On so many choices…

Freeman, Dave
June 2006
Portable Design;Jun2006, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p6
The article comments on the multitude of design options that are available to cell manufacturers in the United States in 2006. The battery industry is looking for ways to reduce cost without sacrificing product performance amidst great price pressures in the market. Material toxicity is also an issue because it affects the storage capacity and cyclability of batteries. Several cathode materials, such as nickel, manganese, iron and vanadium, are examined. Designers also need to consider adapting charger and power conversion circuits to the flexibility offered by various combinations of lithium-ion batteries.


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