Lithium Polymer Batteries, a new technology, safer and slipper
Lithium-ion polymer batteries, polymer lithium ion, or more commonly lithium polymer batteries (abbreviated Li-poly, Li-Pol, LiPo, LIP, PLI or LiP) are rechargeable batteries (secondary cell batteries). Normally batteries are composed of several identical secondary cells in parallel addition to increase the discharge current capability.
Lithium-ion batteries have taken over the portable electronics industry in the last few years. For every unit of energy they contain, they are lighter, cheaper, and smaller than other kinds of batteries. They don't suffer from the 'memory' effect that gave nickel batteries a bad name, they contain relatively few toxic metals and are fairly simple to recycle.
But, in the last year, several battery makers pushed the limits of energy density in Li-ion batteries too far. Li-ion batteries use organic solvents to suspend the lithium ions. In situations where the structure of the battery is compromised, that solvent can ignite and vent from the pressurized battery. The result is a dangerous and toxic fireworks display you can see in a video at the end of this article.
In response to the dangers of packing more power into a Li-ion battery pack, portable electronics makers are turning to lithium polymer batteries. You might see it abbreviated as Li-Po (yes, like the Chinese poet) or Li-poly, or you might see it in it's complete and extended form "lithium ion polymer batteries," they all mean the same thing.
Lithium Polymer Battery Pros and Cons
Flexible form factor - Lithium Polymer batteries can be manufactured in a wide range of shapes and sizes
Frequently Asked Questions
should you remove a macbook white battery when upgrading ram?
on the macbook ram upgrade page on apple's website they say you should not try to remove or disconnect the battery because it is integrated but i have always removed the batteries in my old laptops before upgrading the ram or hard drive i am confused i have the white unibody macbook 2010
How much would it be for a replacement Apple macbook (white) battery? Mines dead so its not longer portable?
How much is it and where can i get it?
go under notebook owners and pick the type of macbook you have
i think this is the one you would need but im not sure so make sure u check 1st... if its not go to the 1st link. this one is about 0
Can you use the black macbook battery with the white macbook?
I was just wondering.
I just got one and I was wondering for the future.
i think so
Where is the battery on the new white macbook?
I got the new white macbook for christmas and on the bottom of the laptop there is an apple logo and a bunch of screws. On my other macbook you could remove the battery by inserting a quarter and turning in.. please help.
Because Apple is a bunch of .. Im not going to say. They made the battery internal.
Good luck with the mac.
White Macbook Battery Life??...?
I purchased my white macbook this past august and i know the battery life is suppose to be up to 10 hours on a single charge...i use coconut battery to check the battery life and the amount of times i have charged it...currently it says i have had 78 charges and the battery has 90% capacity left from its original 100 when first bought...my battery will not last more than 5 hours...is it a defected battery?/....should i bring it to genius?...help me out
no, my new macbook pro has a supposed 10 hour battery too, it only has a 10 hour battery if everything's on the lowest setting and you're nat using applications. So basically an open computer using only finder would last for 10 hours