Charging Your Lithium Battery
Frequently Asked Questions
Looking after Your Lithium Battery
LOOKING AFTER YOUR SKYRICH LITHIUM BATTERY
Batteries will always perform better and last longer when they are treated correctly.
1.The battery should be stored at 70% state of charge (approx). It’s important to keep track of this over long periods of time to make sure it does not fully discharge.
2. The battery should be stored in a clean, dry and ventilated environment, not in contact with any corrosive substance and away from heat and fire.
- The battery should be transported at 70% state of charge (approx).
- The battery should be packed with insulation and shockproof material to avoid damage from sudden jolts and collision.
- The battery should be handled with care when loading and unloading during transport.
- Do not transport the batteries together with flammable, explosive objects or sharp metal goods.
- Disconnect the battery cable if the vehicle is in storage or used infrequently. Or use a standard maintenance charger to maintain the battery.
- If the battery is left for a period of time, check the voltage if lower than 12.4 Volts, recharge as described on the charging label.
- Keep the terminals clean and securely fastened.
- Regularly check the battery terminals for any residue, keep them clean and free from moisture as this will ensure that the transfer of energy from the battery is consistent.
- The battery is factory sealed and requires no topping up of any fluid. Never attempt to open the battery.
- Do not immerse the battery in water.
- Do not use or store the battery near sources of fire or heat.
- Do not reverse the positive (+) or negative (-) terminals.
- Do not put the battery into a fire or apply direct heat to it.
- Do not short-circuit the battery by connecting wires or other metal objects to the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals.
- Do not pierce the battery casing or break it open.
- Do not strike, throw, or subject the battery to severe physical shock.
- Do not directly solder the battery terminals.
- Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the battery in any way.
- Do not use the battery in combination with primary batteries (such as dry cell batteries) or batteries of different capacity, type, or brand.
- Do not use the battery if it gives off an odour, generates heat, becomes discoloured or deformed, or appears abnormal in any way. If the battery is in use or being recharged, remove it from the device or charger immediately and discontinue use.
- Do not use more than one battery in parallel or in series.
- Do not press on indicator button longer than a few seconds.
- Do not dispose of the battery before completely discharged.
- Do not charge the battery with a charging voltage over 15.0V.
- Do not charge the battery with a charger with an automatic “desulphation mode” function.
- Please secure battery terminals with original screws and nuts securely.
- The cranking performance will be affected when environments temperature is lower than -5℃.
- Keep out of reach of Children and Pets.
“Batteries rarely die a natural death, they are usually murdered “ (unknown)
Disposing of Your Lithium Battery
LITHIUM BATTERY DISPOSAL
At some point your battery, no matter how well you have maintained it, will reach a point where it needs to be replaced. As a supplier of industrial batteries Kirkpace Ltd has a responsibility to take back old batteries for disposal.
You may find that your local household waste facility has the means to accept old batteries that are regarded as Hazardous Waste. In the first instance, you should check with your local authority if LiFePO₄ battery can put into the general dust bin. If so, fully discharge the battery before disposal, such as using a 12V light until it is no longer lit. We expect that there will also be recycling available in some locations, and more coming in the years ahead.
Kirkpace will accept the return of your old battery when it comes to end-of-life, this is a free service but you will have to return the battery to us.
Please note that lithium ion batteries are regarded as Class 9 Hazardous and must be treated as such.
It meets the European ROHS standards for environmental health.
- try to incinerate your lithium battery
- crush or break open your lithium battery
- dispose of your battery in usual household waste
- bury your battery
Damaged Lithium Batteries
Please be aware that it is not permitted to send damaged lithium batteries by post or carrier. If your battery becomes damaged, including broken casing and stripped out terminals you MUST take it to a Hazardous Waste collection point – phone your local authority for details.