Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
TonyMirtchev
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Is the usable range applicable to all Li-Ion Batteries?
TonyMirtchev   8/23/2013 4:45:57 PM
NO RATINGS
As far as I know the consumer electronic devices use the full capacity of the Li-Ion batteries in order to maximize the time the device can run on a battery. This is why it is typical for a consumer device battery to last about 2 years.

Cars have different requirements - batteries must last 10 years with 20% maximum drop is capacity. I own Chevy Volt and GM states that the actual battery capacity of my Volt is 16.5KW/h but the usable capacity is only 10.5KW/h.

Maybe in the future the laptop/smart phone manufacturers may give the consumer an option to select how much of the battery capacity to be used in order to maximize battery life. I am replacing my laptop battery every 2 years and even then during the second year the capacity drop is noticeable.

eewiz
User Rank
CEO
Re: Japan's hybrid lithium battery applications
eewiz   8/22/2013 4:03:15 AM
NO RATINGS
spam post with hidden link for SEO. pls delete

eewiz
User Rank
CEO
Is the usable range applicable to all Li-Ion Batteries?
eewiz   8/22/2013 4:01:48 AM
NO RATINGS
Intersting technical article. I have the question about the usable range. Is the 60% usable range applicable only to HEV batteries OR for all Li-Ion battery used in notebook/tablets/smartphones etc?

If true, then IMO manufacturers should mark down the efective capacity of the battery as 60% else it is intentionally misleading the consumers. 



Flash Poll
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
Post a comment
A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
3 comments
I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
28 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
127 comments
Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)