Batteries: Alkaline vs NiMH vs Lithium-ion
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.
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