Simple Guidelines---How to prolong lithium-based batteries?

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  1. b2cwholesale

    b2cwholesale Member This Topic's Starter

    Jan 17, 2010
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    * Avoid frequent full discharges because this puts additional strain on the battery. Several partial discharges with frequent recharges are better for lithium-ion than one deep one. Recharging a partially charged lithium-ion does not cause harm because there is no memory. (In this respect, lithium-ion differs from nickel-based batteries.) Short battery life in a laptop is mainly cause by heat rather than charge / discharge patterns.

    * Batteries with fuel gauge (laptops) should be calibrated by applying a deliberate full discharge once every 30 charges. Running the pack down in the equipment does this. If ignored, the fuel gauge will become increasingly less accurate and in some cases cut off the device prematurely.

    * Keep the lithium-ion battery cool. Avoid a hot car. For prolonged storage, keep the battery at a 40% charge level.

    * Consider removing the battery from a laptop when running on fixed power. (Some laptop manufacturers are concerned about dust and moisture accumulating inside the battery casing.)

    * Avoid purchasing spare lithium-ion batteries for later use. Observe manufacturing dates. Do not buy old stock, even if sold at clearance prices.

    * If you have a spare lithium-ion battery, use one to the fullest and keep the other cool by placing it in the refrigerator. Do not freeze the battery. For best results, store the battery at 40% state-of-charge.

    Several partial discharges with frequent recharges are better for lithium-ion than one deep one.

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  2. blisk

    blisk Guest

    Saw this in another thread in another sub forum and asked for it to be posted here since it seems many have battery questions whether its life/charging/ or proper care.

    I can vouch for everything in the post as being best practice for maintaining a lithium ion battery properly, with exception to the last one.

    Also I also don't know about the products however they seem good.

    Can this become a sticky here? I think theres great information in here that people need to be informed about.

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