Mobile Phone Batteries

Mail order batteries come in every size, color, shape, and for every utility imaginable. For that reason, this article wishes to extend a brief introduction to a few of these more common batteries. Cell phones are booming throughout the world. They have brought with them not only convenience of communication but also a level of safety and even sophistication to the lives of many people. With this comes the problem of maintaining the power sources for these phones, for which we have cell phone batteries. Yet ironically, a danger now exists which makes this convenience and luxury into a more deadly situation.

Phone batteries are generally made of nickel alloys or, more recently, of lithium-ion and its polymers. This latter development has brought in a more lightweight technology that last a long time and has no toxicity, yet these new materials are fragile and easily harmed, sometimes resulting in graver problems.

The maintenance for lithium ion is at a minimum as a long-term charge is held, thus necessitating only almost sporadic charging. As well, a phone battery of this type need not be completely depleted before recharging. It is a manufacturer's contention that recharging before depletion is actually better for the battery, in fact. Due to lithium-ion being a new technology, it is best to carefully read the manufacturer's suggestions.

The lithium-ion phone batteries can be purchased in packages of more than one, thus defraying costs. In fact, low cost is something lithium batteries are known for in general.

Something that should be made clear is that today there is a growing problem within the sales of phone batteries. In attempt to get ever cheaper costs, some consumers do not pay attention to what they are buying. This problem specifically, is that of clone batteries, or pirated batteries. These are manufactured at a much cheaper rate and then sold on the black markets throughout the world, while carrying reputable (yet fraudulent) manufacturer names. The problem with this goes beyond the simple issue of name theft.

The fact is that this type of battery generally cannot hold a charge produced by a battery charger, doesn't have a good protection circuit, or simply doesn't interface with the charger properly. In all cases, the result has been fire or explosion. As well, there is also a series of clone battery chargers that are also of an inferior quality which are harming the batteries and telephones that are charged on them.

With a little caution and concern during purchasing, one can avoid the dangers of obtaining a dangerous clone battery.