Today most of use own some type of mobile computer. This device could be a laptop computer, tablet or smart phone. These devices all have one thing in common. They use a rechargeable battery to make them mobile. The batteries that allow them to be mobile are rechargeable. However these batteries eventually start to decline in their ability to hold a charge and eventually die. They will have to be replaced and of course this will cost you money. Would it not be nice to extend the life of these costly batteries that your mobile device relies on? Reconditioning the battery that your mobile device uses is one way of doing this.
Most mobile devices today use a lithium-ion battery. This battery holds a large charge compared to its size. The technology uses lithium ions to create its charge. When the battery is discharging, providing power for your mobile device, the lithium ions are moving from its negative electrode to its positive electrode. The flow of electrons is reversed when the battery is charging.
The process of discharging and charging the battery eventually wears the electrodes out. This is due to chemical changes in the electrodes. This process is strongly temperature-dependent and will increase if the battery is stored or used at higher temperatures. Therefore the life span of the lithium-ion will be decreased if operated or stored in high temperatures. The life span of a lithium-ion battery dwelling above 30°C (86°F) will be shortened. To extend the life of your batteries store them at room temperature, that is between 20 and 25 degrees C. It not recommended to leave you battery charging in your car especially when the weather is warm and sunny.
Storing your battery in a fully charged state will also shorten its life span. This is because when it is in a fully charged state oxidation of the lithium-ion is at its highest rate.
If you are storing your lithium-ion battery for an extended period of time, discharge it to about 40 percent and keep it in a cool place such as your refrigerator. Do not put it in your freezer.
These tips will help extend the life of the lithium-ion battery used in your mobile device. This means the number of charge/discharge cycles it can go through before it starts to go into decline will be increased. Extending the number of charge/discharge cycles will save you money.