As battery technology becomes more and more popular, there is a question that comes up frequently: How do I know whether my LiFePO lithium battery is damaged?
With the development of battery technology, the durability of lithium battery is increasingly going up, while the price of it is gradually decline. This phenomenon tells us that lithium batteries are becoming more reliable and safer. However, inevitably, there are still some battery failures happen, which you should pay much attention to. What signals that your battery is damaged?
There are 5 warning signs shows that your lithium battery is damaged:
- The capacity is reduced.
- The voltage is low.
- The self-discharge rate is high.
- The battery is overheating.
- The battery is bloated.
When it comes to appearance, there are still 4 signs shows the problem.
- Battery overheat
- An expanded battery
- The battery smells bad.
- Battery change color
Facing these problems mean that you need to change your used battery and get a new one, otherwise you will face a lot of potential dangers.
What happens if you use a damaged lithium battery?
The danger of damaged batteries is centered on the small amounts of heavy metals they contain, such as lead, mercury, and cadmium.
These poisonous substance enters human body though all kinds of ways. Over a long period of time, they will accumulate in the human body, causing considerable damage and even death.
- Mercury (Hg) has obvious neurotoxicity, in addition to adverse effects on the endocrine system, immune system, etc., can cause rapid pulse, muscle fibrillation, oral and digestive system lesions;
- Cadmium (Cd) elements enter the human body through various ways, long-term accumulation is difficult to exclude, damage the nervous system, hematopoietic function and bone, and can even cause cancer.
Besides, short circuit, explosion and other dangerous situations will happen, which also damage your other solar energy equipment, making the system fail.
After reading this blog, hope you can figure out where your lithium battery is OK and that will make sense to us. If you lithium battery do fail, welcome contact us for a new one. In the solar battery energy storage system industry, Kingmolenergy (Huarigor) has extensive experience in lithium batteries, solar inverters and solar panels and continues to innovate itself to help customers achieve their goals. It provides integrated solutions for customers to create and transform scenarios. If you have the need to customize lithium batteries, please don’t hesitate to get a free quote.