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Can the Ni-MH battery charger charge the lithium battery?

by:dcfpower     2021-03-14

Someone sometimes asks: Can I charge the lithium battery with the Ni-MH battery charger? So now I will show you whether it is okay?

As we all know, lithium batteries and nickel-metal hydride batteries (NiMH) are both commercially available batteries. Although they are used in similar applications such as cameras and notebook computers in the application field, they have different chemical properties.

chemical characteristics

Characteristics: Compared with Ni-MH rechargeable batteries, lithium batteries have three times the power in terms of weight and size. The operating voltage of lithium batteries is higher than that of nickel-metal hydride batteries, so fewer batteries are needed to form larger batteries. Lithium is ignited when heated or exposed to oxygen, so overcharged lithium batteries are dangerous.

Chemical characteristics of nickel-metal hydride batteries

Characteristics: Nickel-metal hydride batteries (NiMH) have the same advanced technology, each battery produces a lower voltage, so nickel-metal hydride batteries are larger and heavier than lithium-ion batteries of the same voltage . They will not ignite or explode when exposed to oxygen.

Can the Ni-MH battery charger charge lithium batteries?

In general, both batteries require sophisticated chargers, but they contain very different electronic devices, and the lithium charger has the function of monitoring charging and disabling the power supply when problems are found. And this function is not available in Ni-MH battery chargers. Since all lithium battery pack chargers provide a variety of voltages, currents and charging times, if you do not use the correct settings, it may cause a fire. The charger for NiMH batteries does not have the safety features required for lithium batteries. Therefore, the lithium battery charger can only charge the lithium battery. Using other chargers to charge the lithium battery may cause the lithium battery to overheat, chemical fires and explosions. Therefore, the Ni-MH battery charger and lithium battery pack cannot be used together.

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