The lithium-polymer battery is the next step up from the nickel-cadmium (NiCad) battery and the nickel-metal hybrid (NiMH) battery. While this battery has served its purpose, the development of personal electronics requires a battery that is lighter and lasts longer.
The first lithium-ion polymer batteries arrived in 2002. While this is a secondary market for these batteries, remote controls and motorcycle enthusiasts are also taking the opportunity of lightweight lithium polymers.
Older nickel-cadmium batteries have the disadvantage of developing "memory". Every time the users charge the battery, they will consume a small amount of power until they end up not charging at all. Even though the battery is completely drained after each charge as recommended, the best lifespan is around six months.
The "memory" problem is not with the lithium-polymer or ion-polymer batteries. As a result, the battery lasts longer, even years. These batteries are mainly used in personal electronics. Your cell phone battery can be a thin rectangular shape with two contacts on one end. In this regard, it is one of the most widely used lithium-ion polymer cells.
The fan remote control uses a different type of battery consisting of two or possibly three cells. Hobbyists prefer this battery because it weighs a third of the old nickel-cadmium or nickel-metal hybrid battery. This smaller mass, combined with the extraordinary capacity, gives the dough nearly three times its life.
Batteries have also changed a lot for the personalized motorbike rider. The battery takes up less space than conventional motorcycle batteries and weighs about a quarter of a lead-acid battery. These batteries are also more environmentally friendly than conventional lead-acid batteries at the end of their life. These batteries have excellent charging capabilities.