How to Properly Take Care of Lithium Ion Batteries
Updated: Apr. 28, 2021
Follow these battery care tips to make your lithium ion batteries last longer.
Make those expensive lithium ion batteries last longer by following these simple battery care tips.
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Battery care tips for long-lasting lithium ion batteries
Battery care for lithium ion batteries
Proper charging and storage techniques will make lithium ion batteries for cordless tools last longer.
Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries are expensive. So get with the program and follow these lithium ion battery care tips to get the longest life and best performance out of them.
- Li-ion batteries can handle only 800 to 1,000 charges. Don’t recharge a battery if you’ve used it for just a few minutes.
- Don’t leave them in the car—either in the cabin or the trunk. Heat (above 140 degrees F) and subzero cold can reduce battery life by 15 percent.
- Storing a battery in direct sunlight can really heat it up, so shield it from the sun.
- Don’t store a discharged battery that has less than one-half charge. Give it a full charge and then store it.
Originally Published: October 02, 2018