As we all know our beloved and world famous company “Apple” never fails to surprise its users and once again it has done so. Apple has filed a renewed patent for a fuel cell battery that will power its devices for weeks. Moreover a step that will solve the ending battery life issues.
This patent application was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The application describes the battery as a portable and cost-effective fuel cell system for a portable computing device that could use a number of different energy sources to provide long-term power.It also said that fuel cells will potentially allow continued use of portable electronic devices for days or even weeks without refueling.
The filed patent also describes that the source of energy will be a fuel cartridge which will be affixed to the fuel cell system and after it is completely used the user will be able to detach it which means the users will only have to replace the device’s cartridge instead of recharging it again and again.
Apple has come forward with new plans for its laptops, that could use a fuel cell system so as to expand the battery life of the devices. And when the batteries have run out,all they have to do is swap them out for a fully charged one.
Sources say that the fuel cell may consist sodium borohydride and water or lithium hydride and water or lithium borohydride and water or aluminum hydride or sodium silicate and water or a magnesium borohydride-amine complex or compressed hydrogen gas and liquid hydrogen.
Apple files a huge number of patents, many of which never actually make it to market. But Apple and other smartphone and computer makers are well known to be working hard to improve the battery life of their devices trying to fix what is regularly customers biggest complaint.