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Li-ion Life Extension

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Spicy Gadget Rolls has some basic tips on extending the life of Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) batteries, commonly found these days in cellphones, laptops, mobile media players, etc…

Battery Storage – If you plan on not using the Lithium battery for prolonged periods of time, then you’ll want to have the charge level at 40% and place the battery in the fridge (not freezer). Storing the battery at 100% charge level applies unnecessary stress and can cause internal corrosion. On the other hand, if the charge is too low, the battery can become permanently unusable, due to battery self discharge. This is why manufacturers recommend storing your Lithium battery at 40% charge, rather than either extreme.

4 Tips to Extend Your Lithium Battery Life [Via] –Link

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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