Why Li-Ion batteries?
Batteries are so ubiquitous today that they're almost invisible to us. Yet they are a remarkable invention with a long and storied history, and an equally exciting future. Basically, batteries are small chemical reactors, with the reaction producing energetic electrons, ready to flow through the external device.
However, new technologies often demand more compact, higher capacity, safe, rechargeable batteries and that’s where the Lithium battery came in. Lithium-ion batteries are lightweight, provide efficient power for consumer electronics and become more and more powerful as the technology develops – perfect for tools. On the other side, let’s not forget that more power density means more application opportunities, but also higher risks in case of misuse or lack of care. These risks aren’t related to a specific brand, they can concern the whole power tool industry. For example, if temperature and pressure in one or more Li-ion cells go out of control and surges beyond the levels that the cell package can withstand, the pack can leak hazardous chemicals and release toxic smoke. So, it’s good to be aware of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to batteries.