Lithium-ion battery technology is one of the fastest-growing trends in the instrument community, and for good reason. Lithium-ion batteries have the best energy-to-weight ratio, which means they offer the most power with the least amount. You also don't experience the memory effect or the lazy battery effect.
This occurs when the battery cannot receive the maximum charge for several charges without using it completely (a common symptom of nickel-cadmium batteries (NiCad)). Li-ion batteries, on the other hand, have no memory at all and can constantly take on maximum power. In addition, lithium-ion batteries have very slow power loss when the battery is turned off.
What is the difference between lithium batteries and lithium-ion batteries?
The difference is in chemistry; Lithium batteries are a disposable energy source consisting of lithium metal compounds. The key word here is one direction. Lithium batteries cannot be charged.
Lithium-ion batteries, on the other hand, are interspersed, which means that the inside of a lithium-ion battery moves between two internal electrodes. The movement or reversibility of the lithium-ion takes into account the ability to recharge the battery.
What are the advantages of lithium-ion technology?
– Lithium-ion batteries have a lot of power and are very light, especially when compared to other rechargeable batteries.
– Li-ion batteries combine single-cell technology with larger energy tanks than nickel-metal hydride and nickel-cadmium batteries. They save more energy for their size than NiCad and NiMH.
– Li-ion batteries have significantly longer durability than comparable batteries and produce constant power until this power is completely lost. Other batteries gradually and permanently lose power while working. Li-ion batteries remain strong until the last pressure.