Skip to comments.The Lady and the li-ion
Posted on 03/21/2008 5:42:35 AM PDT by grey_whiskers
YOUR WORLD increasingly runs on lithium-ion batteries. Chances are good that your phone, laptop, camera, portable music and video players, radios, and game consoles keep going only as long as there are lithium ions churning around inside them. Lithium-ion batteries are getting into your power tools. Soon theyll even be in your car.
So its a shame that after nearly four decades of intensive development, lithium-ion batteries still leave plenty to be desired. They fade fastalthough their energy capacity starts out higher than that of any other kind of mass-market battery, it can drop more than 25 percent per year in typical applications. And then there are the persistent reports of flameouts: just this January, journalists gathered at a Korean hospital witnessed a colleagues laptop burst into flames. Remember the iPod that burned up in a mans back pocket, or the Dell laptop that went up in flames at a conference in Japan? Their former owners sure do.
(Excerpt) Read more at spectrum.ieee.org ...
...and Happy Good Friday.
Li-Po’s are even more temperamental.
Nice to see IEEE articles here. You know they won’t be written by idiot reporters who don’t understand the science.
I thought the phone had gone bad so I left it out of the holster on the counter and it still had a charge the next morning. I put it back in the old ventilated holster on Tuesday and it is still holding a charge and works normally...
(Glad to see I'm not the only one who's done that.)
Oops, I was in a rush, that was supposed to read “thanks grey whiskers”. [blush]
But hey, have you seen this one?
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