Is Lithium Polymer Battery Better Than Lithium-Ion?

Regarding rechargeable batteries, two popular choices are lithium polymer (LiPo) and lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Both have their advantages and applications, but is one better than the other? Let’s look closer to help you decide which battery type suits your needs.

Lithium Polymer Batteries (LiPo)

Advantages of LiPo Batteries:

  1. Higher Energy Density: LiPo batteries generally have a higher energy density, which means they can store more energy in a given size and weight. This makes them ideal for applications where space and weight are critical factors.
  2. Flexible Form Factors: LiPo batteries are known for their flexibility in terms of shape and size. They can be manufactured in various shapes to fit specific device designs.
  3. High Discharge Rates: LiPo batteries can provide high discharge rates, making them suitable for applications that require bursts of power, such as RC vehicles and drones.
  4. Lightweight: LiPo batteries are often lighter than equivalent Li-ion batteries, which is advantageous for portable and handheld devices.

Disadvantages of LiPo Batteries:

  1. Safety Concerns: LiPo batteries can be sensitive to overcharging, over-discharging, and physical damage. Mishandling can result in swelling, leakage, or even fire.
  2. Shorter Cycle Life: LiPo batteries typically have shorter cycles than Li-ion batteries. They may need more frequent replacement in specific applications.

Lithium-ion batteries (Li-ion)

Advantages of Li-ion Batteries:

  1. Safety: Li-ion batteries are known for their robust safety features. They are less prone to swelling or catching fire when compared to LiPo batteries.
  2. Longer Cycle Life: Li-ion batteries generally have a longer cycle life, so they can endure more charge and discharge cycles before their capacity significantly degrades.
  3. Steady Voltage: Li-ion batteries provide a more stable voltage output throughout their discharge cycle, which is important for many electronic devices.
  4. Widely Used: Li-ion batteries are the standard choice for many consumer electronics, including smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

Disadvantages of Li-ion Batteries:

  1. Lower Energy Density: Li-ion batteries typically have a lower energy density than LiPo batteries, meaning they may have slightly less capacity for the same size and weight.
  2. Less Flexible Form Factors: Li-ion batteries are less flexible in shape and size. They are usually cylindrical or prismatic, which can limit design options.

In conclusion, whether lithium polymer or lithium-ion batteries are better depends on the specific requirements of your application. LiPo batteries may be your choice if you need high energy density, flexibility in form factors, and can handle safety considerations. On the other hand, if safety, longer cycle life, and stable voltage output are critical, Li-ion batteries are a reliable option.

When choosing between these battery types, assessing your device’s needs, safety precautions, and space constraints is essential. Additionally, consulting with a reputable battery manufacturer like LiPol, which offers both LiPo and Li-ion batteries, can help you make an informed decision based on your specific requirements.

