FAQs Mowox Battery Powered Tools and Mowers
What are the advantages of Lithium-ion batteries compared to other rechargeable batteries?
Lithium-ion batteries have several advantages:
- They have a higher energy density than most other types of rechargeable batteries. This means that for their size or weight they can store more energy than other rechargeable batteries.
- They also operate at higher voltages than other rechargeable batteries.
- Lithium-ion batteries also have a lower self-discharge rate than other types of rechargeable batteries.
- This means that once they are charged they will retain their charge for a longer time than other types of rechargeable batteries.
- For example, NiMH and NiCd batteries can lose anywhere from 1-5% of their charge per day (depending on the storage temperature) even if they are not installed in a device.
- Lithium-ion batteries will retain most of their charge even after months of storage.
What is the best way to store Lithium-ion batteries?
- It is best to store a lithium-ion battery at a temperature between 50 degrees and 70 degrees Fahrenheit and with a partial or full charge.
- Lithium-ion batteries can hold a charge for many months.
- If the battery is going to be stored for several months, it’s a good idea to place it on the charger and recharge it after a few months. Or you could use the battery every few months and then leave it partially or fully charged.
How should I dispose of Lithium-ion batteries?
- Lithium-ion batteries, like all rechargeable batteries, are recyclable and should be recycled rather than thrown in the trash.
- They should never be incinerated since they might explode.
- To find a location that accepts used lithium-ion batteries, visit https://www.call2recycle.org
Can I leave Lithium-ion batteries on the charger?
- Unless your tool instructions specifically say to store the battery on the charger, be sure to remove it after charging is complete.
- Overcharging can damage a battery and shorten its life, and not all chargers shut off automatically.