How To Use, Maintain and Dispose of Batteries

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Topping charge, sometimes called trickle or float charge, is applied on a battery that is in service or storage to maintain full charge and to prevent sulfation on lead acid batteries.

CAUTION: Under no circumstances should batteries be incinerated, as fire can cause an explosion. Wear approved gloves when touching electrolyte. On exposure to skin, flush with water immediately. If eye exposure occurs, flush with water for 15 minutes and consult a physician immediately. Overcharging of batteries can cause fire, explosion, chemical spill and/or poisonous chemical gas.

See Also:
Charging Lead Acid Battery Basics


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After ordering, you will receive a UN approved collection pail capable of holding 55 pounds of various batteries. Simply add the batteries to the pail, and once it reaches capacity you send it back to the supplier and they will take care of the recycling process.

This pail works with numerous battery technologies including Alkaline, NiCd, NiMH, Lithium Ion, Silver Oxide, Button Cells, Mercury, Lead Acid and more. You can even put small electronics such as cellphones, activity trackers, smart watches, earbuds, etc) into the bucket for recycling too.


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GlobTek provides detailed use and charging instructions on it’s website for it’s Lithium Ion battery packs, many of which are IEC62133 certified and in stock @ Digikey: