Types of Battery Chemistries: From Li-ion to Lead-Acid

Battery chemistries are the heart of modern energy storage solutions, powering our devices, vehicles, and even homes.

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Batteries

Advantages 1. High energy density 2. low self-discharge 3. Long cycle life 4. lightweight

Lead-Acid Batteries

Advantages 1. Low cost, 2. high discharge currents 3. well-established technology

Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd) Batteries

Advantages 1. Good cycle life, 2. high discharge currents 3. Relatively low cost

Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) Batteries

Advantages 1. Higher energy density than NiCd, 2. less susceptible to memory effect

Alkaline Batteries

Advantages 1. Inexpensive 2. widely available 3. longer shelf life than zinc-carbon batteries 4. Suitable for a wide range of applications.