The global AAA battery business is worth billions of dollars despite the advent of better battery technology. In smaller appliances, both in household and industry, the AAA batteries are still being used popularly. But they don’t last long even in the lowest battery consuming devices where we have to change them now and then. Batteriser is a metal plate that will allow you to increase you AAA timing by more than eight times. So, basically what we are saying is that with this, you won’t have to worry about changing your remote’s batteries for five years at least!
Such is the groundbreaking nature of this gadget that a rumoured industrial espionage was carried out by a group of high-tech thieves who reportedly got their hands on the design. The reason behind the theft is largely unknown, but it may have been a case of sabotage since battery sales are expected to drop to a fraction if this gadget is a real deal. It was developed by Bob Roohparver who has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and has worked for a long time in power management.
The primary concept behind batteriser is that a normal alkaline battery gives a voltage of 1.5 volts to power any appliance. When it becomes weaker than a certain point, the voltage drops to 1.4 or 1.3 volts that aren’t enough to power anything. The battery becomes useless even though much of the battery’s juices remain inside. It is the reason we are warned against disposing off in a fire as the alkali solution will catch fire easily. In many gadgets like Bluetooth wireless mouse and headphones, the device considers the battery dead even if a small fluctuation in voltage is recorded.
The Batteriser is essentially a voltage booster device that will be able to suck every last drop of the battery juices to power the devices as long as possible. More than eighty percent of a cell’s energy remains untapped and batteriser aims to harness the rest of the eighty percent for an extended battery life experience. This may seem like a ridiculous claim for such an age-old problem since the inception of these cells. But, to prove his point, the Roohparver made a demonstration. He took two “dead” batteries and showed how they were still producing 1.3 volts. He tried powering a gadget, but it won’t work. Next off, he fitted the Batteriser sleeves on these cells and then used them on the same device. Now he put the same battery back and the device showed 100 percent full battery. Amazing stuff, isn’t it?
The Batteriser is designed to extract more voltage from the same source by increasing the voltage from within. To explain how it works, Roohparver used the toothpaste analogy. He said that if you buy a new toothpaste pack, but only press from the top side, you won’t be able to get much out from it. In order to get maximum amount of paste, you need to squeeze from the bottom-most part of the tube. This is what Batteriser does. It uses the battery’s own energy to push through the charge with same voltage as before, effectively using most of the charge in the process. In the company calculations, the Batteriser sleeve can extend the battery life eight times. What’s more, it can be used for a lifetime! It doesn’t use battery in the process and doesn’t use anything else as well, making it a very useful thing to have.
The only problem with it is that cell manufacturers may not be keen on its introduction to the market as it will decrease their sales dramatically. The industry is still on an upward trend despite the obsolete nature of the technology as US cell industry is worth $3.3 billion alone. From an environmental point of view, this should be encouraged as it can only mean less number of dead batteries in our junkyards and landfills. When asked about this, ex Chief Technical Officer of the Energizer company said that they didn’t think of it because they were chemical engineers, not power ones.
The only question I can think of right now is: When are we seeing Batterizer on Lithium batteries? I think its a corporate conspiracy if they don’t use it on them!
AKA ‘joule thief’ which has been around for years?
Surely it wont work on lithium batteries as they work in a completely different way to acid battery?