The table below summarizes the main differences between power and energy storage batteries, based on their performance and longevity requirements.
|Power Lithium Batteries
|Energy Storage Batteries
|Electric vehicles, power tools
|Power stations, communication base stations
|High energy density, rapid charging
|Emphasis on cycle life, cost-effectiveness
|Below 80% capacity unusable for EVs
|Generally exceeds 3500 cycles
|Limited for extended use beyond a decade
|Often utilized in projects spanning 10+ years
|Specific Demands & Characteristics
|Dimension and weight limitations
|No direct requirements for energy density
Power and energy storage batteries have different uses and performance and longevity requirements. The choice between them depends on the specific application’s needs and characteristics. Therefore, it is important to choose the right type of battery and BMS for your battery pack, to ensure optimal performance and protection.