Thermal Runaway

In general, when you take care of your batteries, they will take care of you. However, purchasing counterfeit or knock off batteries, or when lithium-ion batteries are misused or abused – if they are dropped, punctured, cracked, exposed to liquids, or otherwise damaged – they can become unstable and enter a phase called thermal runaway. Signs include a battery that is too hot to touch, melting, smoking, or on fire.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Debunking Power Tool Battery Compatibility Myths It’s a question that comes up a lot, so let’s get to it immediately. Can OEM power tool batteries be replaced with batteries from third-party component suppliers? The answer is a definitive “no.”  Why not? Because each original equipment manufacturer (OEM) has its own proprietary control circuitry for the […]

Shopping for Spare Batteries for Your Power Tool?

Buyer Beware: Counterfeit and Knock-Off Batteries Pose Grave Risk  When you get a new power tool, you will eventually be in the market for primary, spare, or backup batteries to ensure future projects receive the power needed to get the job done.  Getting a battery sounds easy enough, right? But there are some things to […]

Only One Right Way

Why you should recycle your lithium-ion batteries instead of tossing them in the trash Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized power tools and other devices, providing long-lasting, reliable power that is lighter weight, charges quickly, and holds its charge longer. But, like all batteries, eventually even lithium-ion batteries reach the end of their service life. When this […]