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Li-ion Battery

LiPol Manufacturer Supply kinds of Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, such as Lithium-Ion Battery LP18650(diameter 18mm, length 65mm), Lithium-Ion Battery LP26650(diameter 26mm, length 65mm), Lithium-Ion Battery LP21700(diameter 21mm, length 70mm).
ModelVoltageCapacityDimension
LP18650P3.7V3000 mAh18.5*70 mm
LP18650S3.7V3350 mAh18.5*70 mm
LP18650D3.7V2200 mAh18.5*70 mm
LP18650C3.7V2600 mAh18.5*70 mm
LP18650B3.7V2800 mAh18.5*70 mm
LP18650A3.7V3200 mAh18.5*70 mm
LP18650A+3.7V3500 mAh18.5*70 mm
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LP18650P 2P3.7V6000 mAh19*37*67 mm
LP18650S 2P3.7V6700 mAh19*37*67 mm
LP18650D 2P3.7V4400 mAh19*37*67 mm
LP18650C 2P3.7V5200 mAh19*37*67 mm
LP18650B 2P3.7V5600 mAh19*37*67 mm
LP18650A 2P3.7V6400 mAh19*37*67 mm
LP18650A+ 2P3.7V7000 mAh19*37*67 mm
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LP18650P 3P3.7V9000 mAh19*56*70 mm
LP18650S 3P3.7V10050 mAh19*56*70 mm
LP18650D 3P3.7V6600 mAh19*56*70 mm
LP18650C 3P3.7V7800 mAh19*56*70 mm
LP18650B 3P3.7V8400 mAh19*56*70 mm
LP18650A 3P3.7V9600 mAh19*56*70 mm
LP18650A+ 3P3.7V10500 mAh19*56*70 mm
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LP18650P 2S7.4 V3000 mAh19*37*67 mm
LP18650S 2S7.4 V3350 mAh19*37*67 mm
LP18650D 2S7.4 V2200 mAh19*37*67 mm
LP18650C 2S7.4 V2600 mAh19*37*67 mm
LP18650B 2S7.4 V2800 mAh19*37*67 mm
LP18650A 2S7.4 V3200 mAh19*37*67 mm
LP18650A+ 2S7.4 V3500 mAh19*37*67 mm
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LP18650P 3S11.1 V3000 mAh19*56*70 mm
LP18650S 3S11.1 V3350 mAh19*56*70 mm
LP18650D 3S11.1 V2200 mAh19*56*70 mm
LP18650C 3S11.1 V2600 mAh19*56*70 mm
LP18650B 3S11.1 V2800 mAh19*56*70 mm
LP18650A 3S11.1 V3200 mAh19*56*70 mm
LP18650A+ 3S11.1 V3500 mAh19*56*70 mm
LP26650A3.6V 5000mAh26*65 mm
LP26650B3.6V4500mAh26*65 mm
LP26650C3.6V4000mAh26*65 mm
LP21700A3.7V4800mAh21*70 mm
LP21700B3.7V4500mAh21*70 mm
LP21700C3.7V4000mAh21*70 mm

