What is diff between Ni-MH, Ni-CD & Li-ION?
NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) and NiCd (Nickel Cadmium), they are both Nickel bases batteries. The major differences between the two types of batteries are capacity, memory effect and environmental friendliness. NiMH batteries have high capacity, no memory effects and environmentally friendly. Li-ion is right now the go-to battery chemistry. Li-ion batteries produce the same energy as Ni-MH battery but weighs approximately 20%-35% less. This can make a noticeable difference in devices such as cellular phones, two-way radios, bar-code scanners or notebook computers where the battery makes up a significant portion of the total weight. Another reason Li-ion batteries have become so popular is that they do not suffer from the "memory effect" at all.
What is Memory Effect?
Memory effect, also known as battery effect, lazy battery effect, or battery memory, is an effect observed in nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries that causes them to hold less charge.
What is Capacity?
Battery capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain specified conditions.
What is Chemistry?
Chemistry is the driving force behind the magic’s of batteries. A battery is a package of one or more galvanic cells used for the production and storage of electric energy by chemical means. A galvanic cell consists of at least two half cells, a reduction cell and an oxidation cell.
What are the different Chemistries Available?
Different chemistries available are NiCd, NiMH, Li-Ion and Li-Polymer.
What is Volt?
Voltage is the electrical pressure required to start/ turn on an electrical equipment. If the voltage of an electrical source(battery/ power input) is too low, it will not be able not turn on the equipment and if the same is too high than the required voltage, it may damage the equipment. This is measured in Volts or V.
What are Smart Batteries?
Smart Batteries are Impres Compatible batteries, they work with Motorola Impres (TM) Chargers and will show battery information on LCD display about adaptive reconditioning, end-of-life display, and other advanced features.
What are Smart Chargers?
NextBatteries.com SMART BATTERY CHARGER with LCD display shows adaptive reconditioning, end-of-life display, and other advanced features. The charger is used charge and analyze Motorola Impres (TM) batteries as well as charge conventional non-smart batteries. They are available models in Single, 3 Bay and 6 Bay battery charging configurations. Please Contact Us for more information or to Request A Quote.
What is the difference between Standard Rapid Charger and Smart Battery Chargers?
NextBatteries.com Rapid Chargers are Tri-Chemistry Chargers which can charge NiCd, NiMH and Lithium batteries both Standard and Smart (Impres Compatible) batteries. The Smart Chargers comes along with the Standard features and also have a LCD display which tells you about adaptive reconditioning, end-of-life display, and other advanced features.
What is Intrinsically Safe Battery or IS Battery?
Intrinsically Safe Batteries - Safety is vitally important when using electronic devices in hazardous areas. Intrinsic safety (IS) ensures harmless operation in areas where an electric spark could ignite flammable gas or dust.
What is the difference between rapid charger and trickle charger?
The difference between rapid charger and trickle charger is that during the rapid charger will charge your battery up to about 80% of the full battery charge within 1-2 hours whereas trickle charger will take 10-12 hours to fully charge, that is why they are also called Overnight Chargers.
What are the Li-Ion & Li-Polymer battery shipping regulations?
Li-ion and Li-Polymer batteries can be shipped ground without Dangerous goods fees. However, Air/Expedited shipping for Li-ion and Li-Polymer battery attracts Dangerous Goods Fees, that will be charged on top of the air/expedited shipping cost.
Ground shipping of Li-ion and Li-polymer batteries is not possible to Alaska and Hawaii, so they will ship Select 2nd day or Overnight shipping to HI & AK.
Due to shipping regulations, Li-ion and Li-polymer cannot ship to all countries, so please check here, if your country qualifies for Lithium battery shipping for Internationals orders.