Charging the Lithium Polymer Battery
The charge process of the Li-Polymer is similar to that of the Li-ion. Li-Polymer utilizes dry electrolyte and takes 3 to 5 hours to charge. Li-ion polymer with gelled electrolyte, in the other hand, is almost identical to this of Li-ion. In fact, the same charge algorithm can be used. With many chargers, the owner does never must understand whether or not the power being charged is Li-ion or Li-ion polymer.
All retail batteries sold under the so-called ‘Polymer’ category are a definite variety of the Li-ion polymer using some kind of gelled electrolyte. A low-cost dry polymer power operating at ambient temperature is still some years away