Does the battery type affect charging?

In addition to mAH and voltage, another important factor to consider when solving the question of how long an air gun battery can last is the exact type of battery you are using. Airsoft batteries are divided into three different types: Ni-MH, Li-Po and Ni-Cad. Each different type has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Let us understand the advantages and disadvantages of each type of air gun battery.

How long can NiMH batteries last?

Ni-MH batteries often provide high capacity and suitable voltage. However, for many years, due to its shortcomings, many people in the airsoft community have no longer used this battery type. One disadvantage of Ni-MH batteries is that they self-discharge when not in use. This means you really need to charge the Ni-MH battery before planning to use it in order to start charging as much as possible. Another disadvantage of Ni-MH batteries is that they cannot be charged quickly, so the charging time tends to be much longer than other battery types.

Does the battery type affect charging?

How long can lithium polymer batteries last?

Lithium batteries are becoming the battery of choice for most airsoft players. Compared with Ni-MH batteries, Li-Po batteries can hold more power and have a longer lifespan. They will not self-discharge over time, and can be quickly charged without worrying about damaging the battery. However, perhaps the biggest benefit of lithium polymer batteries is that they can store a lot of charge in a small and lightweight package. This makes them particularly suitable for more compact air guns. However, a disadvantage of lithium polymer batteries is that they tend to lose capacity as they age, so they will not last as long as other types of batteries in their entire life cycle.

How long can nickel-cadmium batteries last?

Ni-Cad batteries have many of the same advantages as Li-Po batteries. They tend to have high capacity and can be charged faster and safer than lithium polymer batteries. The only real disadvantage of N-Cad batteries is that they self-discharge. In fact, nickel-cadmium batteries usually self-discharge at a faster rate than nickel-metal hydride batteries.

How long can lithium batteries last?

An emerging battery type used in air guns is the lithium-ion battery in modern smartphones. The advantage of using lithium-ion batteries is that they can hold a large amount of charge and can hold the charge without discharging over time. In addition, lithium-ion batteries are generally safer than some previous battery types because they are not prone to overcharging and swelling, which can lead to fires or other potential damage.

Post time: Dec-30-2021