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Reconditioning Lithium Ion Batteries

I'm looking for a DIY method for reconditioning Lithium Ion batteries. Or, if that's not easily doable, someone who knows to tell me so i can just bite the bullet and buy a new one. Thanks in advance!

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Punkguyta9 years ago
Well like nihm and nicad batteries, you'd assume that the lose of capacity has something to do with cellulite buildup on the contacts within the battery (cellulite right or is it electrolyte??) But I think that due to the characteristics of lithium metal, I think the loss of capacity is probably just the lithium powder inside just can't hold a charge anymore.

You ya wanna try zolting it with some high voltage like Someone tried before, be prepared to lose a finger or some limb on your body. Apparently lithium batteries like to explode when you try to restore them.

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Correct word: Electrolyte.. the catalyst that makes the electrochemical reactions work
royalestel (author)  Punkguyta9 years ago
Yeah, I didn't want to ignite the thing.
There's a chance it might not do anything but get warm. But lithium as it is as a material on the periodic table, it's chemical properties are VERY unstable. Early lithium batteries (1960's era) were solid lithium batteries, like solid lithium metal, not powdered lithium that's in batteries now. They were found to be very unstable with charging, but had capacity capabilities that are supposedly even better than current lithium batteries (that's a first). But sadly because of fires and whatnot, that's why they searched for an alternative and that's what we have now. This is why there were so many problems with "exploding laptop batteries" a while ago, while the explosions were caused by manufacturing defects in the battery, if they weren't lithium batteries, they wouldn't have burst into flames like they did. Again, it's very unstable even today.
So just to add to this which is really better nicd NiMh or Li-Ion
It really depends on the application bro. I still personally think Li-on batteries are the best other than price range and charging can be a little tempermental. Ni-cad batteries are shite, they don't have that many charge cycles and heat is an easy destroyer of Ni-cads. Ni-mh batteries are kind of similar but heat doesn't affect them as badly as Ni-cd, also they have 1000-2000 charge cycles.
Thanks for the info. but still have to buy a new battery
Ahem, that would be cellulose.
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