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ModelVoltage
(V)
Capacity
(mAh)
T
(mm)
W
(mm)
L
(mm)
LP301001063.7V5000 mAh3.0100106
LP281091403.7V5000 mAh2.8109140
LP251351503.7V5000 mAh2.5135150
LP251011563.7V5000 mAh2.5101156
LP80481453.7V5000 mAh8.048145
LP75581103.7V5000 mAh7.558110
LP66651433.7V5000 mAh6.665143
LP65501203.7V5000 mAh6.550120
LP64611133.7V5000 mAh6.461113
LP60521153.7V5000 mAh6.052115
LP57581023.7V5000 mAh5.758102
LP56581153.7V5000 mAh5.658115
LP55651133.7V5000 mAh5.565113
LP55581103.7V5000 mAh5.558110
LP50681083.7V5000 mAh5.068108
LP46951003.7V5000 mAh4.695100
LP40661253.7V5000 mAh4.066125
LP30981603.7V5000 mAh3.098160
LP27981173.7V5000 mAh2.798117
LP8060903.7V5000 mAh8.06090
LP8059863.7V5000 mAh8.05986
LP6854983.7V5000 mAh6.85498
LP6380953.7V5000 mAh6.38095
LP6160953.7V5000 mAh6.16095
LP5854973.7V5000 mAh5.85497
LP5262933.7V5000 mAh5.26293
LP4666993.7V5000 mAh4.66699
LP4298983.7V5000 mAh4.29898
LP1159573.7V5000 mAh115957
LP1252783.7V5000 mAh125278
LP38791373.7V5000 mAh3.879137
LP49841033.7V5000 mAh4.984103
LP80631643.7V5000 mAh8.063164
LP85421153.7V5000 mAh8.542115
LP4091913.7V5070 mAh4.09191
LP38721283.7V5100 mAh3.872128
LP32751513.7V5100 mAh3.275151
LP9053853.7V5100 mAh9.05385
LP6769913.7V5100 mAh6.76991
LP4371973.7V5100 mAh4.37197
LP67651133.7V5200 mAh6.765113
LP64651023.7V5200 mAh6.465102
LP62401443.7V5200 mAh6.240144
LP35741523.7V5200 mAh3.574152
LP7462793.7V5200 mAh7.46279
LP6077773.7V5200 mAh6.07777
LP6065883.7V5200 mAh6.06588
LP27861623.7V5210 mAh2.786162
LP261101333.7V5300 mAh2.6110133
LP241021523.7V5300 mAh2.4102152
LP37871473.7V5300 mAh3.787147
LP8151953.7V5300 mAh8.15195
LP6764853.7V5300 mAh6.76485
LP9249903.7V5300 mAh9.24990
LP53621253.7V5350 mAh5.362125
LP4787853.7V5380 mAh4.78785
LP80441253.7V5600 mAh8.044125
LP86591033.7V5700 mAh8.659103
LP5373943.7V5700 mAh5.37394
LP1046963.7V5800 mAh104696
LP5567973.7V5900 mAh5.56797
LP82521173.7V6000 mAh8.252117
LP79491163.7V6000 mAh7.949116
LP75681353.7V6000 mAh7.568135
LP50108933.7V6000 mAh5.010893
LP9068803.7V6000 mAh9.06880
LP9056983.7V6000 mAh9.05698
LP80631003.7V6000 mAh8.063100
LP80641003.7V6000 mAh8.064100
LP85421363.7V6000 mAh8.542136
LP9652923.7V6000 mAh9.65292
LP70481213.7V6100 mAh7.048121
LP8463953.7V6100 mAh8.46395
LP95511193.7V6500 mAh9.551119
LP88511173.7V6500 mAh8.851117
LP73651253.7V7000 mAh7.365125
LP60721553.7V7000 mAh6.072155
LP75661213.7V7200 mAh7.566121
LP75691243.7V7500 mAh7.569124
LP12501003.7V7500 mAh1250100
LP83661213.7V8000 mAh8.366121
LP57951303.7V9000 mAh5.795130
ModelVoltage
(V)
Capacity
(mAh)
T
(mm)
W
(mm)
L
(mm)
LP301001063.7V5000 mAh3.0100106
LP281091403.7V5000 mAh2.8109140
LP251351503.7V5000 mAh2.5135150
LP251011563.7V5000 mAh2.5101156
LP80481453.7V5000 mAh8.048145
LP75581103.7V5000 mAh7.558110
LP66651433.7V5000 mAh6.665143
LP65501203.7V5000 mAh6.550120
LP64611133.7V5000 mAh6.461113
LP60521153.7V5000 mAh6.052115
LP57581023.7V5000 mAh5.758102
LP56581153.7V5000 mAh5.658115
LP55651133.7V5000 mAh5.565113
LP55581103.7V5000 mAh5.558110
LP50681083.7V5000 mAh5.068108
LP46951003.7V5000 mAh4.695100
LP40661253.7V5000 mAh4.066125
LP30981603.7V5000 mAh3.098160
LP27981173.7V5000 mAh2.798117
LP8060903.7V5000 mAh8.06090
LP8059863.7V5000 mAh8.05986
LP6854983.7V5000 mAh6.85498
LP6380953.7V5000 mAh6.38095
LP6160953.7V5000 mAh6.16095
LP5854973.7V5000 mAh5.85497
LP5262933.7V5000 mAh5.26293
LP4666993.7V5000 mAh4.66699
LP4298983.7V5000 mAh4.29898
LP1159573.7V5000 mAh115957
LP1252783.7V5000 mAh125278
LP38791373.7V5000 mAh3.879137
LP49841033.7V5000 mAh4.984103
LP80631643.7V5000 mAh8.063164
LP85421153.7V5000 mAh8.542115
LP4091913.7V5070 mAh4.09191
LP38721283.7V5100 mAh3.872128
LP32751513.7V5100 mAh3.275151
LP9053853.7V5100 mAh9.05385
LP6769913.7V5100 mAh6.76991
LP4371973.7V5100 mAh4.37197
LP67651133.7V5200 mAh6.765113
LP64651023.7V5200 mAh6.465102
LP62401443.7V5200 mAh6.240144
LP35741523.7V5200 mAh3.574152
LP7462793.7V5200 mAh7.46279
LP6077773.7V5200 mAh6.07777
LP6065883.7V5200 mAh6.06588
LP27861623.7V5210 mAh2.786162
LP261101333.7V5300 mAh2.6110133
LP241021523.7V5300 mAh2.4102152
LP37871473.7V5300 mAh3.787147
LP8151953.7V5300 mAh8.15195
LP6764853.7V5300 mAh6.76485
LP9249903.7V5300 mAh9.24990
LP53621253.7V5350 mAh5.362125
LP4787853.7V5380 mAh4.78785
LP80441253.7V5600 mAh8.044125
LP86591033.7V5700 mAh8.659103
LP5373943.7V5700 mAh5.37394
LP1046963.7V5800 mAh104696
LP5567973.7V5900 mAh5.56797
LP82521173.7V6000 mAh8.252117
LP79491163.7V6000 mAh7.949116
LP75681353.7V6000 mAh7.568135
LP50108933.7V6000 mAh5.010893
LP9068803.7V6000 mAh9.06880
LP9056983.7V6000 mAh9.05698
LP80631003.7V6000 mAh8.063100
LP80641003.7V6000 mAh8.064100
LP85421363.7V6000 mAh8.542136
LP9652923.7V6000 mAh9.65292
LP70481213.7V6100 mAh7.048121
LP8463953.7V6100 mAh8.46395
LP95511193.7V6500 mAh9.551119
LP88511173.7V6500 mAh8.851117
LP73651253.7V7000 mAh7.365125
LP60721553.7V7000 mAh6.072155
LP75661213.7V7200 mAh7.566121
LP75691243.7V7500 mAh7.569124
LP12501003.7V7500 mAh1250100
LP83661213.7V8000 mAh8.366121
LP57951303.7V9000 mAh5.795130

