When it comes to batteries lithium ion technology is becoming more popular. Among the rechargeable batteries known is lithium-ion which has lithium ions moving from cathode to anode during charging and from anode to cathode when being discharged. Lithium batteries are gaining popularity in use in an automobile, military, and aerospace other than their popular use in consumer electronic devices. There are different classes of lithium-ion batteries but most share common characteristics. Other lithium molecules are utilized in the different classes of lithium-ion batteries. Below are the benefits of lithium batteries.
Low maintenance is one of the major advantages of Li-ion batteries. For lead-acid batteries, their water levels need to be monitored and this is not the case for lithium batteries. For nickel-cadmium cells, a periodic discharge is required to ensure that they don’t exhibit the memory effect. Memory effect is rarely exhibited in lithium batteries. Memory effect is observed in rechargeable batteries where they lose their maximum energy capacity when they are repeatedly recharged after only being partially discharged. Lithium batteries have low maintenance and this eliminates the need to train new team members on monitoring the types of equipment.
Lithium batteries have high energy density. Their energy density is much higher than with other rechargeable batteries. High energy density means that small batteries have a lot of power. Electronic such as laptops and phones need to operate while still consuming power and this makes them need high energy density batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are useful in these devices that consume a lot of power. Lithium batteries have found application in power tools and electric vehicles other than in their use in portable electronics. The high power of lithium batteries makes them beneficial. Lithium batteries can be quickly charged. Lithium batteries take a shorter time to charge compared to other rechargeable batteries. This means less downtime for your machine while it’s tethered to a charging station. In a busy facility, you can’t afford to have your equipment sitting idle and lithium batteries prove advantageous.
Lithium batteries are quite and can cost twice as much as other rechargeable batteries. Lithium batteries are worth their cost however due to their longevity. Lithium batteries last for more than 2500 cycles and still deliver over seventy percent of their power capacity at the time. Longevity makes your investment worth it. The self-discharge rate of lithium batteries is very low. This means the battery has a longer shelf life when not in use as it discharges slowly than other rechargeable batteries. These advantages of lithium batteries make them the best choice when it comes to rechargeable batteries.