What is the estimated life of a lithium ion battery?

Answer The typical estimated life of a Lithium-Ion battery is about two to three years or 300 to 500 charge cycles, whichever occurs first. One charge cycle is a period of use from fully charged, to fully... Read More »

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Does charging a lithium-ion battery after it is fully depleted shorten the life?

In the old days (and I DO mean old!) NiCd batteries were subject to voltage 'memory'. You're going back to the late 1970's for that kind of technology. In any case, sometimes a battery with power... Read More »

Can a standard 9 volt battery be used in place of a lithium battery?

Without any electronics skill, a 9 volt battery can be used to replace a 9 volt lithium battery, matching the poles (+ and - terminals) on the batteries. If a voltage regulation circuit is added, a... Read More »

Can a lithium ion battery be substituted by a NiMH battery?

Because all batteries deliver direct current, you can substitute one type of battery for another. You must keep in mind that different battery types provide different voltages and amperage. Lithium... Read More »

Can you replace a lithium battery with an alkaline battery?

It depends on the size and voltage. Coin or button lithium batteries are not interchangeable with alkaline batteries. Cylindrical lithium batteries come in two voltages: 1.5 and 3.0. The first vari... Read More »