Lithium Ion (L-Ion) rechargeable batteries are a very common technology employed in many consumer electronics. The below suggested best practices and general information will help you achieve the maximum battery performance over the product’s expected lifetime.
- The typical estimated life of a L-Ion battery is 300-500 charge cycles (fully charged-fully discharged-fully recharged) or 2-3 years, whichever occurs first.
L-Ion batteries will slowly discharge when not in use. Do not leave batteries unused for extended periods of time, neither in storage nor in the product. When a battery has been unused for 6 months, charge or dispose of the battery based on charge status.
Rechargeable L-Ion batteries have a limited life and will irreversibly and gradually lose their capacity to hold a charge. Run time decreases as the battery loses capacity.
Elevated temperatures can cause permanent loss capacity and negatively impacts the cycle life. Whenever possible, keep L-Ion batteries in cool conditions to preserve the capacity of the cells.