(Season 3) Episode 23 – The Dangers of Fast Charging

We’ve covered batteries- but you may be wondering… how do they charge so quickly now? Recent developments have brought down the time to charge a phone to full to 8 minutes – but how does that even work? And, well… is it safe?


Sources:

Voltage, Watts, and Amps:

Lithium Ion Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge:

Xiaomi HyperCharge (200W):

USB Power Delivery (USB-PD):

Oppo VOOC / OnePlus Warp Charge:

Extending Lithium Battery Lifetime:


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(Season 3) Episode 22 – (Rechargeable) Batteries & You

Batteries- love ’em or hate ’em, they’re ubiquitous in our mobile-technology world. Is the battery in your phone the same kind that is in your car? Why do things get so hot when you charge them? How can a battery be powered by acid?? Answers to that and more, in the actual episode.


Sources:

How (Rechargeable) Batteries Work:

Nickel-Based Batteries:

Lithium-Ion & Polymer:

Lead-Acid Battery:

Supercapacitors:


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(Season 3) Episode 21 – Wearables

Ah, good ol’ wearable devices! There are so many options today, from the slew of Wear OS based watches, to the many fitness trackers from the usual suspects (Fitbit, Garmin)- and of course the Apple Watch. Are any of these… better than the other? And really, what makes a watch… “smart”?


Sources:

Apple Watch:

RTOS:

Samsung Galaxy Watches/Tizen OS:

Fitbit Sense:

Wear OS Problems:

Wear Partnership (announced Google I/O 2021):


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