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PEO-Soldier Recommends Lithium Batteries And Offers FAQ


PEO-Soldier has released an FAQ on the superiority of Lithium batteries over their Alkaline counterparts, citing a longer life and lighter weight as two of the benefits.

You can read the full FAQ here:


4 Responses to “PEO-Soldier Recommends Lithium Batteries And Offers FAQ”

  1. Bushman says:

    This statement:
    “While L91 AA lithium batteries cannot be recharged, alkaline NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries are rechargeable. Rechargeable batteries are permitted for training and are not intended for combat environments.”
    – is definitely a mix of terms. Rechargeable NiMH batteries are not usually referred as “alkaline”, and, otherwise, batteries, usually referred as “alkaline” are non-rechargeable ones.

    Another statement regarding the voltage talks about the voltage difference, measured with passive load, that has very high internal resistance.
    It’s irrelevant to the real problem, when built-in electronic voltage regulator of your device fails to switch on because of higher voltage of fresh Lithium batteries. But if your device is of that picky kind, you can usually feed it with slightly used batteries with no problem.

    And, they are not saying anything about better Lithium battery endurance in cold environments, that is pretty important for mountain and desert operations.

  2. xdarrows says:

    In other breaking news: Water Is Wet!.

    Glad to see PEO-S educating the Soldier … I wonder what they’ll discover next.

    • Greg says:

      It gets dark when the sun goes down.

    • Bushman says:

      You would be surprised, how many people are not aware of real advantages (including PEO-S, as I mentioned above) of this technology. Education should never be considered redundant.