We live in a world where you will see people having all kinds of technology. From small gadgets to large gadgets all of them run by some kind of mechanism or technology. When in this world we are so surrounded by all these technologies, we get some advantages too. But to keep them going mostly you have to use the battery and charge them.
The most useful gadgets that need charging are our mobile phone and laptop that everyone uses right? Imagine when you are using and wasting your time on mobile and later you thought about working and then see a low battery. For sure you will be frustrated and when this happens everyone looks for a solution that they can use to make their battery level better. Most of them think that changing a phone or laptop when it’s almost out of juice or fully out of juice gives your phone a better power level. We will reveal the answer to that question soon, first let’s know about the battery that we used in all these devices. Whether you using phones, laptops, headphones, or your speakers they all used the same kind of battery that we know as a lithium-ion battery.
What is the lithium-ion battery?
Lithium-ion battery is mostly known as a li-ion battery is a rechargeable battery that we used in many devices. The lithium-ion battery works on lithium ions which act as an important component in its electrochemistry. It also has 2 terminals, just like any other battery you will see, one is called the anode while another terminal is called your cathode. Which is separated by the electrolyte, which is a liquid kind of solution that makes sure it passes the electricity in both anode and cathode. When placed in any device it’s gets separated in positive and negative where positive lithium ions will flow to cathode. While the cathode negative charged so the lithium ions tend to attract towards it.
Now you must be thinking this is all okay and stuff, but how are our batteries getting charged. Well, your answer is simple when the current flows and the positive lithium ions attract towards your cathode. It will directly go there, right? But nope the electrolyte the liquid solution we talked about inside the lithium-ion battery stop them to do that. So they have to travel all over to the device, in the end, getting to the cathode and while doing that they also power your device and charge it. So that is what happens to your device and that’s how it gets powered.
Just think of it as a windmill, like when the wind is flowing it forces the windmill to rotate and forms electricity right? So, in this case, your windmill is the device that you are using and the wind flow is the electrodes of lithium ions that are flowing and charging it.
How it get charged?
Lithium batteries are rechargeable like we know, and can be used over and over again for a good period of time. With the help of giving them a supply of power through any adapter or charger. So when we apply that power source and connect it with our lithium-ion batteries the ions start to flow. It’s going from cathode to anode till your anode can’t hold anymore and it’s full. When that happens you get the sign of your full battery life, and you know that your lithium-ion battery is now fully charged.
Does letting it discharge fully before charging works?
No, the simple answer is no, it doesn’t work like that with our mother lithium-ion battery. The batteries are used to get charged often and made in a way where it will be used often and changed often. They also don’t take it way too well when they get out of juice fully.
Discharging your device can be very bad for it before you charge it. Especially when you using lithium-ion battery you make sure never do that. The reason the lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable is so they can be recharged as many times as you want. When you let them go fully discharge it takes a huge load to charge. You would usually see that when your battery level is above 20 or 25 percent of your battery charged quickly and better. While when you totally discharge it takes a lot of time just to get to 25 percent and then takes the normal time to charge.
That happens because getting fully out of their juice makes them take a huge load when they get electricity again. Also when you do that everyone you are losing your battery life instead of getting it better. When you do that slowly you will start to lose the power and the effect of the battery.
So it’s better not to do that, the best way to charge your battery and make sure it’s longer life. Is that you charge your phone when it’s at 25 percent till your 100 percent and then take it out. That will keep your lithium-ion battery better and healthier for a long period of time.