GaN Spearheads Battery-Charging Revolution (Download)

April 29, 2024

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Charging systems for electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) are, of course, crucial for powering batteries and ultimately having them operate efficiently. They can be divided into two main categories: off-board charging systems and on-board charging systems.

Types of batteries that can’t be charged:

Non-rechargeable batteries, also known as primary cells, are designed to be used once and then discarded:

  • Classic-style lead-acid batteries can power an electric motor, scooter, or bicycle, etc.
  • Alkaline batteries (Kirkland has the AA and AAA versions)
  • 9-V Duracell batteries
  • C batteries
  • Lithium batteries aren’t rechargeable (primary cell) and use metallic lithium in the electrodes


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