Why Li-Ion batteries?
Because batteries are so normal to us, we almost forget how remarkable they are. Essentially, they're small chemical reactors, with the reaction producing energetic electrons that flow through the external device.
However, new technologies often demand more compact, higher capacity, safer, rechargeable batteries - which is why the Lithium battery was born. Lithium-ion batteries are lightweight, provide efficient power for consumer electronics, and become more and more powerful as the technology develops – making them perfect for tools. Whilst more power density means more application opportunities, it also brings higher risk in terms of misuse and lack of care.
These risks aren’t related to a specific brand, but affect the whole power tool industry. For example, if temperature and pressure in one or more Li-ion cells surge 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.