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.