What is the cycle life of rechargeable battery?
When a battery experiences a charge and discharge, we call a cycle or a period. In the stated charge and discharge principles and the capacity decline before a stated standard, the total cycles it can undergo called rechargeable battery cycle life.
How to take care of your Powerizer rechargeable battery:
All NiCd, NiMh & Li-Ion rechargeable battery (pack) that we send out is not fully charge. This is due to safety reason during shipping. To ensure the battery (pack) will last a long time for your enjoyment, you need to perform the following steps when you receive our battery (pack).
For NiCd or NiMh battery (pack):
- Charge the battery (pack) fully before using.
- Discharge the battery (pack) fully (down to 1.0V per cell) before charging it again or till it won't operate your device.
- Repeat steps 1&2 four (4) times to condition the battery so it can reach its full capacity
- We recommend recharge the battery (pack) at least once every 2 months to maintain the battery's capacity.
For Li-Ion battery (pack):
- We recommend recharge the battery (pack) at least once every 2 months to maintain the battery's capacity or
- When the battery is drop below 3.0V or
- If it is a pack when it reach the minimum voltage (# of cells x 3.0V) you should recharge the battery pack. Ex: for a 14.8V pack (4 cells x 3 = 12V). If your pack reaches 12V, you should recharge the battery pack.
Rechargeable battery for solar light:
Perform the above steps with an AC battery charger before inserting it into your solar light. If no AC charger is available, then make sure you insert the battery in the morning so it got plenty of sunlight to charge up these batteries. Otherwise, you might run the risk of over discharge the battery and the low current generated by the solar panel won't be able to charge these batteries.