Selecting Cell Chemistries for your Portable Battery Systems
Three cell chemistries currently dominate the growing portable application market: Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH), Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), and Lithium Polymer (Li-polymer). While all of these chemistries can address the high power demands of portable applications—handheld scanners, medical life-saving equipment, and consumer electronic devices—each has unique characteristics that make it appropriate, or inappropriate, for a particular portable device.