Enevate Corporation, a manufacturer of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, announces ultrafast charging for their batteries with HD-Energy® Technology. Enevate’s ultrafast charging feature has been demonstrated to provide a 90% charge in 15 minutes (4C charge rate) while increasing energy, capacity and performance when compared to today’s conventional Li-ion batteries.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Enevate has developed advanced Li-ion batteries based on new materials and cell designs with significantly higher volumetric and gravimetric energy density in thinner and lighter form factors, and with significantly higher charging rates than current conventional Li-ion batteries. Enevate’s novel HD-Energy Technology utilizes silicon-dominant composite anodes for rechargeable Li-ion polymer batteries which dramatically increases energy density by 25-50% over conventional graphite anode cells – giving over a decade of technology advancement as compared to the current rate of improvement of Li-ion technology. Enevate’s new batteries enable smartphones, tablets, ultra-thin notebook PCs, and drones with longer runtimes in less space and weight.
“Enevate continues to add new performance tiers to our technology. Ultrafast charging is another Enevate breakthrough,” said Brian Wong, CEO of Enevate. “Now you can charge your phone in the time it takes to get a cup of coffee – and also have more energy and capacity too.”
“The charge rate of Enevate batteries can be 5-10 times faster than conventional batteries due to multiple reasons, including faster kinetics of silicon,” said Dr. Benjamin Park, Founder and CTO of Enevate. “Enevate’s unique silicon Li-ion batteries deliver both ultrafast charging and high energy density at the same time. The batteries are resistant to lithium plating during charging which allows for cycle life to be maintained even with high charge rates.”
For example, a 3000 mAh Enevate battery with HD-Energy Technology using a 12 Amp charge (4C rate) achieves 90% capacity in 15 minutes with no degradation in energy or capacity. Using a 6 Amp charge (2C rate), the same 3000mAh Enevate battery charges to 90% in 25 minutes.
“Our customers have found ultrafast charging at this speed to be highly valuable to differentiate their mobile devices and are excited to quickly implement this feature into their products,” said Jarvis Tou, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Products at Enevate. “Enevate’s batteries and technology change how people will use their mobile devices while enhancing their device capabilities.”