Benefits of Using Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries
It’s important to properly charge your rechargeable Lithium battery to the specific voltage and with limited current, otherwise, this can be a safety risk. The benefits of lithium batteries can make them more ideal than other household batteries. Lithium batteries can:
- Have a high power capacity without being too big
- Retain its charge longer than a nickel-cadmium battery
- Recharge faster
- Last longer and can be charged over and over again
BatteryProducts.com has rechargeable Energizer and Energizer lithium batteries. The Energizer AA Lithium 1.5 Volt battery lasts up to 7x longer than alkaline batteries. When lithium batteries become fully drained, how do you dispose of them? Luckily, we have this information for you.
How to Dispose of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Lithium-ion batteries are constructed using a negative and positive electrode and an electrolyte. Generally, the electrolyte is lithium salt in an organic solvent. The negative electrode is usually made from carbon. The positive electrode is a metal oxide.
The best way to dispose of rechargeable, lithium, and lithium-ion batteries is to recycle them. You can always take your lithium batteries to a waste management center to be certain it gets recycled correctly. There are no federal regulations for the disposal of lithium batteries, but some states have guidelines when it comes to battery disposal. You should contact or research your local government if there are guidelines when it comes to disposing of your lithium batteries.
How to Store Lithium-Ion Batteries
When it comes to storing lithium batteries, temperature, range of voltage and charge should all be considered. Always read what the battery manufacture says about battery storage. Energizer, Duracell, and all brands’ storage recommendations may vary. The general rules of thumb are to store your batteries in dry, low heat, room temperature environments to maximize lifetime.