Lithium batteries often referred to as Lithium-ion, have been super sources of power in such consumer products as laptops and cell phones for many years. The average user may not be aware that these types of batteries are even powering their units.
They just know that for the most part, it contains a battery that needs charging… sometimes at least once a day. Even so, having some knowledge of lithium battery safety is important.
CAN'T TOUCH THIS
Unlike the old days of portable radios and other handheld products, many of today's machines that use lithium batteries don't require much human interaction.
Just plug in a charging adapter and let it do its business. However, there ARE several types of consumer products that CAN utilize lithium batteries and tend to benefit more when they're used.
Perhaps the most popular product these days that perform better when fed a diet of lithium batteries, is LED flashlights. When lithium cells power a flashlight, it'll be brighter and have a much longer run time than a light that only takes standard batteries.
BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY
Sometimes though with all the advances in technology, we need to be aware of safety precautions that the manufacturer sets forth. With everything we use, there are best practices to follow and ways of making the products last longer, as well as being safer.
Let's say the flashlight you keep in the junk drawer of your kitchen has seen better days and you'd like to upgrade it to something more powerful. In that case, lithium batteries could be in your future, so a crash course on keeping the cells healthy could be valuable information in the long run.