As is my usual practice for my year end column, I asked the official Hot Aisle Insight crystal ball for guidance on the latest developments and trends in data centers. When I queried the insightful orb about energy storage technology, it glowed as if it was trying to use facial recognition and emulate the iPhone X for a few seconds. It then apparently gave up and transferred the request to Apple’s “Siri,” who did not recognize my face, since I do not have an iPhone X.
Nonetheless, after a few seconds, Amazon’s “Alexa” responded with “Super Start-IT Lithium-Ion 12 volt 600 Amp Battery Booster” one day sale for only $59. What I found most interesting was it only weighed one pound and was small enough to fit in a glove box. Curious, I looked at the specifications, it was rated at 18,000 milliamp-hours (mah), so it appeared to have energy storage capacity of 216 Watt-hours (based 18 AH at 12V).