- on Power Supplies
- Published in issue 7/2004 on page 0
Lifespan of Li-Ion Batteries
New technologies can introduce new problems. We haven’t really had enough experience in the use of Lithium-Ion batteries to make a precise statement on their lifespan. Stories are floating around of a short lifespan of only a few years when used intensively in notebooks, whereas it should be possible for them to last anywhere between 500 and 1,000 cycles. Should you use the full capacity of the battery 200 days per year, it should in theory have a lifespan of about three years. But even when the battery has gone through only 100 cycles it appears to have lost some capacity.