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0001 Jun 1
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Typically, among rechargeable batteries, lithium-ion batteries absorb the least amount of self-discharge (around 2% to 3% discharge per month) than lead-acid batteries at 4% to 6%, while nickel-based batteries are more seriously affected by the phenomenon (nickel cadmium, 15% to 20%; nickel metal hydride, 30%,) with the exception of Low self-discharge NiMH batteries (2 to 3%.) Primary batteries, which aren’t designed for recharging between manufacturing and use, have much lower self-discharge rates, with shelf lives of 2 to 3 years for zinc–carbon batteries, 5 years for alkaline batteries, and 10 years for lithium batteries.[1]

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