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Lithium Polymer often called Lipo batteries are being used more often in all sorts of different electronics rather than the old Nickel Metal Hydride often called NiMh batteries Although Lipo batteries have only been out for a few years they have come a long way in technology For the money Lipo batteries have a lot more power than the older NiMhs Also they hold so much more power the discharge rate is slower and being they are so much lighter than NiMh batteries that lipos dont get hot and offer longer run times I believe Lipo batteries are used more often than NiMh batteries because they hold more current are lighter and have a slower discharge rateFirst Lipo batteries current capacity often called their C rating is 2 times to 65 or even 90 times the amount a NiMh battery capacity can hold Toshiba Press Release 1 The capacity of these batteries is so high that almost all electronics are using them such as PDAs Laptop computers iPods iPhones and now even cars often called hybrid electric vehicles are running off theses Lipo batteries On October 26 2010 a Lipo powered an Audi A2 which covered the record distance of 600 km without recharging Deutsche Welle Also in April of 2011 batteries of this type have such high capacities that they have been responsible for a number of world speed records in drag racing Shawn Lawless As lipos C rating keeps getting higher the demand for these batteries also is getting higherSecond I like these batteries not only for how much capacity they can hold but they are 50 lighter than the traditional NiMh batteries Being lighter they are easier to use in many devices that are carried around Cell phones Laptops MP3 players and Cameras Battery Power Lithium Ion Batteries Also because they are so much lighter for remote control planes helicopters and even gliders the run times are a lot longer Also
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