Safety Precautions when Using Li-Ion Batteries

The batteries provided with the SB200 have built in protection which might cause strange effects to occur if the battery is exposed to overstress situations, such as over-charging. The built in protection does affect the battery characteristics, especially in terms of resistance, but will ensure that even incorrect use and bugs in a smart battery application under development does not pose a safety hazard.

Nevertheless, if battery cells heat up, are physically damaged, or shows other signs that can cause or be a consequence of malfunction, the battery cell should be discarded into a safe deposit.

If other batteries without protection are used, observe the safety guidelines following the batteries. Li-Ion and Polymer batteries and packs may explode and cause fire if misused or defective.