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Following is a summary of the characteristics of popular battery technologies. For more details, see lead acid, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion, lithium polymer, liquid metal battery, zinc air, CMOS battery and memory effect.

 CHARACTERISTICS OF RECHARGEABLE BATTERIESSelf                   Recharge         Dis-         Energy    Cycles    Fast   charge         Density   To 80%   Charge  Per Type    (Wh/Kg)*  Capacity  (hrs)  Month

  Cadmium   45-80    1500     1      20%

 Nickel Metal
  Hydride   60-120  300-500   2-4    30%

  Ion      110-160  300-500   2-4    10%

  Polymer  100-130  300-500   2-4    10%

 Lead Acid   30-50  200-300   8-16    5%

                    To 50%     Capacity
  Alkaline    80      50      2-3    0.3%

  Data courtesy of
  Cadex Electronics Inc. (

  * Wh/Kg = watt hours per kilogram

A Lot of Batteries
This roomful of lead acid batteries stands ready to drain itself entirely in less than a minute. It serves as interim power for a large datacenter between the time a power outage has been detected and the generators can come up to full speed.
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