Lithium Ion battery advantage vs disadvantage

Advantage

-High Energy density : Higher capacity is possible

-Relatively low self-discharge : self-discharge is less than half that of NiCd, NiMH and Lead-acid

-Low Maintenance: no periodic discharge is needed; no memory effect

-Lightweight compared to NiCd,NiMH and Lead-acid.

-Environmentally friendly

 

Disadvantage

-Requires protection circuit: protection circuit limits voltage and current. Battery is safe if not provoked.

-Subject to aging, even if not in use : storing the battery in a cool place and at 40 percent  state-of-charge reduces the aging effect.

-Shipment is needed to do special packaging and handling as dangerous goods for air and ocean shipment.