Technology has provided us with many options. The more choices to choose from, the harder it is to decide which one is best for us. Now, why should you choose buying Lithium-ion batteries?
We shall begin our narration by giving you the facts.
What is Lithium
Lightest metal there is
Has the largest electrochemical potential
Gives off the greatest energy density for weight
Since scientists found lithium metals to be unsafe, they
started researching on nonmetallic, lithium composed of batteries and ended up
with the lithium-ions batteries.
What is Lithium-ion
Has lower energy density than that of a lithium metal
Safer than lithium metals
To guide you on why you should buy this kind of battery,
here are some of its advantages and disadvantages
Has potential for higher capacities because of its high
It only needs one charge when new, it doesn’t need prolonged
Has a low self-discharge
Since there is no annual or periodical discharge needed, it
has low maintenance cost
It can provide great current for application because of the
Safe to use
To maintain the current and voltage in its safe limits, it
needs protection circuit
Even if it is not in use, it is still deteriorating because
of aging. To reduce aging, it must be stored at 40% charge in a cool and dry
If shipped in large quantities, it may be subject to
regulatory control. It gives limitations in transportation
Produced by manufacturers in smaller quantities than regular
batteries because manufacturers get a higher cost producing this kind of
The materials and chemicals it is composed of have not yet
fully matured. These are charging continually
Since I have stated you the advantages and disadvantages of
having a lithium-ion battery, are you convinced in buying it? if not, then
there is also another kind of lithium-ion battery available in the market: the
lithium-ion polymer battery.
Before we go to what a lithium-ion polymer does to us, let
us first know what a lithium polymer is.
Uses different kind of electrolyte
Has a thin-profile geometry
Offers a simple design
Has poor conductivity
To give you a glimpse of what really is a lithium-ion
polymer, here are its advantages and disadvantages
Has a very low and feasible profile or design
Can be produced widely since it does not cause manufacturers
much because it is flexible in form
It is very light
Has improved safety features
When compared to a regular lithium-ion, it has lower energy
Has no standard size
Has a higher cost-to-energy proportion when compared to
So, I’ve just stated what it really is you are facing in the
market when buying. You still have every right to choose what is best for you.
Consider everything you need and everything it brings, choose wisely!