Lithium Polymer Battery in GPS Terminal

Lithium Polymer (LiPO) batteries have become a popular choice for electronic devices due to their high energy density, lightweight, and long cycle life. GPS terminals, in particular, benefit greatly from using LiPO batteries as they require a reliable and long-lasting power source. In this post, we will explore the advantages of using LiPO batteries in GPS terminals, factors to consider when selecting the right battery, and tips for handling and maintaining the battery for longevity and safety.

Advantages of using LiPO battery in GPS terminal

High energy density: LiPO batteries have a higher energy density than other types of batteries, which means they can store more energy per unit of weight. This is particularly important for GPS terminals as they need to be lightweight and portable while still providing sufficient power to operate.
Lightweight: LiPO batteries are also lightweight, making them an ideal choice for portable devices like GPS terminals. This also means that they do not add unnecessary weight to the device, which is important for outdoor activities where every ounce counts.
Low self-discharge rate: LiPO batteries have a low self-discharge rate, which means they can hold their charge for longer periods of time. This is particularly important for GPS terminals that may not be used for extended periods and need to retain their charge.
High discharge rate: LiPO batteries have a high discharge rate, which means they can provide a burst of power when needed. This is important for GPS terminals that need to be able to quickly power on and off and provide accurate location data.
Long cycle life: LiPO batteries have a long cycle life, which means they can be charged and discharged many times before needing to be replaced. This is particularly important for GPS terminals that may be used frequently and need a reliable power source.

Factors to Consider When Selecting LiPO Battery for GPS Terminal

Capacity: The capacity of a battery is measured in milliampere-hours (mAh) and determines how long the battery can power the device. When selecting a LiPO battery for a GPS terminal, it is important to consider the device’s power requirements and select a battery with a sufficient capacity.
Voltage: The voltage of a battery must match the requirements of the device. GPS terminals typically require a battery with a voltage of 3.7V, but it is important to check the device’s specifications to ensure compatibility.
Discharge rate: The discharge rate of a battery determines how quickly it can provide power to the device. GPS terminals typically require a battery with a high discharge rate to ensure accurate location data.
Size and shape: The size and shape of the battery must match the device’s requirements. GPS terminals are typically slim and compact, so it is important to select a battery that can fit within the device’s dimensions.
Safety features: LiPO batteries can be dangerous if not handled properly, so it is important to select a battery with safety features such as overcharge and over-discharge protection.

Tips for handling and maintaining LiPO battery in GPS terminal

Storage: LiPO batteries should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources. It is also important to store the battery at a partial charge rather than a full charge.
Temperature management: LiPO batteries should be kept at a moderate temperature to avoid damage. Extreme temperatures can cause the battery to swell, leak, or even catch fire.
Safety precautions: LiPO batteries can be dangerous if not handled properly, so it is important to follow safety precautions such as using a charger designed for LiPO batteries, avoiding punctures or damage to the battery, and never attempting to charge a damaged battery.

In conclusion, LiPO batteries provide numerous advantages for GPS terminals, including high energy density, lightweight, low self-discharge rate, high discharge rate, and long cycle life. When selecting a LiPO battery for a GPS terminal, it is important to consider factors such as capacity, voltage, discharge rate, size and shape, and safety features. Proper handling and maintenance of LiPO batteries is also crucial for longevity and safety. By following the tips outlined in this post, B2B lithium battery engineers can ensure that their GPS terminals are powered by a reliable and long-lasting battery. Here belowing are some lithium polymer batteries in DNK POWER, you can click and see their details. Hope they will be useful to you.

FAQ about Lipo Battery Cell

  • What is Lithium Polymer Battery?
  • Lithium Polymer Battery, (commonly short for LiPo, LIP, Li-poly ), is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery using a polymer electrolyte instead of liquid electrolyte, which makes it less powerful when there is leak or explosion. LiPo cells are now widely used in tablets, mobile phones MP4 and other wireless devices.
  • Which is Better Lithium ion or Lithium Polymer Battery?
  • As far as end user is concerned, lithium polymer battery(LIP) is essentially much better then lithium-ion battery (LIB).LIP has higher energy density then LIB, what’s more LIP is much safer then LIB, LIB can easily make explosion when short cut or over charged etc, while LIP has no such problem, LIP will simply Expand and blow and no explosion for most of the time.For New devices like Bluetooth or some medical device that require unique design of shape, LIP can be of great value, there is curved batteries and super thin battery cells among LIP manufacturer.
  • What is a 3s 5s LiPo?
  • Fo battery pack that contain 3 or 5 cells connected in series, they are called 3s or 5s LiPo batteries. A 3S battery has 11.1 volts(some like to call it 12V), and a 5S battery has 18.5 volts. but we know a single cell capacity is limited, so people will use more cell to parallel and get more capacity(also call Ah)So 3s2p is 6 cell in total, suppose each cell 3.7v 2000mah a 3s2p pack is 11.1v 4000mah in total, plus extra PCBA size, so you can have a rough idea of what pack you will need
  • What does the 10C mean in Lipos? What is C rate anyway?
  • People use C Rate to define a discharge rate. Most Lipo batteries will say on its description something like “10C to 20C”. This means that 10C is the nominal discharge rate and 20C is the maximum discharge rate.It’s common to use mah to define battery capacity. A battery with a 2000 mAh capacity can deliver 2 Ampere ( usually short for 2000 mA/2A, 2A=2000 ma) for 1 hour. to make it more clear, it can also send power in 200 mA for 10 hours. The battery capacity, together with the LiPo battery’s discharge rate will define its maximum current output (Ampere, A).A 3S 2000 maH 10C LiPo pack will get you this: 2000 mAh x 10C = 20.000 mAh discharge rate 20.000 mAh / 1000 = 20 A constant discharge rate.So if your projects requires constant discharging rate higher then 20A, you will need to choose another battery pack, always check with the motor description or product description when you select the battery cells.