I am an electric engineer, and I read about battery self discharge phenomenon. I was wondering whether a battery self discharge rate is the same when it is unconnected (i.e. in storage) and connected (i.e. when it is plugged into a device and being discharged "normally"). In other words, when I calculate battery life time for a product, should I take add the rated self discharge of a battery to the general current calculations or not? And also-is the answer similar to all types of battery?
Thank you in advance.
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