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ModelsThicknessWidthLengthCapacity
LP65701966.57019610000mAh
LP69701756.97017510000mAh
LP73851557.38515510000mAh
LP86901408.69014010000mAh
LP88641598.86415910000mAh
LP93641599.36415910000mAh
LP95901409.59014010000mAh
LP97591569.75915611300mAh
LPA36313910.36313911300mAh
LPA059154105915411500mAh
LP907017597017512000mAh
LP84701758.47017512000mAh
LP82851558.28515512000mAh
LP88701758.87017512000mAh
LP93751709.37517012000mAh
LP86701758.67017512000mAh
LP89701758.97017512000mAh
LP79721967.97219612500mAh
LP85672178.56721713900mAh
LP97851559.78515514000mAh
LP96751759.67517514000mAh
LP77721967.77219614000mAh
LP95751759.57517514000mAh
LP76721967.67219614000mAh
LPA37517510.37517515000mAh
LPA27517510.27517515000mAh
LP98751759.87517515000mAh
LPA57517510.57517515000mAh
LP75792077.57920715400mAh
LPA97517510.97517516000mAh
LPA17517510.17517516000mAh
LPA97517510.97517516800mAh
LPA97517510.97517516800mAh
LPA88515510.88515516800mAh
LPA87517510.87517516800mAh
LPA47220010.47220018000mAh
LP87951838.79518318000mAh
LP75742407.57424018500mAh
LP82A62138.210621319000mAh
LP96802189.68021820000mAh
LP96901909.69019020700mAh
LPA79019010.79019021000mAh
LPA79518310.79518321000mAh
LP98901909.89019021000mAh
LP63952706.39527021700mAh
LPA39518310.39518322000mAh
LPA78520510.78520522000mAh
LPA39518310.39518322000mAh
LP92A62139.210621322000mAh
LPA69518310.69518322000mAh
LPA79019010.79019023000mAh
LP86802668.68026624000mAh
LP92802669.28026624000mAh
LPA79019010.79019024500mAh
LPA4A621310.410621325000mAh
LPB090215129021530000mAh
LPA6C020010.612020032000mAh
LP98C02009.812020034000mAh

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ModelCapacity(mAh)Length(mm)Width(mm)Thickness(mm)Voltage(V)
LP10631139000 mAh11363103.7V
LP10651139000 mAh11365103.7V
LP82651629000 mAh162658.23.7V
LP90651509000 mAh1506593.7V
LP90731219000 mAh1217393.7V
LP92731219000 mAh121739.23.7V
LP61861459100 mAh145866.13.7V
LP11611079200 mAh10761113.7V
LP90651139400 mAh1136593.7V
LP10631209500 mAh12063103.7V
LP11601109500 mAh11060113.7V
LP1261959500 mAh9561123.7V
LP1261969500 mAh9661123.7V
LP11651109600 mAh1106511.53.7V
LP1259989600 mAh9859123.7V
LP90681319600 mAh1316893.7V