Charging lithium ion battery

- Mar 20, 2018-

  • Turn off the device or disconnect the load on charge to allow the current to drop unhindered during saturation. A parasitic load confuses the charger.

  • Charge at a moderate temperature. Do not charge at freezing temperature.

  • Lithium-ion does not need to be fully charged; a partial charge is better.

  • Not all chargers apply a full topping charge and the battery may not be fully charged when the “ready” signal appears; a 100 percent charge on a fuel gauge may be a lie.

  • Discontinue using charger and/or battery if the battery gets excessively warm.

  • Apply some charge to an empty battery before storing.