The Evolution of Cell Phone & Tablet Charging

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The Evolution of Cell Phone & Tablet Charging

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Cell phones are one of the greatest inventions of all time. A lot has changed since the very beginning of cell phones, including cell phone batteries.

The evolution of cell phone and tablet charging has changed a lot in the last few decades. Nickel Cadmium batteries were popularly used in the 80’s and 90’s.

They tend to be heavier than batteries you see today in cell phones and required you to completely disconnect the phone in order to charge it; otherwise your phone could lose all its memory. In the late 90s, phones started using nickel metal hydride batteries.

These batteries are still used today in certain phones and tend to be smaller in size. Lithium Ion batteries were used throughout the 90s and are still used to date. They too are smaller in size and light in weight. These small batteries charge your cell without having to disconnect the body of the phone from the battery itself. Before these, batteries were bulky and required more time to charge.

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