Batteries for your Electronic Projects
Creating electronic projects are pretty exciting. Advancement in technology allows hobbyists and professionals alike to make stuff that are not only small and powerful but also cheap. Recent miniaturization of electronic components not only bring smaller projects but also less power hungry ones.
We now have pocket computers that do in seconds what room-sized computers do in a day — powered by batteries to boot. Makers can choose from a wide range of batteries that can power their electronic projects for months and even years without having to recharge.
I can choose from different sizes and types of batteries like the ones below to fit my needs in terms of power and size.
If I’m confined to small spaces, I can use coin-sized batteries like the ones below:
An example of an electronic device that use coin-size type batteries is a typical Bluetooth-enabled key finder that you can use to also find your iPhone using an app.
When I want to put projects in thin enclosures, I can use flat lithium batteries shown on the image below:
Flat and thin Lithium batteries are found in slim Power banks like this:
Cylindrical lithium batteries like the ones below are more commonly available in the local market. They also come in different sizes. Also, there are high drain lithium battery types that I can use for high current requirements like running motors for example.
High drain cylindrical Lithium batteries are what makes it possible for us to use cordless drills that are powered by battery cartridges like the one below:
Lithium battery powered devices are all around us. Be it our mobile phones, smartwatches, smart health and fitness bands, even those low-powered LED flashlights.
Whatever the project requirements, I am simply amazed at the available lithium battery types and sizes that i can use for electronic projects. Looking forward to use these batteries in my electronic projects.
Gerry Ilagan is into mobile apps and WordPress development at @speeqs. He loves to write about electronics, the Internet of Things, mobile phones, and #crazyideas.