An 18-year-old student, Eesha Khare has invented a cellphone charger that is capable of charging a mobile phone in around 30 seconds. The student behind the invention is a young scientist that won the Intel Young Scientist Award and also $50,000 in prize money which she will use when she goes to Harvard in the fall.
The device is a supercapacitor that is capable of charging a mobile phone battery in around 20 to 30 seconds, and the technology could also be used for other devices such as charging automobile batteries. This sound very impressive and hopefully it will be available for purchase in the near future.
“I developed a new supercapacitor, which is basically an energy storage device which can hold a lot of energy in a small amount of volume,” she told KPIX 5. The technology may also be able to speed up charging of automobile batteries, she said.