TITLE

Understand your battery's state of charge

AUTHOR(S)
Buchmann, Isidor
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Portable Design;Jun2005, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article provides information about understanding the battery's state of charge. The rechargeable battery is a corrosive device that starts deteriorating as soon as it leaves the manufacturing plant. With the exception of nickel-based batteries, capacity loss is permanent. Aging is based on the shelf life and number of charge/discharge cycles. Depending on the battery type and depth of discharge, a rechargeable battery provides between 100 and 1,000 cycles, with a two- to five-year shelf life.
ACCESSION #
17406038

 

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