Lithium becomes in demand after the discovery of its uses. It is used to created microwavable glasses and ceramic wares, used in steel production, and used as lubricant. Now, it is commonly used in batteries. Let us compare the difference between lithium vs. lead batteries.


Compared to lead, lithium is much more difficult to find thus making it more costly than lead. However, if we are going to consider the life span of each batteries, lithium batteries, last longer.


The problem with lead batteries is it lose 15 amps while charging. Lithium-ion batteries are very efficient in both charging and discharging, it doesn’t lose amps. Another issue with lead batteries is it can discharge too quickly.

Life Cycle

Lithium batteries charge through cells which makes it more efficient in storing energy. Lead batteries discharge quickly and takes time in charging. There is no question as to which battery type wins in this category.


Lead batteries need bigger storage because of the compound that come with it. They tend to be bulky in size. Lithium batteries on the other hand require small storage because they use cells to store battery.

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