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Sony Engineers Faster Wireless Charging Tech

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Think Twice Before Rapid Charging.

by Slammer    Oct 18, 2013, 9:31 AM   edited Oct 18, 2013, 9:33 AM

The basic anode/cathode battery design hasn't changed in almost 40 years. Yes, they have managed to use different materials for the components to solve memory issues. But, with current technology, the way to increase capacity, is to increase the size. Larger batteries,will promote larger phones and larger phones need larger batteries. It's a vicious cycle.

So while many companies try to shorten charging times to appease consumer interests, rapid charging a current design battery is practically the worst thing for it. Rapid charging creates heat and heat is a battery killer. And with most insurance coverage plans omitting batteries as being "expendable" components, who will pay for the replacement? Deductables have reached $150 for handsets and $200 for iphones.

Just another reason why myself and others have begun a campaign to retain removable batteries in devices(not just phones). These should be easily accessible for the consumer to do themselves at a much less inexpensive cost. The industry is quickly enslaving the consumer to fork over huge dollars for minuscule battery problems. How many people like paying huge deductable(especially for something you should be able to do yourself)?

Don't look to battery OEMs anytime soon for salvation. They make huge dollars on selling new batteries.

Even tech geeks and tech sites like this one should clearly see the logic in the thought pattern here.

So as I wrap up this post, I know tech fans are lusting over new and exciting designs(specifically unibody). However, I would gladly welcome a better built phone "If" it retains battery accessibilty. Plastic has been used for years with no issues. Sealed metal is creating a financial obligation from the consumer.

John B.

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