Household batteries are commonly used in every household in the form of Inverter battery, remote battery, or a car battery. A battery provides the power to our external electronic devices and appliances.
Here in this article, we will mainly focus on the misconceptions people assume when they buy or use household batteries.
Let’s find out to clear your misconception:
- Fully charge the battery before the first use
It is a myth there won’t be any differences in performances if you don’t charge for the very first time. Some accumulators require the calibration process, i.e., letting know the device how the accumulators work. But most of the batteries are self-calibrating. So, they don’t need to be fully charged before their first use.
- Batteries don’t lose charge when not used
It is a complete misconception, and the battery can lose around 40% of charge if not used for a longer period of time. The battery releases the charge between the terminals.
- Discharge the battery completely before a charge
Another misconception people have is discharged the battery fully before charging fully; it doesn’t improve any performance. People also believe that it extends the life of the accumulators, which is completely false information.
- Avoid charging your battery when voltage fluctuates
If you observe the electricity in your home is fluctuating, then immediately switch off the battery to avoid any further issues. Always charge your battery when the supply of the electricity is flowing without any fluctuations.
People may have some queries or questions on how to take care of household batteries? How do I extend the life of my battery? We will go to share some few quick tips and tricks.
- Keep your battery in normal room temperature
- To reduce the accumulation of gases, you should fill the batteries with distilled water on time when needed.
- Keep your battery away from the metal to avoid from electrical conduction
- Check the output voltage of the battery periodically
- Avoid keeping the lead-acid batteries in the discharge state
Hopefully, this information will help you to understand the misconceptions about the household batteries and how to keep your battery safe.