Have you heard the latest? Nokia has filed patents on the concept of self-charging mobile phone batteries. We all know that Nokia is very innovative, but self-charging batteries, is it possible?
Self-charging technology already exists, it has been used in Seiko Kinetic watches for over 20 years. Seiko’s Kinetic watches make use of Piezoelectric crystals to generate an electric charge. As details are sketchy at the moment, it is unclear how the mobile phone will be setup.
However, one thing is for sure, the movement of the phone will generate electricity to charge the main battery or if it generates enough electricity it may even power the phone, doing away with the battery altogether. The latter is unlikely as mobile phones these days are packed with features that are extremely power hungry. Features like touch sensitive colour LCD screens and digital cameras with flash, to name a few.
So, does this mean we can give the mobile phone a quick shake during a call, just to keep it powered until the end of the conversation.
Tags: Batteries, Battery, Crystals, Mobile Phone, Nokia, Piezoelectric, Power