Taking a closer look
Two criteria are essential to the performance of Zap&Go’s Carbon-Ion cell:
- A large surface area is needed to store the charge, as the surface area is proportional to the amount of energy which can be stored.
- High conductivity is needed to deliver and remove electrons from the carbon surfaces. Conductivity is a measure of the speed and efficiency with which energy can be transferred.
Several classes of carbon are used to achieve the perfect balance. High surface area carbons can be created from pyrolysis of either synthetic polymeric materials, or natural materials such as coconut husks. These are activated by heating in either steam or carbon dioxide and are called ‘activated carbons’, the principal sources of energy storage capacity.
Carbon Blacks, Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) and Graphene are used to adjust the conductivity, and the speed and efficiency, of storage. As Graphene is the most conductive of these three, it offers both a faster rate of charging and also higher efficiency of storage.
Zap&Go leads the way in Ultra-Fast Charge technology that can replace slow charging lithium-ion batteries and charge devices and applications in less than 5 minutes.
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On the move, completely cordless or in state-of-the-art facilities installations, Zap&Go has developed significant intellectual property, patents, trademarks, registered designs and know-how in higher voltage supercapacitors.
Carbon-Ion technology in action
Zap&Go has harnessed Carbon-Ion technology and applied it to a wide range of markets and industries with exciting solutions.
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