Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Deep discharge
Re: Deep discharge
From: Joris van den Heuvel <joris.bass_at_planet.nl>
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2003 16:46:27 +0100
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From: Chris Holt <amiga2k_at_cox.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: Deep discharge
| You are thinking about Li-Ion batteries. NiMH likes to be fully
| discharged just like NiCad, it's just not as critical. With NiMh the
| biggest advantages are high current and energy/weight ratio and
| resistance to "memory effect". Notice I say resistance and not immunity.
| They do benefit from occasional conditioning (full discharge to ~1v/cell
| followed by full charge).
To comment on your "high current" remark: as far as I know, NiCd have the
best "high current" capacity. That's why you never see NiMH batteries in
power tools. An 800 mAh NiCd battery will outperform a 1600 mAh NiMH when
loaded with a few amperes.
This is how I understand it:
NiCd vs. NiMH
- high current vs. high energy/weight ratio
- sensitive to memory effect vs. low sensitivity
- low sensitivity to overcharging vs. high sensitivity
- environment unfriendly vs. relatively clean
BTW it's a misconception to believe that Li-ion batteries are memory-effect
free, and they seem to wear out faster than NiMHs.
Received on 2003-03-07