Battery Types and Application
Many of the chemical combinations have the potential to be used as electrolytes to store charges. However, there are a couple of widely used chemical combinations that battery industry has been using. Each of the chemical combinations has its own pros and cons and designed to serve a specific application. If you’re a biker you must know the importance of having a battery in your bike. Bike batteries crank-up the engine and also work as an auxiliary source of power to keep the ride going. The battery market is popularly filled with batter, having lithium-ion, lead acid, nickel-cadmium, and nickel-metal hydride.
Lithium batteries are known for the capacity and high CCA, the battery has a high depth of discharge and performs well even in cold temperatures. Some of the cons of lithium ion batteries are the bricking effect and thermal efficiency. Under fault conditions and overcharging, the battery becomes thermally dangerous. However, lead acid battery has better thermal capacity.
You must be aware of lead acid battery and how low cost and widely applicable it is. The battery is low in cost and easy to understand, and you can maintain the battery easily. However, the battery contains 60-70% of rated ampere-hour capacity.
Nickle Cadmium is one of the oldest rechargeable battery. These batteries were designed for application where lasting capacity lightweight was required. Compared to the lifecycle of other batteries, nickel-cadmium have a normal life cycle and high discharge rate. Similarly, a nickel hydride battery is also useful in smaller applications due to high energy density.