all the technology that they have.