While batteries offering ultra-fast charging and higher capacity still await millions in crowdfunding capital, is the Prieto 3D lithium ion battery the ideal Airsoft battery for the here and now?
By Ringo Bones
Ever noticed why those ultrafast charging and very high capacity rechargeable batteries exhibited during the 2015 Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas are still not available to the consumer market in 2017? Well, those batteries require manufacturing plants that are radically different from existing ones that are currently manufacturing your run-of-the-mill lithium ion batteries currently used in cars, laptops and smartphones. They are probably still waiting millions in crowdfunding dollars to be able to make those batteries available to consumers at a reasonable cost while making themselves a tidy profit. But is there a way to increase the power capacity of lithium ion batteries in an evolutionary – rater than a revolutionary manner – i.e. using existing manufacturing facilities and off-the-shelf materials thus making it ideal for current Airsoft use?
Dr. Amy Prieto, CEO of Prieto Battery in which she founded back in 2009, has a way to make existing lithium ion batteries better while using current battery manufacturing plants. All it takes is a clever use of existing materials and on the way they are fabricated. Prieto is poised to commercialize a battery that will deliver transformational performance – as in higher power density, longer life cycle, safe and much greater energy density than existing lithium ion batteries. It is called the Prieto 3D Lithium Ion Battery.
The Prieto 3D Lithium Ion Battery uses a copper foam substrate electrode which provides higher electrode surface area and a shorter ion diffusion path that results in a five-fold increase in power density. It has a copper antimonide for a three-fold increase in volumetric energy capacity and the proprietary anode deposition eliminates the need of lithium dendrites. Its solid polymer electrolyte results in a safer, nonflammable battery and also increases its lifecycle. And while using standard industry available cathode materials, it is easier to customize the cell voltage and capacity and with its water-based process during electroplating results in a lower cost when it comes to scaling up in its manufacture.