Information about lithium-ion batteries and their usage in today’s techy world
In 1997, developers released a new battery that rather than using a liquid solvent to conduct a charge (like the nickel-metal hydride battery (NiMH), they used a solid polymer composite instead.
The Workings of Lithium-ion Batteries
In addition to using solid polymer composite, the electrodes and separators that generate the charge in a lithium-ion battery are laminated to each other. This allows for a flexible wrapping casing rather than a typical metal casing.
For this reason, shaping lithium-ion batteries to specific devices is easy, which eliminates the need for one size-fits all battery.
What Lithium-ion Batteries Power
Pretty much all of the devices we use today use lithium-ion batteries for a power source—including (but not limited to):
- Portable devices
- For example: mobile and smartphones, laptops and tablets, digital cameras and camcorders, handheld game consoles and flashlights and most e-cigarettes on the market (including EverSmoke)