Batteries/Design 040309

(Febuary 2004) Match the battery to the application to avoid dissapointment
In the initial design of a product, the way the product is to be used can impact the choice of battery chemistry. Everything from the cost of implementation to the quiescent loads to operating conditions can have an impact on the battery selection. The design choice should attempt to make the battery transparent to the user or to at least minimize its operational inconvenience.
Portable Design, November 2003, p. 12