Aluratek Utilizes Lithium-Ion Batteries in Electronics

A big buzzword in today’s green charging world is “lithium”. Although lithium batteries seem to be all the rage in up and coming technology, many still do not know the difference between lithium and other rechargeable batteries.

Aluratek is here to clear any confusion and weigh in on some advantages to lithium-ion batteries.

Science time!

Lithium-ion batteries have a higher energy density than other types of rechargeable batteries, meaning for their size or weight, they can store more energy than other rechargeable batteries.

Not only do lithium batteries operate at higher voltages (typically about 3.7 volts for lithium-ion vs. 1.2 volts for other rechargeable batteries), but they also have a lower self-discharge rate than other types of rechargeable batteries. Ergo (I love being a professor!), once they are charged they retain their charge for a longer period of time. In fact, lithium-ion batteries will retain most of their charge even after months of storage!

So in summary, lithium-ion batteries can be smaller or lighter, have a higher voltage and hold a charge much longer than other types of batteries.  Why not use them in Aluratek products?

You can find lithium-ion batteries in several Aluratek electronics including:

Libre eBook Reader PRO

- Our line of Cinecam video camcorders

- Multimedia player Cinepal

- coming soon ... APS01F: BUMP 3.5mm Portable Mini Speaker

19 thoughts on “Aluratek Utilizes Lithium-Ion Batteries in Electronics”

  • [...] relate to what we do here at Aluratek? Earlier we provided you with information regarding our lithium ion batteries, but we now turn our focus to our line of eReaders and [...]

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  • Dean Danos

    My Aluratek Libre doesn't hold a charge very long. If i don't use it for many days, it becomes discharged. What can I do?

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  • Justin Cornett

    Hi! I have an ebook reader from you. I was wondering what is the item number or specifications of the battery if I feel like trying to replace it someday myself? I love my ebook reader and would love to extend its usage if something happens one day.

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    • Greg

      Hi Justin, we are happy you like your Libre eBook Reader but the battery is a proprietary model, and is unavailable in the market. It’s not meant to be user serviceable.

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  • Tina Gonthier
    Tina Gonthier May 1, 2012 at 7:23 am

    my libre ereader has not been charging from the wall charger. I have plugged in the read usb to the charger and then plugged that into the wall and it says it is 100 percent but when you go to read it says batter is low. So.. this morning I plugged int he red usb directly to the computer turned it off and on and now it's charging but again I don't know if it really is charging or not. Is this common? I've only had it since Christmas 2011.

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    • Greg

      Hi Tina, thanks for your comment. Please try this - with the Libre ebook reader connected to the charger, press and hold the reset button for 5 seconds. After doing so, allow it to charge for at least 6 hours and see if the battery will get fully charged. If you are still having issues please email our service support team at techsupport@aluratek.com.

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  • Mary R

    Non-user serviceable battery? So does that mean when the battery goes I just throw it away? Hope not, I like this reader but if it's not environmentally friendly, well ...

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    • Greg

      Hi Mary. “Unibody” devices are common nowadays; devices ranging from Tablets to cell phones are mostly using unibody and the batteries are just not made to be replaced by the end-user. You can take any electronic device to an electronics recycling center if they feel uneasy about discarding electronic devices. Our devices have longevity due to the fact we use lithium-ion batteries so you won't have to work about recycling anytime soon :)

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  • Bob Comeau

    Hi, I have the AEBK07FS since last August. After the first charge, it would show just over 7 hours of charge in the battery. Tech support told me to do some of the things the manual suggested with no improvement. I sent it back to tech support and was told it was not losing its charge. We even agreed to keep it an extra week untouched to see what would happen. I was told it was still fully charged after the week was up. When it arrived,and I checked it, it was only showing about 5 1/2 hours. That's the most it will stay charged now. I feel I was made a fool of by tech support, and 3 e-mails to you folks since last December 28th are still unanswered. I am asking, please, can I not get some kind of help here? Thanks if you actually answer this here or via my e-mail.

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    • Greg

      Hi Bob, thanks for your post. I'm being told typical battery life for those units is around 4-6 hours depending on usage. I forwarded your post to our tech support team so please give them a shot again. Please email techsupport@aluratek.com or call us 1-866-580-1978 Toll Free. Thank you!

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      • Bob Comeau

        Hi Greg, Thank you for your reply. It's nice to know someone is interested enough to answer back. 8c) Unfortunately, I never counted on getting an answer back so I never checked this site till today. When I first got the reader, the power management setting indicated a bit over 12 hours. After reading for a couple of weeks, I re charged the unit and got about 12 hours again. After that, it dropped to just over 7 and after the unit was returned from you folks it showed only 5 1/2 and has never charged more than that since.

        The warranty went off on the 17th of this month, and the extended warranty from Staples took over. I have returned it for credit and now have a Kobo VOX.

        It's too bad as I really did like the reader. It did all I coulod ever expect. What turned me off was the manner in which I was tresated by tech support and the lack of reply to 4 emails between December of last year and this June.

        At least you replied to which I thank you for that.

        Regards, Bob

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        • Greg

          Hi Bob, sorry to hear of your troubles with our ereader, I agree it really is a good little device. Sorry to lose you to Kobo though. The lack of tech support troubles me and I do appologize for their lack of communication. Truly unacceptable! Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I will bring your case up to our Manager over there as we are always looking to improve our processes - although its never good when its at the expense of a customer. Thanks again, Greg

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  • Arthur

    I'm having problems with my Libre PRO charging. Whether I use the usb or the "power cord" it does not charge properly. As soon as I unplug it the "low voltage" pops up and the battery indicator shows that it is low. Can I get a new battery? Do I have to reset the Libre? What's the dea? I've had this less than a year and this shouldn't be happening.

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    • Greg

      Hi Arthur, sorry to hear you are having issues. Please contact our customer support at 1-866-580-1978 and they can troubleshoot the device. Thanks!

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  • Bob Comeau

    Hi again Greg,

    Thanks again for the reply. Maybe if I had gotten replies this quick from the other e-mails I sent, things might be different. I do tend to agree with you regarding the product itself. I really enjoyed using it as it did all I needed without the bells and whistles I didn't want or need. In fact, the lack of WiFi was an asset to me. I didn't need it for reading. That's why I enjoyed the long battery life when I first got it.

    Maybe someday, I might reconsider. However, I will definitely be looking at reviews from users regarding tech support before I even thing about returning.

    Thanks again, Bob

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  • Terry

    I have a Aluratek Libre Pro and I charged it last night via USB and forgot to take it off charge. It was on all night. This morning the full charge indicator is on the screen but I can't do anything with it. It won't shut off or go to homepage......nothing. Help!!

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    • Terry

      NVM. Found my answer. For anyone else with the same issue. I pressed the reset and turned the unit back on using the power button then left it for about 3 minutes. Works like a charm now and didn't lose any of my books.

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  • Del

    Just a note on charging with USB port. I have found that if charging with USB and you turn off the computer and leave reader plugged in, the reader will totally discharge. The computer must be on at all times to charge. My wife has a Sony and the same thing happens on it.

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