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Prolong The Life Of Lithium-ion, Laptop,
and Cell Phone Batteries
Some of the most expensive batteries to replace are cell phone and laptop batteries – also known as Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) batteries.
A lot of people don’t realize that poor care and poor charging practices dramatically decrease the battery life of their lithium-ion batteries.
And the most crucial time in Lithium-ion battery care is during early use or when you first get the battery, phone, or laptop.
So to help you prolong and maximize the lifespan of your laptop, cell phone, or other electronic that uses a li-ion batteries (like an electric shaver)…
I’ll teach you what causes a lithium-ion battery to age prematurely …PLUS, tips, tricks, and crucial maintenance information you must know to get the most out of your Lithium-ion batteries.
So… How Does A Lithium-Ion Battery Work?
Lithium-ion batteries work based on ion movement between negative and positive electrodes.
Theoretically, lithium-ion batteries should work forever. However, high temperatures and cycling decreases their lifespan over time.
How To Prolong The Life of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Follow these tips to prolong the life of your lithium-ion batteries:
For brand new batteries, it is important to charge them completely before you use the cell phone, laptop, or other electronic. This “teaches” the battery the extent of the charge. To prolong the life of a lithium-ion battery that sees a lot of use, like a laptop or cell phone, it’s better to charge it often for short periods of time (one to two hours) instead of charging it from a near dead state each time. While short charges are best, it is important to let the battery drain completely and then fully charge around once a month. This help maintain good battery health.
It’s very detrimental to a lithium-ion battery if you use the device while it’s charging. This makes the battery overheat, which lowers a li-ion battery’s lifespan. If possible, use a charger with a lower voltage rating. While this will charge more slowly, it will charge at a lower temperature, preserving the battery. Never leave the battery in sunny or hot areas. This heat can damage the battery life.
Finally, if you aren’t going to use the battery for a while or you’re storing it, make sure the battery is over 40% charged before you put it away. When lithium-ion batteries are stored out of charge for long periods of time, this can lead to an inability to maintain a charge once the battery is in use again.
If you follow these tips (especially if you use them from when you first get your new battery, phone, laptop, or other electronic using a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery) you will maximize the battery’s lifespan and prevent premature aging in the battery.
What Can You Do If A Battery Does Die Or It’s
Performance is Suffering?…
If a battery is aging or dies early on you, you can bring those old batteries back to 100% of their working condition using the EZ Battery Reconditioning Program.
In this program, you’ll learn how to bring old cell phone, laptop, car, deep-cycle, golf-cart, marine, and forklift batteries back to life again (plus many other types of batteries too)! The battery reconditioning methods are easy to do and they will save you a lot of money on battery costs over your lifetime.
7 Ways To Extend The Life Of Lead-Acid Deep
#1) Use High Quality Batteries
So this tip probably seems obvious, but the old adage ‘You get what you pay for’ holds true for most deep cycle batteries. Cheap off-brand batteries from China are flooding the market right now and you want to avoid using these. They generally have a much shorter lifespan compared to quality batteries that you pay a little more for upfront.
High quality flat plate batteries can last between 10-12 years. The more expensive tubular plate batteries can even last as long as 20-25 years if maintained properly.
Paying for higher quality batteries upfront that last 10-25 years may seem expensive but it actually ends up being more expensive to buy cheap batteries …then replacing them every couple years (because they die early).
If you want to save money on your battery bank don’t buy “cheap” batteries, instead get quality used batteries and recondition them back to their original condition.
#2) Proactively Prevent Corrosion
Even if you use the most expensive, high-quality batteries in your battery bank, it won’t be of much use if the batteries aren’t cared for and corrosion or acid is on them.
Before you assemble all of the components of your battery bank, make sure to individually coat the terminals, wire lugs, nuts and bolts with a non-hardening sealant.
You can also apply a thin coating of petroleum jelly to the battery terminals for some extra protection.
Lastly, seal exposed wire at a terminal lug using submersible rubber splice tape or something similar.
The reason all of this has to be done before assembly is because it ensures that all of the parts are equally protected. If you apply protective substances after you finish assembling the system, there is a good chance that dirt will get into small spaces that weren’t properly coated.
#3) Make Sure That the Battery Bank and PV Array are Correctly Sized
If you’re using a solar panel or wind power system, you should make sure that your battery bank is big enough to carry six to ten days of load.
You’ll always have a nice back-up supply of power. And you’ll also be able to use your batteries a little more gently so you don’t have to constantly drain them.
#4) Fully Charge The Batteries Every Three Weeks
At the very least, make sure to fully charge your batteries every 3 weeks.
This reduces corrosion on the inside and ensures equalization.
#5) Keep Your Batteries at an Ideal Temperature
Because temperature extremes cause batteries to deteriorate much faster, it is important that you keep your batteries in a place where the temperature is relatively stable.
Aside from enclosed above-ground structures, you can also create a structure that is partially underground. This way the temperature in the structure will remain the same no matter what the weather is like outside.
In addition, make sure that the charge controller or inverter system has a built in temperature compensation feature. This is necessary because the charge voltage limit of a battery increases as temperature drops and decreases at temperatures increase.
#6) Don’t Install More Than Three Parallel Battery Strings
Ideally, your battery bank should only be made up of a single series of cells. The more cells that are included, the higher the chance of there being random defects. There’s also a greater chance of losing equalization, resulting in cells failing prematurely.
If you can’t stick to just a single series of cells in your battery bank, limit it to three parallel battery strings.
#7) Install a Renewable Energy System Digital Monitor
A renewable energy system monitor will help you keep track of the performance of your system (including the battery bank).
It will also help you troubleshoot any issue that comes up with your system so you can troubleshoot it before it turns into a bigger problem.
This will be particularly important if you are relying on the power from your off-grid power system and living in a remote area.
It will also help you maintain your batteries so you don’t have any surprise repairs that are costly and could have been avoided.
What else can you do to make your lead-acid deep cycle batteries last longer?
There are additional ways you can extend the life of your deep cycle lead-acid batteries. We cover all of these methods in the EZ Battery Reconditioning Program.
Additionally, you can also bring old or dead lead-acid deep cycle batteries back to life again with the EZ Battery Reconditioning program.
This will allow you to give your old batteries a “2nd life”. So you don’t have to buy new pricey batteries for your battery bank.
Or you can even build an entire battery bank with used batteries. That can get for free (or dirt cheap), that you recondition with our system.