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When we buy gizmos, we try lớn make sure that they have a good, long-lasting battery. Although, we only look at battery capacities. The formula seems simple – the larger the capacity, the better the battery life, right? But have you ever tried to lớn find out what vị terms lượt thích Li-ion and Li-Po mean? These abbreviations denote the types of batteries your device packs, và this plays a vital role in keeping your device juiced up. Let’s take a deeper look at these battery types & how they affect our phones & laptops in our daily life.

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What are Li-ion batteries?

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Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are used in most of our modern-day smartphones. These batteries are made of three different parts, an anode (a negative terminal) made of lithium metal, a cathode (positive terminal) made up of graphite & a separating electrolyte layer between them to prevent short-circuiting. Whenever we charge our batteries, through a chemical reaction, ions from the negative terminal travels towards the positive terminal where energy is stored. As the battery discharges, ions travel back again lớn the anode.

Ever wondered how our phones stop themselves from overcharging? Well, these batteries are also equipped with a small electronic controller to vị just that. Some brands have made developments in reshaping these batteries into layers lớn gain even more capacity.

What are Li-Po Batteries?

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A Lithium-polymer (Li-Po) is quite an old technology that you can find in your old, bar phones or laptops. These batteries have a similar structure lượt thích Li-ion batteries, but is made of a gel-like (Silicon-Graphene) material which is quite light in weight. Due to lớn its light and flexible characteristics, these batteries are used in laptops and most of the high-capacity powerbanks.

Which of them is better?

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Both battery types have their own advantages và disadvantages. To start off, Li-ion batteries have a very high-power density, which means they can simply pack more nguồn cells than lithium-polymer batteries. Smartphone makers use this attribute to pack more power still maintaining a sleek kiến thiết profile.

These batteries also lack a memory effect. What does that means? A memory effect is a phenomenon where batteries thất bại their optimum recharging ability. As lithium-ion batteries are không lấy phí from the memory effect, you can recharge your batteries even after partial discharges.

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However, there are disadvantages to lithium-ion batteries. One of the biggest is its aging effect. After a certain period of time, ions present in batteries thua their ability to lớn produce maximum energy. So if you were complaining about your phone discharging quickly, you now know the reason behind it.

Li-polymer batteries are more rigid & lightweight. These batteries also have a lower chance of leaking due khổng lồ their gel-like characteristic. However, these batteries cannot evade the memory effect issue. The gel-like material gets harder over time resulting in shorter life span. These batteries also cannot pack high-power mật độ trùng lặp từ khóa in compact sizes, which is generally the reason they are typically large. The most accessible example of this are your traditional máy vi tính batteries which generally needs replacements after a certain period of time.

How vì chưng you choose one?

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Now that you know the merits & de-merits of both technologies, it totally depends on your usage of which one khổng lồ go for. Most of the modern-day smartphones are equipped with Li-ion batteries, so you are hardly left with options lớn choose from. But doors are still open in case of power nguồn banks and laptops. If you are a person who travels a lot, work in rough environments, then powerbanks or laptops with Li-polymer batteries can be a better choice for you due to their lightweight and robust nature. In contrast, if you prefer your devices to be sleek & with more power nguồn on the go, then Li-ion batteries devices can be perfect for you.

With both the battery types partially satisfying our needs, we all may have one question in mind, isn’t there a perfect solution? For now, there isn’t but tech giants such as Tesla are working on a new type of battery type called SSB (Solid State Batteries) which can nguồn their electric vehicles. These batteries are supposedly compact & have a non-disintegrating nature. điện thoại cảm ứng brands such as Apple và Samsung are also said to lớn be working on SSB which can power their future devices. These batteries may take some time lớn finally make their way in our devices.

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