Know Your Batteries

When working on a design requiring a battery, there are an increasing amount of considerations to be made. Battery technology has dramatically become more advanced in the past few years, making it more complicated to choose the appropriate battery for your design. It had been shown that the life of a battery can significantly change depending on how the energy is drawn from it. Designers need to have a full understanding of their systems power profile and operating conditions, especially temperature, in order to make the right decision of which chemistry to go with. This article gives you a background of some of the battery technologies commonly used, the principals of operation, and considerations for battery efficient design.

Battery Driven System Design

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