If at any time you witness a battery starting to balloon, swell up, smoke or become hot, discontinue the charging process immediately, disconnect the battery, and observe it in a safe place for approximately 15 minutes. This may cause the battery to leak, and the reaction with air may cause the chemicals to ignite, resulting in a fire.
Since delayed chemical reaction can occur, it is best to observe the battery as a safety precaution. Observation should occur in a safe area outside of any building or vehicle and away from any combustible material.
Wire lead shorts can cause fire! If you accidentally short the wires, the battery must be placed in a safe area for observation for approximately 15 minutes. Additionally, if a short occurs and contact is made with metal (such as rings on your hand), severe injuries may occur due to the conductibility of electric current.
A battery can still ignite even after 10 minutes.
In the event of any damage due to dropping the charger, you must remove the battery for observation and place it in a safe open area away from any combustible material for approximately 15 minutes.
Some LiPo/Li-ion chargers on the market may have technical deficiencies that may cause it to charge the LiPo/Li-ion batteries incorrectly or at an improper rate. It is your responsibility solely to assure the charger you purchased works properly. Always monitor the charging process to assure your batteries are being charged properly. Failure to do so may result in fire.
Always use a specific Lithium Polymer/Li-ion charger only. Do not use a NiMH or NiCd charger- Failure to do so may cause a fire, which may result in personal injury and property damage.
Also, never charge batteries unattended. When charging LiPo/Li-ion batteries you should always remain in constant observation to monitor the charging process and react to potential problems that may occur.
Lithium batteries have their own life cycle. Please replace old batteries with new ones when they reach their service life or when they are two years old, whichever comes first.
Please note that testing battery properties is your own responsibility. Please test Li-ion batteries you bought from us before using to ensure the batteries can be operated properly and safely in your device. For more information, please contact the manufacturer directly.
Some of the most important safety measure you should take with your new battery include:
You must keep your Li-ion and Polymer battery pack away from children.
Do not build your own battery pack or charger. Always use those specific to your battery and manufactured with a UL certification. Do not modify a charger.
Never make the wrong polarity connection when charging and discharging battery packs. Always double check the polarity of the battery connector to make sure red wire to red wire and black wire to black wire.
Do not mix and use old batteries and new batteries, or batteries with different brand names.
Li-ion and Polymer batteries and packs may explode and cause fire if misused or defective. We require all buyers/users of Li-ion batteries and packs to be professionals and have the capability to handle an emergency.
You must follow our instructions exactly as listed on the manufacturer's product page to control charging and discharging current.
By purchasing Lithium Polymer and Li-ion batteries, the buyer assumes all risks associated with lithium batteries. If you do not agree with these conditions, please return the battery immediately before use.