Let’s think of a battery as a teapot.
A teapot has the same capacity as a teacup, and the amount of tea you can pour depends on the size of its spout. Suppose you want to fill a teacup now. The time limit is 5 minutes.
Because ordinary teapot has a narrow spout, it takes 30 minutes no matter how quickly you try to pour tea. That means you can't fill the teacup in 5 minutes. So, to fill the teacup within the time limit, you need to prepare many teapots and pour them at the same time, but once the teacup is full, the tea will remain in each teapot.
What about SCiB™ teapot? Because the spout of SCiB™ teapot is wider than that of other teapots, you can pour the teacup full in just five minutes. Because of this reason, you don't have to prepare many SCiB™ teapots, and tea does not remain in the teapot after pouring.
In the example above, the size of the spout means how easily the battery discharges, and the size of the teapot means the capacity of the battery.
SCiB™ has the high output feature and can be discharged in just 5 minutes, compared to 30 minutes for conventional batteries. Conversely, if you try to discharge the conventional batteries in 5 minutes like SCiB™, you need to prepare the batteries with 6 times the capacity of SCiB™. In other words, SCiB™ can reduce the battery capacity to 1/6*.
- In practice, there are effects such as electrical resistance, so the battery capacity is reduced by only 1/6 to 1/3.