ProDigit wrote:And TommyL, it seems you're very close to being one of those forum jerks who only tend to bitch at people when they differ in opinion about something, or disagree with you, or talk about things you don't know pipsqueak about!
oh my, if you read any of my posts you will see that I genuinely try to help others here. And we help without using profanity.
Did you read this from my earlier post? It does clarify many things to a new poster here. I'm merely trying to assist "SPUZZET".
A battery is a transducer that converts chemical energy into electrical energy and vice versa. It
contains an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte. The anode, in the case of a lithium battery, is the source
of lithium ions. The cathode is the sink for the lithium ions and is chosen to optimize a number of
parameters, discussed below. The electrolyte provides for the separation of ionic transport and electronic
transport, and in a perfect battery the lithium ion transport number will be unity in the electrolyte. The
cell potential is determined by the difference between the chemical potential of the lithium in the anode and
cathode, ¢G ) -EF.
My question is: what is the regular cathode material to be a regular Li Ion cell?
CoO2 (cobalt oxide)
Mn2O4 (manganese oxide)
NiO2 (nickel oxide)
FePO4 (ferrous phosphate, also know as Iron phosphate)
So the combined chemistry gives the cell a certain potential.
What concerns me here is that we are all trying to help each other, so I'm trying to point out that there is
no such thing as a Regular Li Ion Cell or Battery Pack for someone to purchase. Each chemistry has
pro's and con's and care/maintenance to have longevity and safety.
What one to pick and how much you need is almost always based on what you are trying to achieve and being able
to understand it's limitations and safety requirements once you choose a Li chemistry.