The Power Bottleneck Issue. Traditional battery technology imposes many restrictions on mobile communications and entertainment devices. This issue affirms the value of intelligent light-charging systems in the expansion of device functionality and the introduction of new applications.
In the past several years, faltering innovation has caused a power bottleneck. Engineering resources have concentrated on finding and refining battery chemistries to pack more energy in ever-smaller packages.
Operating Time Pressures. As the major cell phone manufacturers increasingly integrate multiple streams of data and displays they have found a corresponding appetite for power to support the applications. Today’s cell phones with 800–1800mAh lithium ion batteries typically provide 4 to 6 hours on average of talk time. Battery talk and standby times depend on a variety of factors.
The issue intensified when Apple (AAPL) released the newest version of iPhone, with its faster data, built-in GPS—and shorter battery life. The original iPhone gave users 8 hours of talk time and 6 hours of Internet use between battery recharges, while the iPhone 3G advertises 5 hours of talk time and 5 hours of Internet use. However, user reviews suggest 2 to 3 hours is more typical. Sadly, these new devices depend on outdated battery technology to operate.
Charging Forward. The demand for portable electronics, such as smartphones and tablets, coupled with a push toward green energy is sparking a revolution to improve the centuries-old battery technology. Truthfully, getting a few more hours out of a laptop may only result in more power-efficient electronics. Greater efficiencies are welcome advances, but not a decree of change.
But when it comes to something like an electric car—with the need to drive 400 miles on a charge—this heralds a new paradigm. Funding and focus on new battery development sends ripples of innovation across a vast number of market categories, including mobile communication and entertainment devices.
The Laws of Battery Life. Unlike computer chips, which improve as engineers find ways to fit them with more transistors and better designs, batteries are subject to the hard limits of chemistry and physics. That helps to explain why battery technology improvements move at a glacial pace.
Until the technology improves, electronics companies have two choices: Use a bigger battery or find ways to make more efficient use of the existing battery. However, there are only so many ways to boost efficiency and only so much weight consumers are willing to carry around. That is why the industry needs a technology breakthrough, not just stop gap measures.
A Touch of Light. The SunCore intelligent light-charging system advances photovoltaic technology and addresses current power consumption issues. It is sensitive to far more of the visible light spectrum than traditional solar systems and provides continuous charging from direct and indirect sunlight, ambient, natural and even man-made light.
When embedded in a device, the SunCore system provides an essential competitive and complementary solution to current battery technology. People with solar-charging batteries for their personal communication devices enjoy ultimate flexibility with anytime, anywhere operation.