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Lithium Polymer Batteries

January 20th Fact-of-the-Day

Lithium polymer (Li-Poly) batteries are the latest and greatest batteries for cell phones, Bluetooth wireless headsets, PDA's, and similar light-weight portable devices. It only will be a matter of time until they start appearing in hand-held amateur radio transceivers and other small portable products. They have all the same advantages as lithium ion (Li-Ion) batteries (no memory-effect and up to 40 percent more storage capacity than nickel metal hydride batteries) coupled with extraordinarily light weight, because they are enclosed in plastic pouches instead of metal cans. Unlike most other batteries, they can be molded into almost any shape, so they can be made to fill what otherwise would be small and irregularly-shaped dead-air spaces inside equipment. ©2005 Martek International All rights reserved.

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