Ever wonder about the differences between alkaline, nickel metal hydride, and lithium-ion batteries? Wonder no more!
Alkaline batteries are great for their initial higher voltage, but the total current available drops off (along with the voltage) over time.
NiMH cells have a lower voltage, but it stays constant along with the available current.
And finally, lithium-ion batteries are in a class of their own: You can even get high C-rating Li-ion cells where you can safely pull even more current than the cell is rated at, and the voltage only drops a relatively small amount.
Watch the video for more details!
You’ve got a cordless power tool or two. And that means you’ve got some over-priced Li-ion battery packs to run them.
What about cheaper aftermarket packs?
Are they good? Are they crap? Are they worth it?
Find out in this action-packed video…
If you’ve got any kind of gizmo – laptop, tablet, e-book reader, cell phone, MP3 player, cordless screwdriver or drill, etc. – then you’re using lithium-ion batteries all the time.
Lithium-ion batteries, often abbreviated as Li-ion, are extremely common these days.
But what about so-called Lithium Polymer batteries, also called LiPo or Li-poly batteries? Are they really better?
If you believe the marketing folks, yes they are. But, as it turns out, you’ve been fooled just like me!