How to Properly Use Lithium Batteries?

Lithium batteries are a general term for chemical power sources with metal lithium or lithium-containing substances as negative electrodes. It is a high-energy battery system that has been successfully developed in the past decade! It is widely used in energy storage power sources such as hydropower, thermal power, wind power and solar power stations, as well as in various fields such as power tools, electric bicycles, electric motorcycles, electric cars, special equipment, and special aerospace. Lithium batteries have completely integrated into our lives!

How to use lithium batteries correctly? If lithium batteries are not regularly maintained or operated improperly for a long time, it will cause damage to the batteries, which will seriously affect their life and performance, and unpredictable accidents may occur. Therefore, in daily life, we must pay attention to the use of lithium batteries to maximize their effectiveness.

Prohibiting overpowered use of lithium batteries

It is forbidden to use batteries on electric vehicles and related equipment that exceed the battery's rated power, such as using a battery designed for 1000 watts on an electric vehicle or other related equipment that exceeds 1000 watts.

Lithium batteries should be shallowly charged and discharged

Lithium batteries have no memory effect and it is recommended to shallowly charge and discharge them. Shallow charging and discharging mean that the battery should not be completely discharged before using it each time. Also, it is not recommended to fully charge or keep the battery plugged in for a long time after charging. Using the battery by discharging it to 50% and charging it to 90% each time can greatly increase its life and usage time.

Lithium batteries should not be charged at low temperatures

It is prohibited to charge lithium batteries wholesale at 0℃. When the battery is below 0℃, it must be placed in a room at room temperature (25℃) for 12 hours before charging. Charing at low temperature will seriously damage the internal structure of the battery. When the battery is charged at a low temperature, its impedance will be much higher than that of a battery at room temperature. Forcing the battery to charge will cause excessive impedance which may lead to some uncontrollable factors. Therefore, charging at low temperatures is prohibited.

Lithium batteries should not be immersed in water

Lithium batteries have undergone some routine waterproofing before leaving the lithium-ion battery factory and it is strictly prohibited to immerse the battery in water or conductive liquids. This may cause a short circuit in the internal circuit, damage to the protection system, and failure.

Prohibiting long-term short circuits or overpowered use of lithium batteries

Lithium batteries are used for some large inductive loads, such as motors, brushless motors and other products. Long-time blockage of the motor will increase the battery current output, causing the battery to overheat, the electronic system to overheat, and the wire to overheat, which may cause thermal runaway.

Lithium batteries should not be rapidly accelerated or rapidly braked during use

During rapid acceleration, the motor speed increases rapidly, resulting in an instant increase in current output. During rapid braking, the motor charges the battery in reverse, and excessive reverse charging current may cause battery protection failure. During use, it is recommended to accelerate slowly and not to drive too fast, which makes braking easier.

It is strictly forbidden to throw lithium batteries into the fire or heat them

It is strictly forbidden to strike or throw the battery. Handle it gently and use soft shock-absorbing material to cushion and secure the battery during installation.

It is prohibited to disassemble lithium batteries

Lithium batteries belong to voltage devices and have related circuits inside. Non-professional dismantling may cause safety hazards. Therefore, non-professional personnel are prohibited from disassembling the battery.

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