Lithium Ion Rechargeable Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) cells have a negative electrode (anode) made from lithium compounds. Lithium is a highly reactive material and is much lighter than the hydrogen-absorbing metal alloy of the NiMH negative electrode.
Lithium Polymer Lithium Polymer Ion batteries provide the performance of the Li-ion in a thin or moldable package. They do not use a volatile liquid electrolyte and can sustain significant abuse without explosion or fire.
Lithium Iron Phosphate The lithium iron phosphate battery is a type of rechargeable battery based on the original lithium ion chemistry, created by the use of Iron (Fe) as a cathode material.
Nickel Metal Hydride The rechargeable sealed Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) cell absorbs hydrogen in the metal alloy makeup of its negative electrode during charge.
Nickel Cadmium The Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) cell chemistry is different from NiMH cell chemistry in that the NiCd cell absorbs cadmium where the NiMH cell stores hydrogen.
Alkaline Alkaline batteries are commonly used in many things such as flashlights and personal stereos. They serve as excellent sources of energy for these things.
Lithium Primary A lithium primary battery contains a positive electrode and a negative electrode, wherein the positive electrode comprises manganese dioxide containing boron and phosphorus and the negative electrode comprises lithium or lithium alloy.
Chargers In the ever-changing world of rechargeable batteries, the charger integration is as important as the battery chemistry selection.A poorly designed charger can make even the most well thought out battery pack fail prematurely.It is important to know the characteristics of the battery’s chemistry, as well as take into consideration...
Battery Assemblies After the electrical requirements have been determined, the designing of the battery pack can begin. The areas that need to be considered in battery pack design include: Battery Pack Configuration Protective Devices Connectors Packaging Labeling With the rising demand for portable battery packs, the materials and technologies for...