Rachid Yazami is a Moroccan scientist who made an amazing chip that can recharge your phone battery in 10 minutes. Currently living in Singapore and working for the Nanyang Technological University, he designed a chip that can be placed in the battery of your mobile phone or any kind of machine that has a battery. This chip even warns you when the battery is defective. With this kind of technology it will be safer for us to use our equipment.
It took Yazami at least five years of developing.”In addition to knowing the degradation of batteries, our technology can also tell the exact state of charge of the battery, and thus optimise the charging so the battery can be maintained in its best condition while being charged faster,” Yazami said to Bussinesinsider, “My vision for the future is that every battery will have this chip, which will in turn reduce the risk of battery fires in electronic devices and electric vehicles while extending their life span.”
Rachid Yazami is one of the inventors of the lithium batteries that were made in 1980. He has over fifty patents and is the author of more than two hundred publications about batteries.
One of his concerns is that normal batteries can be dangerous, “Batteries heat up when they are being charged, so for fast-charging batteries, there is always a risk that they might overheat. This smart chip can help prevent potential accidents,” he said.
“Although the risk of a battery failing and catching fire is very low, with billions of lithium-ion batteries produced yearly, even a one-in-a-million chance would mean over a thousand failures.”