Forget having to search for outlets in order to recharge the batteries powering your portable electronics, all you have to do now is give them a solid shake and they’re ready to go again. That’s the concept behind the latest battery design provided by Mint Energy anyway; whether or not it actually comes to fruition remains to be seen.
The new rechargeable Nickel metal hydrate battery, which is being called Shakenergy, is recharged by simply shaking the battery vigorously. The Mint Energy rechargeable battery prototype carries a permanent magnet that moves between a coiled bobbin when shaken. As the magnet moves between the coil, electricity is induced, which recharges the battery. Not only does Shakenergy fall under the ‘environmentally-friendly’ category by being rechargeable, it takes going green a whole new level by eliminating the need for electricity when the time comes to replenish the battery.
Sounds like a great concept, but will Shakenergy become a realistic alternative to the rechargeable batteries currently found on the market? How will Shakenergy perform and how dependent will it be as time goes on? All of this remains to be seen before we can look forward to recharging batteries by simply giving them a good solid shaking. With that in mind, this is the type of ingenuity needed in order to keep batteries eco-friendly and out of our landfills.