"All elements were created in the universe during the nucleosynthesis of the Big Bang before the formation of the solar system, and now they are around us."
Lithium is a high-reactive metal element, which was discovered in 1817, and it is a relatively rare substance that makes up only 0.0007%of the earth's crust. Meanwhile, lithium is the lightest metal, it is the least dense hard element, and so soft that can be cut in any shape, which makes it being used in various industries.
Lithium-ion batteries have been a crucial role in battery-based industries and energy storage devices worldwide. From recreational purposes to emergency power supplies, using lithium batteries is a very efficient way to utilize electrochemistry energy.
Facts about lithium batteries and lead-acid batteries
Lead is the heaviest non-radioactive metal, it has been utilized in the batteries for dozens of years, and here are the reasons why you should give up using the lead-acid and turn head to the lithium battery.
1> Weight: the lithium-ion batteries are 1/3 lighter than the lead-acid equivalents.
2> Power Efficiency: Thanks to the high-reactive characteristic, the lithium battery can transfer more positron from the negative to the positive without causing high degrading to the electrochemistry.
3> Discharge: lithium batteries are able to discharge at 100%, compared to the 80% maximum DOD of the lead-acid batteries, not to mention most lead-acid batteries are not recommended to be discharged deeper than 50%, lithium is a gamechanger.
4> Lifespan： lithium-ion batteries can take at least 1000-6000 cycle charges or more, as a comparison, the lead-acid batteries only allow 300-500 cycles and with a heavy reduction of energy.
5> Battery Voltage: Lithium batteries maintain a stable level of voltage during the discharges, it brings high efficiency and long-lasting to the electronic components, and the voltage drops of discharging the lead-acid battery are significant.
although both lithium-ion batteries and lead-acid batteries are used for the same purpose, the lithium battery can beat the lead-acid equivalent with no concerns.