George Vondriska discusses some of the key advantages to using woodworking tools with lithium ion batteries. You’ll learn about their size to power ratio, charge cycles, and what additional benefits they can provide for your shop.
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You did not mention charge memory. Is it true that lithium ion batteries do not have a memory? In other words, if you charge a lithium ion battery before it is fully discharged, it will still be able to take a full charge? It is my understanding that nicad batteries will eventually not be able to take a full charge if they are continually charged before fully discharged. I used to tie down the trigger on my nicad powered tools to fully discharge them before charging to avoid the “memory” problem; at least as I perceived it.
Here’s what the experts had to say about your question:
Lithium Ion batteries do not have the “memory” problem that Nicad batteries do. You can charge them at any time and they can achieve a full charge.
Please let us know if you have any further questions
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do ni clad battery need to be replace after a certain number of years?
Batteries lose their ability to hold a charge over time. Time itself is a factor, but the declining charge capacity is more heavily influenced by the number of charge/drain cycles. In other words, if you charge and drain a battery on a daily basis, it will need to be replaced much sooner than if you let it sit on a shelf