Li-ion / LiPo Battery Storage and Permanent Capacity Loss

A fully charged Li-ion / LiPo cell is approximately 4.2 volts (3.7 volts under load). Li-ion / LiPo is different from other battery chemistries as it should never be stored fully charged. Li-ion / LiPo should be stored approximately “half full” (40% – 50% of full charge).

Li-ion / LiPo batteries function via a chemical reaction that occurs inside their sealed enclosure. Providing power is a chemical reaction, while the aging/degrading process is another chemical reaction. Chemical reaction doubles its speed for every ten degrees increase of ambient temperature.


See Also:
Sealed Lead Acid vs Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries
Charging Lead Acid Battery Basics
Cell balancing and battery replacement
How To Use, Maintain and Dispose of Batteries
Overview of Batteries in Series or Parallel
How To RENEW CAR & TRUCK Batteries at Home
Preventive Maintenance of Lead Acid Batteries
Battery Packs
Batteries Rechargeable (Secondary)
Battery Shelf Life
Battery Storage and Handling FAQs with Aaron Cunningham from Zeus Battery


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