How to prolong the lithium-based battery life?


1.  Keep your batteries at room temperature
Do not charge or leave your lithium battery if it is too hot out. The worst thing that can happen to a lithium-ion battery is to have a full charge and be subjected to elevated temperatures. Better keep it in temperature between 20 to 25 degrees. Heat is the main factor to reduce lithium battery life.

2.  Buy a high-capacity lithium battery instead of carrying around a spare battery
If possible, check the manufacturing date before purchase. No matter you use the battery or not, batteries deteriorate over time. So when purchasing a spare battery, it is important to remember the aging characteristic, as spare battery will not last much longer than the one you are using.

3.  Avoid full charges of battery and allow partial discharge
Lithium battery is better for the battery to use partial-discharge cycles and deep-discharge cycles are not required. As lithium batteries do not have a charge memory. We suggest that after 30 charges, you should allow lithium batteries to almost completely discharge.

4.  Avoid completely discharging lithium-ion batteries
If you store the battery for too long and it is discharged below 2.5 volts per cell, there is a safety circuit in the battery will open and battery will appear to be dead. In this case, your original battery charger will be no use. Only battery analyzers that have the boost function can charge the battery up.

5.  Store your lithium battery in a cool place and discharge it to about 40 percent for extended storage
If you have a spare battery at home, you should not store it fully charged. As the battery will oxidise at its highest rate. You should store the battery at 40 percent discharge and keep it in the refrigerator.

You can easily get your lithium battery takes 500 charge and discharge cycles if you follow the above guidelines.