What is a Lithium Battery, and How do You Take Care of Them?
As one of the leading providers of lithium batteries in Australia, we know the confusion they sometimes cause. This is all you need to know about lithium batteries, and how to extend their lifespan as long as possible.
What is a lithium battery?
A lithium battery, also known as a lithium-ion battery, is a type of battery that is lightweight and is one of the most energy-dense batteries available today. They get their name from their lithium anode, which is where electrical current enters a device with a battery in it (the positive side of the battery). On the outside, they function just the same as any other battery. Lithium batteries have longer charge lives compared to other batteries of the same size and are capable of providing more energy. These batteries come in a range of sizes, from AA batteries for portable devices, to larger batteries designed to power large vehicles such as caravans.
Taking care of your lithium battery
Although there are so many pros to having lithium batteries, there are also some factors that people need to be aware of. By following these steps, you can help to extend the lifetime of your lithium battery for as long as possible.
- Keep your battery at room temperature
Lithium batteries are not really designed to be kept in heated environments for extended periods of time. If you’re not going to use your vehicle for an extended period of time, consider removing the battery and storing it somewhere dry, with a temperature between 20 and 25 degrees Celcius. Although most vehicles do a good job of cooling the battery while they are on, this doesn’t necessarily work when the car is off.
- Try not to discharge your battery completely
Sometimes the inevitable happens, and your battery will end up being completely discharged before you are in a position to charge it again. Avoid letting this happen as much as possible because it can lead to the degradation of the battery. Aim to recharge when the battery is showing 10% - 20%, for better results.
- You don’t need to charge your battery to 100% all the time
This may seem counterintuitive, but it’s actually better to only recharge your battery up to 80%. Only partially charging your battery can reduce degradation, and extend its lifespan. Charging your battery to 100% sometimes (such as when you are going on a long trip) is not an issue, it’s only when you charge it fully every time.
Get top-quality lithium batteries from Ozimall
At Ozimall, we are dedicated to providing our customers with lithium batteries that are going to last longer and provide greater levels of energy. All of our batteries come from Pro Power, a reputable brand that offers batteries with lifecycles of over 5,000 charges. All of their batteries come with a 3-year warranty and are guaranteed to last longer than traditional lead-acid batteries.
If you have any questions about lithium batteries or the range of products that we stock, come in and talk to our friendly team today. We are always ready to help and provide you with the battery that best suits your needs. We stock lithium batteries ranging in size from 50ah to 300ah, so there is something for everyone.