BATTERY CARE INSTRUCTIONS
To better serve you, we've compiled a simple, step by step set of instructions to educate you on how to properly care for your battery. Following these guidelines will ensure that you get the absolute best performance from your battery.
CHARGING YOUR BATTERY
When your battery arrives at your doorstep, it will most likely need to be charged. Follow these important steps before initial use:
- All packaging must be removed (cellophane, wrapping, etc.)
- Install battery into your phone
Note: Your phone’s battery meter may read false for the first three charging cycles. This is normal.
- Refer to your packing slip for specific charging information for your particular battery
- Charge battery for a minimum 8-12 hours. This is essential for the first 3-5 cycles.
WHICH TYPE OF BATTERY DO YOU HAVE?
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
It is vital that your NiMH battery be completely charged and then completely drained for the first three charging cycles – a process known as “deep cycling.” Simply keep your phone functional until the battery drains. This will condition your battery to ensure that it operates at maximum capacity. You should deep cycle your battery every 40 charges or every three months, whichever comes first.
Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Li-Ion batteries are generally simpler to charge than the NiMH batteries. Unlike the NiMH, the Li-Ion doesn’t require deep cycling and the charging time may even be shorter.
Lithium Polymer (Li- Poly)
Li-Poly batteries are the newest of the three types of batteries listed here and they require the same charging procedures as the Li-Ion battery.
Things to Keep in Mind:
- NiMH batteries average 200-300 charge cycles while Li-Ion batteries average 500-1000.
- The leading cause of charging problems is a dirty battery. Frequently cleaning your battery contacts with rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab will ensure maximum performance. After cleaning your battery, be sure to clear away any remaining cotton from the contact points.
- Lithium-based batteries should never heat up during the charging process. If this occurs, immediately disconnect as you may have a faulty battery or an impaired charger.
- Charge batteries in a safe place at room temperature
- Check that your charger is compatible with your phone
- Carefully follow all charging instructions – both here and on your package
- Freeze your battery
- Handle irresponsibly (i.e., short circuit, crush, drop, penetrate, etc.)
- Expose to high temperatures
- Attempt to disassemble – your battery contains a fluid gel inside that can be harmful to your skin. If contact occurs, flush affected area with water for a minimum of fifteen minutes
Proper Storage of Your Batteries
- Always store your batteries in a cool, dry place - away from heat and metal objects.
- Never store your battery for more than twelve months.
- If you are storing your batteries for future use, be sure to store them at partial charge.
- If you are using multiple batteries for a specific system, be sure to rotate the batteries regularly.
Proper Disposal of Your Batteries
Emtcompany.com is in favor of a green planet. Our facilities employ the famous “Reuse, Reduce, Recycle” motto. We encourage our customers to do the same. Always recycle your batteries. Please call the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corp. (rbrc.org) at 1-800-BATTERY for a battery drop-off location near you.