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NEC develops fast 30 second rechargeable battery






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NEC develops fast 30 second rechargeable battery - digital camera and photography newsNEC Corp has developed a battery that can be recharged only in 30 seconds, company sources said. Called an organic radical battery, it can be recharged to the same level of power as that stored in nickel-hydrogen cells, which are widely used in digital cameras, portable MD players and other electronic devices.

It takes only about 30 seconds to recharge the battery enough to allow 80 hours of continuous operation of an MD player, compared with around an hour needed by conventional rechargeables, the company claims.

The company will continue to research and develop the new technology. A spokesman for NEC said it did not yet know when it would commercialise the new battery, called an organic radical battery.
April 6, 2004
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