Optimize The Life of Your Mobile Device

I receive a lot of questions about the longevity of mobile devices. While choosing the proper mobile device for your needs is important, it’s just as important to choose the proper battery.

The cycle life and performance of a battery pack is related to the quality of the cells used, In addition to charging techniques. Quality cell manufacturers recommend that new battery packs be slow charged for up to 24 hours, allowing each cell within the pack to properly activate and equalize voltages, making the pack more dependable in the long run.

The main batteries used in the ADC industry are Nickel Cadmium (NiCAD), Nickel
Metal Hydride (NiMH), and Lithium Ion (Li-ion). Let’s examine each of them to find the
proper battery for your mobile devices’ needs.

Nickel Cadmium
Although mature and well understood, NiCAD is relatively low in energy dencity. It’s
commonly used when long life, high discharge rate, and price are concerns in two-way
radio, biomedical equipment, professional video cameras, and power tool applications.
However, it should be known that NiCAD contains toxic metals that are not
environmentally friendly.

Nickel-Metal Hydride
While NiMH has a higher density level than NiCAD, it’s life cycle is reduced. Common
applications include data collection, wireless communications, and laptop computers. The
good thing about NiMH is that it contains no toxic metals.

Lithium Ion
Li-ion is a battery that is increasing in popularity and is great when high-energy, density,
and lightweight are key concerns. It is commonly used when data collection, notebook
computers, and wireless communications are needed. However, the technology is fragile
and a protection circuit is required for safety reasons.

While all of the batters have their pros and con, most data collection applications use a
nickel-metal hybrid battery. There’s also battery optimization software that can
effectively eliminate the possibility of a battery running out of paper.

For more information on batteries and battery optimization software, you can learn more
here.