From mobile telephones and notebook computers to MP3 players and GPS devices, portable consumer electronics have become essential for both business and consumer users. Since their commercialization in the early 1990s, lithium-ion batteries have been the primary source of power for these devices.
In portable consumer electronics applications, lithium-ion technology provides enhanced energy storage capabilities that lengthen device runtime, shorten the recharge time, and extend the life of the battery.
When used as the power source for cordless tools, lithium-ion batteries offer many advantages over competing battery technologies, including a high power-to-weight ratio, extended cycle life, longer run time, and faster charging.
The high-rate capabilities of many Celgard® Trilayer PP/PE/PP lithium battery separators make them ideal for use in lithium-ion batteries for cordless power tool applications.