Battery Type & Chemistry

Hicharge Technology can supply custom made batteries in a range of chemistry types and configurations to meet customers’ performance and size requirements.

How to select a Suitable Battery Type

There are many key considerations in the selection of battery types & specifications. Mainly, the voltage (V) tolerance range fits your output requirements; and whether the output current (A) maximum and continuous is able to power. The target operating time will determine the capacity or Watt-Power (W) or size of battery. Other factors like operating temperature, payload/mass, and etc. will also impact the battery design.

Lithium non-rechargeable (primary) or rechargeable (secondary) cells, can be used for wide-ranging scenario of battery pack designs. Different chemistry will have their pros & cons. We will “right-size” battery packs for the best performance, safety, and reliability, for your application.

Commonly used battery chemistries & technologies :

Non-Rechargeable (primary)

Lithium Thionyl Chloride (Li/SOCl2) Battery

• “ER” series lithium battery including cylindrical and button cell form-factors
• 3.6V with a long shelf-life.

Lithium Manganese Dioxide (Li-MnO2) Battery

• “CR” series lithium battery including cylindrical and button cell form-factors
• 3.0V with high discharge rate and ultra-wide operating temperature.

Rechargeable (secondary)

Lithium-ION Battery

• Cylindrical cells in popular 18650, 26650, 21700 sizes and more
• Prismatic cells in hard cases of various sizes

Lithium Polymer Battery

• Lithium polymer (Li-Po or pouch) battery is flexible in shape, size and capacity which could be molded/designed according to customer's request.
• Li-Po batteries usually have higher energy density due to its lighter weight.
• It can be designed as very high discharge battery cell to provide high current output.

Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP) Battery

• LFP battery cells are renowned for high safety feature and long cycle life.
• Many form-factors available o Common cylindrical cells 18650, 26650 o Prismatic pouch cells of various sizes o Prismatic aluminum shell cell of various sizes

Above are only some of the cell chemistries that are commonly used in pack designs, and they are not exhaustive. Please contact Hicharge Technology for other types of chemistries or newer emerging chemistries.