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Old 09-08-2008, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"Sonata" Lithium Ion battery


I just heard a very interesting story on the radio, about a woman, Christina Lampe-Onnerud, who redesigned the "guts" of a typical lithium ion battery -- and it lasts much longer, charges faster, and greatly reduces the likelihood of overheating/bursting into flames! Her company's name is "Boston-Power", and their battery called the "Sonata" is in production, right now.

It charges in ~1/2 the time of regular batteries (80% in just 30 minutes!), and it lasts much longer, too.

Here and Now : Building A Better Battery - 9/8/2008

Boston-Power unveils long-lasting "Sonata" laptop battery - Engadget

Start-up to launch safer notebook battery - CNET News

Boston-Power’s Sonata Batteries Enhance Performance, Safety

Boston-Power Selects GP Batteries to Expand Manufacturing of Next-Generation Sonata

Boston-Power - Home

Cool stuff!

Sincerely, Neil

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