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  •  So, then (0+ / 0-)

    What are the pros and cons of changing to Li-Ion technology?

    Republicans: Taking the country back ... to the 19th century

    by yet another liberal on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 09:48:32 PM PST

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    •  Well... (5+ / 0-)

      Is this a quiz? Off hand I'd say...

      pro - greater power density
      pro - less suseptible to charge/discharge memory
      pro - lower discharge rate
      con - tend to overheat
      con - supply of lithium largely overseas (in China) and in high demand already

      But this stuff is easy to find on the interwebs...

      We were not ahead of our time, we led the way to our time.

      by i understand on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 09:56:01 PM PST

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      •  Actually Chile has more reserves than China (2+ / 0-)

        which means the Americas have more lithium.

                               Production     Reserves
        Argentina     3,200     850,000
         Australia     9,260     970,000
         Brazil     160     64,000
         Canada (2010)     480     180,000
         Chile     12,600     7,500,000
         People's Republic of China     5,200     3,500,000
        Lithium
      •  don't forget (2+ / 0-)
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        Quicklund, Hannibal

        the exploding Li-Ion batters in the con column  :P

        Lost my second mac that way and because it was 6 weeks out of warranty and not included in the recall, Apple would not cover it.

        ''The guarding of military and diplomatic secrets at the expense of informed representative government provides no real security for our Republic.'' - Justice Hugo L. Black of the Supreme Court

        by geekydee on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 07:52:27 AM PST

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