Lithium polymer battery has not caught on as quickly as some analysts had expected. Its superiority to other systems and low manufacturing costs has not been realized. No improvements in capacity gains are achieved – in fact, the capacity is slightly less than that of the standard lithium-ion battery. Lithium-ion-polymer finds its market niche in wafer-thin geometries, such as batteries for credit cards and other such applications. Also, as the developpment of smart phone, especially, lithium polymer battery has gain its reputation quickly.
- Very low profile.
- Flexible factor- Manufacturer doesn’t have to stick to the standard cell format. Any type of reasonable size can be manufactured economically with high volume
- Lithium polymer batteries are lightweight which makes it user friendly.
- Better safety- more resistant towards overcharge, lesser probability of electrolyte leakage.
- Low in energy density and reduced cycle count as compared to lithium-ion.
- High manufacturing cost
- There is no standard size. Cells sizes are flexible. Cells are manufactured for high volume consumer market.
- Energy cost ratio is higher than lithium-ion.