Pros and Cons of Lithium Ion Battery
Have you wondered why batteries discharge? Well, the answer is simple but the odds can be many! It is important to distinguish why bike batteries lose charge and what can be done to prevent discharge. Your bike battery can lose charge due to a number of factors, and each factor will discuss in detail later. A persistent argument about batteries self-discharge rate has resulted in confusion for most of the bike users. Self-discharge occurs as a result of a chemical reaction, the battery begins to drop its charge without the external circuit being connected to it. This phenomenon is dangerous for the battery life cycle and it can cause early failure of the battery.
Lithium ion batteries are comparatively better than lead acid batteries to hold a charge. If the bike or the battery is left dormant or unused for a month, you can put back the battery and still be able to start the bike immediately. However, not everything is ideal with lithium ion batteries.
There are some disadvantages to lithium ion batteries. The battery can potentially lose its life due to cell separation, and this can cost you your time and money as well. Similarly, a number of possible problems associated with the battery which becomes prominent when the battery is put to maximum use. One of the problems is bricking. It refers to the inability of the cells to store charge. Lithium battery also builds up the temperature quickly if charged for a longer period and also increases heats up way quicker than a lead acid battery. Separate cells in the battery often lose charge and make not get fully charged. However, these factors can be overcome using BMS (Battery Management System) and ultimately improve the life and performance of the battery.