Safety of Lithium-ion Batteries

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The 18650 cell measures 18mm in diameter and is 65mm long. A cylindrical cell in a metallic case has advantages over the prismatic architecture and pouch pack by being more …

Discharge Rate

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The C-rate is a unit to declare a current value which is used for estimating and/or designating the expected effective time of battery under variable charge/discharge condition. The charge and …

Cycle Life Characteristics

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The rated capacity of lithium polymer battery means total quantities of electricity or energy that can be withdrawn from a fully charged cell under specified conditions of discharge current. Rated …

Explaining Lithium-ion Chemistries

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Li-ion batteries come in many varieties but all have one thing in common — the catchword “lithium-ion.” Although strikingly similar at first glance, these batteries vary in performance, and it’s …

Understanding Lithium-ion

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It was not until the early 1970s that the first non-rechargeable lithium batteries became commercially available. Attempts to develop rechargeable lithium batteries followed in the 1980s but the endeavor failed …

8 Things You Should Know About Lithium-Ion

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Careless lithium shipping and poor manufacturing techniques from Asia have given lithium-ion batteries a bad reputation. Martin Koebler’s and StarkPower’s patented solid-state switching controls, which manage the temperature of our …