A power bank is just that. You make a deposit (often taking up to 10 long hours) and withdraw some of that to charge a device. The Graphene Polymer power bank is very different.
For starters, a 10,000 mAh Li-ion battery in a power bank usually takes 5-10 hours to charge. A Graphene Polymer (explanation here) battery takes 30-60 minutes! Although it uses a special 9-24V charger to achieve this.
Very recent advances in Graphene Polymer batteries allow electric vehicles to increase the distance from 400km to 800 km. It occupies between 20-30% space less than a lithium battery and can charge in a fraction of the time.
Next, conventional Li-ion banks have a hard time delivering fast charging 5V/3A, 9V/1.6A or 12V/1.5A charging. Graphene-based banks can deliver Qualcomm 3.0 Quick Charge at whatever amperage is required. Although it does need a special chip to monitor power delivery. The chip monitors over and under voltage to ensure the recipient device battery remains at best health.
Enter IRISX – the world’s first Graphene Polymer power bank
IRISX – the World’s fastest Charging Graphene Polymer Power Bank (Indiegogo site here)
It can charge 10,000mAh on 30 minutes and output Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 power delivery (15W total over 5/9/12V). This is amazing!
Its diminutive size of 146 (H) x 57 (wide) x 16mm (D) is less than half a 10,000mAh Lithium-ion battery.
It is an Indiegogo project.
The bank won’t be cheap. Expected cost is US$99.
Compare that to the average $30-60 Lithium-ion power bank. If you back it in Indiegogo, you can get one for US$69.
It opened funding today (5 August) and closes in 30 days. Within minutes it had backers!
GadgetGuy’s take. I have ordered several Graphene Polymer batteries – now it’s your turn.
This is the future. Nothing has happened in the battery world for so long. I urge you to invest at no risk.