Understanding the Lifespan of Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries

Rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries have become an integral part of our daily lives, powering everything from our smartphones and laptops to electric vehicles and renewable energy storage systems. As a leading manufacturer of Li-ion batteries, LiPol Battery Co., Ltd is committed to providing you with not just high-quality power solutions, but also valuable information about these technologies. In this post, we delve into a key question: How long does a rechargeable lithium ion battery last?

What is a Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery?

A lithium ion battery is a type of rechargeable battery in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and back when charging. They are known for their high energy density, minimal memory effect, and low self-discharge, making them a popular choice for many electronic devices.

How Long Does a Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Last?

The lifespan of a lithium ion battery is typically defined in terms of cycles, with one cycle being a full charge and discharge of the battery. Most lithium ion batteries are designed to last between 300 to 500 cycles while maintaining at least 80% of their initial capacity. This usually translates to about 2 to 3 years of life for most commonly used devices like smartphones and laptops, assuming daily charging and discharging.

However, it’s essential to note that the actual lifespan of a lithium ion battery can vary depending on several factors, including:

Usage: The more frequently a battery is used and the more intensive the application (i.e., high-demand devices like drones), the faster the battery will degrade.

Charging habits: Overcharging, fast charging, and charging at extreme temperatures can all reduce a battery’s lifespan.

Storage conditions: For optimal longevity, lithium ion batteries should be stored in a cool, dry environment.

Quality of the battery: Higher quality batteries, like those manufactured by LiPol Battery Co., Ltd, tend to have longer lifespans due to the use of superior materials and manufacturing techniques.

Hard Shell Lithium ion Battery

If you need a smaller cylinder shape lithium ion battery, you can consider the below batteries. These lithium ion batteries with a hard shell, it is stable. Buy some samples to make your prototype.

Lithium ion Battery List

ModelCapacityC-RateDiameter (mm)Height (mm)ResistanceWeight
LP1018080mAh5C10.2517.50120-125mΩ4.0g
LP10220110mAh5C10.2519.50100-105mΩ4.5g
LP10280180mAh5C10.2527.3090-95mΩ5.0g
LP10400320mAh5C10.2539.4050-54mΩ7.7g
LP10440320mAh5C10.2543.0050-54mΩ7.9g
LP10440350mAh5C10.2543.0046-50mΩ8.4g
LP10840700mAh5C10.2583.5017-22mΩ20.0g
LP12630700mAh5C12.7062.8517-22mΩ20.9g
LP12650750mAh5C12.7064.8517-22mΩ21.2g
LP13310450mAh5C13.1030.5038-43mΩ10.0g
LP13380650mAh5C13.8037.8043-48mΩ14.3g
LP13430880mAh5C13.8042.8042-47mΩ17.1g
LP14250300mAh5C14.1024.8048-53mΩ8.9g
LP14280450mAh5C14.1027.3046-51mΩ10.1g
LP14430A650mAh5C14.1042.6038-42mΩ16.7g
LP14430B920mAh5C14.1042.6022-27mΩ17.5g
LP14450950mAh5C14.1044.9020-25mΩ18.8g
LP14500A800mAh3C14.1048.5034-38mΩ19.7g
LP14500B1000mAh5C14.1048.5021-24mΩ20.0g
LP146501100mAh8C14.1064.8516-19mΩ26.0g
LP15270400mAh5C14.6026.6035-40mΩ9.5g
LP16280600mAh5C16.5528.0018-23mΩ17.0g
LP16310650mAh5C16.5529.5532-37mΩ15.6g
LP16340A600mAh10C16.5533.2018-23mΩ17.0g
LP16340B700mAh5C16.5533.2027-32mΩ17.6g
LP164501000mAh10C16.5543.8019-24mΩ23.5g
LP165001200mAh5C16.5548.8520-25mΩ27.2g
LP166501600mAh3C16.5548.8532-37mΩ34.3g
LP18350A800mAh10C18.2034.0020-25mΩ21.4g
LP18350B900mAh5C18.2034.0030-35mΩ21.4g
LP18500A1200mAh3C18.2048.8039-44mΩ31.0g
LP18500B1200mAh5C18.2048.8022-27mΩ31.0g
LP18500C1400mAh5C18.2048.8022-27mΩ32.8g
LP18500D2100mAh5C18.3048.6032-37mΩ34.7g

18650 lithium ion Battery

We have 2200mAh 18650, 2600mAh 18650, 3200mAh 18650, and 3500mAh 18650 https://www.lipobattery.us/lithium-polymer-battery-18650-series/, all 18650 batteries can make battery packs according to your requirements. Also, we have high C discharge rate 18650 battery you may interest, the link is https://www.lipobattery.us/high-discharge-rate-li-ion-battery-18650/

21700 lithium ion Battery

21700 is also a standard model of lithium ion rechargeable battery. The name “21700” are the battery’s dimensions, with 21mm in diameter and 70mm in length. The 21700 lithium ion battery also can be order as a cell or battery pack.

26650 lithium ion Battery

The 26650 lithium-ion rechargeable battery diameter is 26mm, and the length is 65mm. It is one of the standard models of hard case cylindrical li-ion batteries. If you need to order batteries or get more information, please email us.

Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery List

TypeCapacitySizeVoltage
LP18650D2200mAh18.5*70mm3.7V
LP18650C2600mAh18.5*70mm3.7V
LP18650B2800mAh18.5*70mm3.7V
LP18650P3000mAh18.5*70mm3.7V
LP18650A3200mAh18.5*70mm3.7V
LP18650S3350mAh18.5*70mm3.7V
LP18650A+3500mAh18.5*70mm3.7V
LP21700C4000mAh21.5*73mm3.7V
LP21700B4500mAh21.5*73mm3.7V
LP21700A4800mAh21.5*73mm3.7V
LP26650C4000mAh26.5*68mm3.6V
LP26650B4500mAh26.5*68mm3.6V
LP26650A5000mAh26.5*68mm3.6V
*All Li-ion battery sizes include a standard protection circuit module(PCM) and wires.
*All Li-ion batteries can be made into the battery packs, 1S2P configuration, 2S3P configuration, etc.
*If you can't find a suitable Li-ion battery on the website. Please leave a message to tell me your specific requirements.