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30 Second Charging, Rechargeable Battery

A project in Newton, KS by Shawn West

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Rechargeable batteries save us a lot of money but take a lot of time. What if you could recharge a battery in seconds instead of hours?
Backers: 391
Average Pledge Per Backer: $48

Funded: $18,956 of $10,000
Dates: Jul 9th -> Aug 8th (30 days)
Project By: Shawn West
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Latest News

Production Timeline...

August 7th - via:
Ok, now that the Kickstarter campaign is coming to a close, I've got a better idea of the timeline for production and shipping. Within 2 weeks of August 8th, I'll have the power supplies for the chargers and the PCB's and all of the components for... (Read More)

Here it goes...

August 4th - via:
Investors-I have been contacted by several investors. One of the more well known is Tesla Motors. I'm not a marketing major, so when it comes to trying to find investors, I wouldn't know where to begin but Kickstarter seemed like a good start. The... (Read More)

Kickstarter Campaign Wants To Introduce Batteries That Charge In 30 Seconds

August 2nd - via:
Fast charging batteries are something everybody wants in their phones. Its formula is something every battery manufacturing company is trying to crack (or perhaps, they have already cracked it but don't want to release it). If you don't wait around for them, check this new Kickstarter project. (Read More)

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3...

July 31st - via:
I took my battery and had it put on a constant current discharging circuit and have it put up against an Energizer Ultimate Lithium. My battery doesn't have the same mAH as the Energizer, and I haven't ever said that it does. Anyways, take a look.... (Read More)

Ask Hackaday: Graphene Capacitors On Kickstarter

July 26th - via:
Last week, we heard of an interesting Kickstarter that puts a capacitor and charging circuit in the same space as a AA battery. This is usually a very simple endeavour, but this capacitor has the same energy density as an alkaline cell. (Read More)

Graphene Production, Capacitor Production and Testing in a kids toy...

July 24th - via:
Here's how the graphene is made. Pure graphite powder goes in to a ball mill along with half a dozen, 1/4", ceramic balls. I run it in the ball mill dry, for about a day. Then I add purified water and a little bit of a surfactant. Then the ball mill... (Read More)

Ok, time to spill the beans...

July 24th - via:
Ok, time to tell the secret. Hopefully this will put some of your doubts to rest.  I've had a lot of messages from people, asking how it's possible to fit THAT much energy. Well, the big secret is this. This capacitor isn't even actually on the... (Read More)

Unanswered questions...

July 18th - via:
Those of you who have sent me messages and not received a response, I promise that you will get a response soon. I've got questions coming in, day and night and with having a 1 year old and working full time, I just haven't had an opportunity to sit... (Read More)

My other project...

July 15th - via:
USB Charger, Powered by Capacitors  I'm not sure this could become a kickstarter but this is another project I'm working on. It's in complete working order but I'm going to try to put it in a smaller footprint so I can more easily carry it around... (Read More)

We've had better days.

July 15th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Plans For the Future

July 12th - via:
Once this project gets funded, I'll be able to start looking towards applying this technology to other devices. Laptops and cell phones could certainly benefit from this but the fact that there are hundreds if not thousands of different size... (Read More)

Video of the battery in action!

July 11th - via:
I received a message from someone asking if I could make a video of the battery in action. Charging it for 26 seconds and then operating a battery powered device for at least 26 seconds. I apologize if the video quality isn't very good. I have a... (Read More)


July 11th - via:
Well, we're making progress. Thank you to everyone who has backed me so far. I have one favor to ask everyone, backers and those who are just looking. Please please please share my project across the web and help spread the word so I can meet my... (Read More)


July 9th - via:
I forgot to add that the charger pictured is not the charger you will receive as a reward. The charger you will receive is much nicer and able to charge 4 batteries at once for the AA version and 2 at once for the C and D version. Thanks you to... (Read More)

Patent Pending

July 9th - via:
The provisional patent application has been filed, so this is now officially, "Patent Pending." :-)  (Read More)

It is LIVE!!

July 9th - via:
Okay everyone. It's time to fund this thing! I know that this can revolutionize the way we use our electronics and in turn, save everyone a TON of money, so let's get to it!  (Read More)

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