Batteries Meet High-Drain Needs
"Usage is gravitating to ideal applications for each chemistry, because each chemistry has its own pros and cons," says Steve Holl, product manager for Maxell's Energy Products Group.
Maxell introduced a lithium ion and three NiMH rechargeable camcorder batteries last month. For VHS-C, the lithium ion battery has up to four hours of running time and can go through up to 300 charge/discharge cycles. For VHS-C and 8mm, the NiMH batteries also deliver up to four hours run time and have a cycle life of up to 500 charge/discharge cycles.
Bright blue packaging uses Maxell's man-in-the-chair icon and specifies battery type and camcorder.