Lithium-ion battery

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Lithium-ion battery for laptop

A lithium-ion battery is a lightweight, high-power battery used in computers and mobile phones. It comes in several shapes, although a flat rectangle is most common. It is lighter than the nickel cadmium battery and the nickel metal-hydride battery. That makes it useful for devices that should be lightweight. Lithium-ion batteries work by the movement of lithium ions through a membrane (thin sheet that allows some substances to pass through). They are different from lithium batteries.[1] Lithium batteries contain lithium metal and are not rechargeable (primary cells). Lithium-ion batteries[2] do not contain lithium metal (only lithium compounds) and are rechargeable (secondary cells). They also do not last forever. Each lithium-ion battery will have an average of 600 charge cycles.

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  1. "LiPo battery". Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  2. "lithium ion battery". Archived from the original on 19 February 2022.