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  •  Li ion batteries are the worst battery tech... (2+ / 0-)
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    ...except for all the others. Batteries as a whole are horrible technology riddled with drawbacks.

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    by Sparhawk on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 09:38:42 AM PST

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    •  NiMH is fairly reliable. Except for the memory (3+ / 0-)
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      problem.

      (and the crappy energy density compared to Li-Ion)

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      by polecat on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 11:25:58 AM PST

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    •  true (0+ / 0-)

      it's a real mystery to me why they didn't go with lithium polymer or lithium phosphate style.

      slightly less capacity but much safer.

      that's the question I want answered.

      that of course depends on whether they are really Li ion

      the media are technical ignoramuses and there's a very good chance we're not getting anything close to an accurate story.

      big badda boom : GRB 090423

      by squarewheel on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 08:42:45 PM PST

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