batteries are inefficient in their transfer of available power — often thrown
away with 80 percent of their power still stored — but one company is marketing
a solution. Start-up Batteroo has introduced a reusable sleeve, the Batteriser
that slips over new or used batteries and instantly taps into whatever remaining
energy left in the cell.
new device is set to give any disposable battery – from AAA to D – eight times
its usual lifespan by keeping its voltage boosted to just above what most
appliances consider ‘dead’. Developed by US-based start-up, Batteroo, the
so-called ‘Batteriser’ is a stainless steel sleeve that you can clip onto any
battery, and because it’s just 0.1 mm thick, it can fit into any kind of
device, including TV remotes, torches, bluetooth keyboards, and console
tested the Batteriser sleeve in our lab and we confirmed that the Batteriser
taps into 80 percent of energy that is usually thrown away,” said
physicist Kiumars Parvin from San Jose State University, who was asked to
independently verify the results.
the kind of technology that just might put a dent in the 15 billion batteries
that end up in landfill around the world each year, so hopefully we’ll see
these helpful little devices in stores soon.
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