FAQs Mowox Battery Powered Mowers and Tools
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?
Li-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 Li-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.