Lithium-ion batteries have the potential to be dangerous if mishandled or mistreated, although they are not inherently hazardous. It is crucial to familiarize yourself with the information presented in this section to ensure the safety of both yourself and your electronic devices.
The battery safety guidelines provided here are applicable to various types of lithium-ion batteries, including 18650, 21700, 20700, and 26650, among others.
AVOID LOOSE BATTERIES IN YOUR POCKET
To prevent any incidents, always use the provided case to store your batteries when they are not in use. Never place loose batteries in your pocket, purses, bags, or drawers at home. Improper storage practices are the leading cause of battery-related accidents. Exposing batteries to items like keys and coins can easily lead to short-circuits, resulting in explosions or fires.
If you frequently carry multiple batteries with you, consider investing in a larger EVA case capable of accommodating up to four 18650 batteries.
PROTECT BATTERY WRAPS AND INSULATORS
Regularly inspect the wraps and insulators of your batteries for any signs of tears or damage. If a battery's wrap is damaged, it should be promptly repaired or disposed of. The insulator, a circular disk on the battery's top, serves to separate the positive and negative terminals. If these terminals are bridged with a metal object, they can overheat and potentially cause an explosion or severe burns.
AVOID USING BATTERIES UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS
The battery wrap functions as an insulator, keeping the negative terminal securely in place. It is crucial not to use batteries with damaged wraps or insulators. Dispose of such batteries immediately at a recycling point or return them to the retailer, who can repair them by replacing the insulator and wrap. Alternatively, if you are confident in your abilities, you can use wrap repair kits available online, with numerous resources on YouTube providing guidance on the process.
NEVER LEAVE BATTERIES UNATTENDED WHILE CHARGING
Lithium-ion cells should only be charged using a dedicated charger specifically designed for them. Never leave a battery unattended during the charging process, and always remove the batteries from the charger once the charging cycle is complete.
Although charger malfunctions are rare, they are not impossible. It is advisable to recharge your batteries when you are present in the room and able to monitor the process. Additionally, once the battery is fully charged, disconnect it from the power source to prevent overcharging. If you require assistance in choosing the appropriate charger, you can consult our blog or contact our team for guidance.
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