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Ni-CD (Nickel-Cadmium)

Ni-MH (Nickel-Metal Hydride)

Li-Ion (Lithium-Ion)

Approximate Lifetime

Up to 4 years

2-3 years

Up to 2 years

Memory Effect

Yes

Much less than Ni-CD

No

Capacity

Low-Standard

Standard-Ultra High

Standard – High

Weight

Heavy

Medium

Light

Maintenance

Cycle battery by fully charging then use until completely drained

Cycle battery 2x monthly

 

No special maintenance

Applications

Extra durable: hardy in harsh conditions (extreme temperatures)

Durable

High charger capacity

 

Lightweight

 

 

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