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  1. #1
    Gav
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    hi all,

    I got a spare battery with my new spv m2000 (also know as the HTC blue
    angel). Anyway, its li-ion and am wondering how long you can store
    such a battery safely?

    I recall many times finding old AAA batteries that had been laying for
    a while and they were leaking fluids - I know its a totally different
    tye of battery but can I store a li-ion battery indefinately without
    fear of this sort if thing happening?

    Is it best to just rotate batteries rather than wait till my current
    one expires before using the spare?

    thanks guys :-D



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  2. #2
    Mike S.
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    Re: long term battery storage (li-ion)


    In article <[email protected]>,
    Gav <[email protected]> wrote:
    >hi all,
    >
    >I got a spare battery with my new spv m2000 (also know as the HTC blue
    >angel). Anyway, its li-ion and am wondering how long you can store
    >such a battery safely?


    The chemicals comprising a LiIon cell are said to have a maximum useful
    service life of about 3 years - whether the cell is actually used or not.
    After that time, internal degradation markedly reduces the capacity.

    >I recall many times finding old AAA batteries that had been laying for
    >a while and they were leaking fluids - I know its a totally different
    >tye of battery but can I store a li-ion battery indefinately without
    >fear of this sort if thing happening?


    Yes.

    >Is it best to just rotate batteries rather than wait till my current
    >one expires before using the spare?


    Depends on your usage pattern. Because LiIon cells have a finite shelf
    life, stockpiling unused batteries is often not an effective strategy. If
    you are going to do frequent "top off" charges, this will cut into the life
    of the cell and rotating between 2 batteries may be a more effective
    strategy.



  3. #3
    Gav
    Guest

    Re: long term battery storage (li-ion)

    Hi,

    sorry for lack or response - I just wanted to say thankyou for your
    thoughts. I will go with rotating the batteries every now and then I
    think.

    One other thing, why did those old AAA batteries leak anyway? :-)

    [email protected] (Mike S.) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Gav <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >hi all,
    > >
    > >I got a spare battery with my new spv m2000 (also know as the HTC blue
    > >angel). Anyway, its li-ion and am wondering how long you can store
    > >such a battery safely?

    >
    > The chemicals comprising a LiIon cell are said to have a maximum useful
    > service life of about 3 years - whether the cell is actually used or not.
    > After that time, internal degradation markedly reduces the capacity.
    >
    > >I recall many times finding old AAA batteries that had been laying for
    > >a while and they were leaking fluids - I know its a totally different
    > >tye of battery but can I store a li-ion battery indefinately without
    > >fear of this sort if thing happening?

    >
    > Yes.
    >
    > >Is it best to just rotate batteries rather than wait till my current
    > >one expires before using the spare?

    >
    > Depends on your usage pattern. Because LiIon cells have a finite shelf
    > life, stockpiling unused batteries is often not an effective strategy. If
    > you are going to do frequent "top off" charges, this will cut into the life
    > of the cell and rotating between 2 batteries may be a more effective
    > strategy.




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