Battery Tech: Oculus Quest/Go, Medical Devices & Electric Cars!


The Oculus Quest contains a 3648mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack with a 14 watt-hour rating. It is a double cell battery with a nominal voltage of 3.6 volts and weighs approximatively 70 grams. Stand-alone VR headsets rely on batteries to free you from wires. What is a battery? How does it work? What are different kinds of batteries? What is the future of battery tech? Along the way, we'll visit what's increasingly "driving" innovation, electric vehicles! So charge your Oculus Quest or Go to 100% and join us in Battery World for an hour of entertaining & educational conversation about.... BATTERIES!

How to extend battery life on your Oculus Quest

Improve Oculus Quest Battery Life: Simple Tricks You Can Use Now

Oculus Quest Teardown (revealing a Fujian YU10850–18001A with capacity 3.85V / 3648 mAh / 14.0 Wh)

Battery World

We'll leverage the latest & greatest knowledge & insights from the 2019 Battery Show outside Detroit, Michigan, Sept. 10-12. (#TBS19 OR #EVT19 on Twitter).

Voltiac Pile/Wikipedia (The first battery)

Three battery technologies that could power the future

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

The Future of Batteries (The Electrochemical Society) Ion age: why the future will be battery powered

Batteries Still Suck, But Researchers Are Working on It

Battery Reality: There’s Nothing Better Than Lithium-Ion Coming Soon

10 disruptive battery technologies trying to compete with lithium-ion batteries

Charging Ahead: The Future of Battery Technology

Future Battery Technology (Conference, October)

Energy's Future - Battery and Storage Technologies: Vanadium-flow batteries

Electric Cars

Electric Car Basics

Should All Cars Be Electric by 2025? The Electric Car Debate in Europe

Compelling Evolutions In Electric Vehicle Technologies

Electric vehicles and the future of personal mobility

edX Course: Electric Cars (access slides)

How Do All-Electric Cars Work?(excellent graphic)

Mercedes' third-gen plug-in tech filters down to compact range

When Will The Transition To Fully Electric Cars Really Be Rolling?

How does an Electric Car work ? | Tesla Model S (Video)

The World's Most Important Electric Car Is Launching Now, And It's Not A Porsche Or Tesla

Battery Management Systems

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... on Wikipedia

... on Electropaedia

Economics of Electric Vehicles Mean Oil's Days As A Transport Fuel Are Numbered

Medical Devices & Batteries

Finding the Best Battery for Your Device

Podcast: At 97, lithium-ion battery pioneer John Goodenough says his work is not done

Notes to self...

"buzz concepts are 'thinkable' units of domain-specific meaning useful for reasoning & communication among non-tech experts"

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