Lithium batteries are experiencing an increase in popularity with portable electronics and 3C products due to its low rate of self-discharge and no memory effect. Owners of the iRobot Roomba vacuum want the same benefits. In an technology breakthrough, Lithium Power, Inc. is now offering the first lithium battery available for the Roomba 500, 600, and 700 series.
Lithium batteries last 4X longer and hold a charge for nearly twice as long as the stock OEM NiMH battery and all aftermarket nickel-metal replacement batteries. Lithium batteries have no memory effect and a low rate of self-discharge, meaning they won’t lose their charge or capacity over time. There is no need to charge for 16 hours before initial use and the battery fully charges in two hours. A built-in protection circuit protects consumers from over-charge, over-discharge, over-voltage, over-current, and overheating. Lithium Power, Inc.’s batteries are environmentally friendly and fully compatible with the Roomba’s original charger.