Do’s and Don’t for using a Battery

Safety Precautions: 

  1. Handle batteries and/or battery-powered devices cautiously to not damage the battery casing or connections.

  2. Keep batteries from contacting conductive materials (e.g., water, seawater, strong oxidizers and strong acids).

  3. Do not place batteries in direct sunlight, on hot surfaces or in hot locations,

  4. Charging LiPo batteries on surfaces made of cement, ceramic, stone, or steel are good ideas.

  5. If you see that your LiPo is swollen or swelling, immediately stop charging it. Close it up in a safe container and observe it for 15 minutes. Your LiPo is now a potential firecracker that could go off any minute but could un-swell and return to a safe setting.

  6. If you mistakenly allow the positive and negative battery leads to come into contact with each other, be ready to expect a fire or explosion, and on a milder note cell ballooning or cell damage.

  7. When disposing LiPo batteries follow the set of safety rules that will render the object non-lethal to the environment. Disposing in fire or heat is a terribly dangerous idea.

  8. You should invariably store your LiPo’s partially charged. This will encourage them to maintain their performance levels over the long term.

  9. There really is no need to cycle them unless they have been stored for more than 3-6 months and you are bringing them back out for use again.