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Choosing the best battery for portable equipment

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T. E. Bell ; IEEE Spectrum, New York, NY, USA

The ways in which a battery can affect the design and performance of a product are discussed, identifying the significant battery characteristics. Two new primary (single-use) batteries and two secondary (rechargeable) batteries that are widely used are described. The issues of cost and safety are examined. Guidelines are given for deciding the size and number of batteries to use in a design.<>

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IEEE Spectrum  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 3 )