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High-performance batteries are critical to the success of portable products. They enable small, compact electronics that have long battery life and can be recharged quickly, as well as electronics that can operate in challenging conditions (e.g., outdoors, in subzero temperatures). This blog post provides a brief overview of why high-performance batteries are essential for portable products, including examples of how they appear in everyday life. You might not think about batteries every day – unless you are reading this blog post! – but you see them everywhere. In fact, it’s hard to find a device today that doesn’t have a battery somewhere inside it. Batteries have been around for centuries and have advanced considerably over time. Today’s high-performance batteries enable new types of portable devices that were not possible before due to limitations in battery performance.

Why Are High-Performance Batteries Important for Portable Products?

When you’re using a portable product, the battery is something that you don’t think much about. It just works. You charge it when it runs out of power and then you’re on your way. That’s the way it should be. However, behind the scenes, there are many factors that impact how long a battery can power a portable device, how quickly it can be recharged, and how hot it gets when it is being used. The batteries for portable products need to be high-performance to meet the needs of the device. Let’s look at a few examples of how the battery for a portable product is used. Everyday smartphones are full of examples of how performance-critical batteries are for portable products. Take the camera, for example. When you press the shutter button, you expect it to take the picture as quickly as possible. You don’t want to wait while the camera’s processor and image sensor are busy doing other tasks – like processing an application’s user interface or downloading a file. If you are using the camera like a sports photographer, waiting several seconds for it to complete these tasks every time you press the shutter button is not going to work. You need a camera that can get the job done quickly, and the battery powering it needs to be able to deliver high performance.

Smartphones and Tablets

Image sensors in cameras need to receive power from the battery in a smartphone or tablet. Image sensors typically consume a lot of power – while they are capturing an image, they need a constant supply of electricity. That’s because they have to convert light energy into electrical energy. If the image sensor is powered by a silicon transistor, it will draw a constant current, which results in a constant voltage drop across the transistor. This means the voltage available to the rest of the circuit is less than the supply voltage. This is not a problem if the current draw is low, but if it is high, the voltage will drop below the minimum level required to run the rest of the circuit. If the image sensor is powered by a CMOS transistor, the current draw is constant but the voltage drop is not. As a result, the voltage drop across the transistor is much smaller, and the voltage available to the rest of the circuit is much higher.

Electronic Devices for Sports and Fitness

The wearable devices you see people wearing for sports and fitness are another example of how high-performance batteries are essential in portable products. One of the most popular wearable products is a fitness tracker like Fitbit. This type of device typically includes a number of sensors for monitoring things like your heart rate, the distance you’ve run or walked, your blood pressure, and so on. In addition, the device has a small screen and a button on it that you can use to interact with it. When the fitness tracker is being used, there will be a constant current draw from the battery and the voltage available to the sensors and internal circuitry will drop. This is especially true if the device is trying to process information from a number of sensors at the same time. If the voltage available to the sensors drops too low, they won’t be able to function properly, and the device won’t be able to do what it is supposed to do.

GPS and Electronic Navigation

GPS devices and other navigation systems rely on accurate timing, which is generated by a chip oscillator. The oscillator consumes current from the battery, which gradually decreases the available voltage and the oscillator’s timing. If you turn on the GPS in your car, for example, the device will begin a process of acquiring GPS satellites and calculating the current location. It can take several minutes for it to complete this task, and the battery will be used during the process. You can see a battery voltage drop when the GPS device is actively acquiring satellites – the voltage will drop when it is trying to run the oscillator – but the voltage will not stay low once the satellites have been acquired.

Automated Vehicles: Self-Driving Cars and More

Portable products that are designed to automate vehicles are another example of how high-performance batteries are critical to the success of portable products. Tesla’s electric car, for example, uses a battery pack consisting of thousands of lithium-ion battery cells. Voltage and current are monitored in the battery pack, and depending on the conditions, the battery controller will provide the appropriate amount of current to the battery cells to keep them at the proper voltage level. This process requires a microprocessor that consumes current from the battery. The controller uses the battery current to control the voltage in the battery pack and make sure the battery is fully charged. If the controller does not run the battery at its maximum current level, the charging current will not be enough to fully charge the battery. As a result, the battery will not be charged to its maximum capacity.


Batteries are an essential part of portable products. The high-performance batteries that are available today are not only cheaper than past generations, but they can also be packed with more energy. This extra energy enables new types of portable products that were not possible before due to limitations in battery performance. These portable products are part of our everyday lives, and they are just one example of the importance of high-performance batteries.