4 Advantages of a Lithium-ion Battery

Advantages of a Lithium-ion Battery

In present-day life, this battery type is considered one of the valuable items used in running consumer electronic devices. It is widely used for a range of products such as mobile phones, cars, battery packs such as the ones for recharging smartphones, etc. It provides high efficiency and performance and therefore has many advantages. The following are some of the main benefits of the Advantages of Lithium-ion Battery batteries.

1. Low Maintenance

After purchasing these batteries, they don’t require any active maintenance. The only thing you are required to do is avoid placing the batteries in the wrong locations, such as near water or harsh weather conditions. Compared to other batteries such as lead and nickel types, these batteries require no recycling but instead recharging only, and therefore maintaining their life is easier compared to different battery types.

Also, they don’t suffer from the memory effect, which is a condition whereby if a battery is recharged and has not discharged all the voltage sooner or later, the battery will deliver up to the amount of energy it had delivered before being revived.

2. Long-lasting and Low Rate of Self-discharge

Batteries usually have a natural occurrence known as self-discharge. This occurs due to chemical reactions, which reduce their life whether in use or not. Therefore these types of batteries are the best because they have a shallow rate of self-discharge, which happens to be 5% a day after charging them and then decreases to 2% and less per month after the first charge, which means their shelf life is very long. Compared to this type, other battery types usually lose 10-15% of their capacity on the two occasions. 

These batteries can live for five years or more. This means they offer 10 times longer life than other batteries. This battery type can be charged for over 1000 complete charge cycles. An entire charge cycle means charging the battery after the whole of its capacity has been used, and therefore if you charge even if the power is still 50%, that will not have contributed to the loss of any of the complete charge cycle. Combining the full charge cycles and a half or quarter charge cycle means these batteries have over 2000 charge cycles, and therefore, the battery is long-lasting.

3. High Efficiency and Versatility

These batteries feature charging and discharging faster than other battery types. This is a good feature because charging faster minimizes the inactivity of the battery and the high rate of discharge enables it to give out maximum energy. Their counterparts, lead-acid batteries, take time to charge, and during output, they become inefficient when high discharge is needed because their energy is not supposed to be exhausted hence less versatile than their counterparts. 

Temperature variations and power depletion do not affect these batteries’ ability to deliver energy; this is because of their efficiency even in high power needs and can therefore be used in a wide range of applications. High energy applications such as aerospace, electric cars, electronic devices, etc., are powered by these kinds of batteries. This battery is the best deal if you have applications that are likely to go into extreme weather or use all the energy in the battery.

4. Lightweight and Small in Size

Compared to other batteries, especially their counterpart lead-acid batteries, these are much smaller and feathery in weight. These effects are realized because of the compactness of the raw material used in their manufacture. Electrodes such as lithium and carbon are the raw materials used to manufacture these batteries naturally light in weight, making the end product have a reasonable weight.

6-7kg lithium-ion batteries that produce 51 amperes per hour weigh the same as the lead battery that delivers 24 amperes per hour. Small appliances such as torches, mobile phones, laptops, etc., conveniently use this type of battery due to the weight and size and allow you to carry your appliances without any problems.

In conclusion

the above features make this battery the best, and the technology that is used in making these batteries make them the best for you. These are the batteries that you can invest in, and they will offer a long-term solution to energy production and have many uses.

About the author

Edward S. Lacy

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment