Battery Safety

Battery Safety

*I AM NOT A BATTERY EXPERT* But I do use batteries to power my projects and this page includes resources and information that I have found while researching best safety practices for their use. Please read the links below to familiarize yourself with the dangers of Lithium Coin Cell and LiPo Batteries, and please let me know if there are other helpful resources that I should include here. 


Lithium Coin Battery Safety

Lithium coin battery ingestion is a serious topic. Ingestion may lead to serious injury or death, so steps should be taken to prevent children from accidentally ingesting lithium coin batteries.  TechnoChic kits are intended for persons age 8 and up. If ingestion is suspected, call the 24-hour National Battery Ingestion Hotline at 202-625-3333. 

Read more about battery safety and emergency procedures here. 

LiPo Battery Safety

Lithium-ion polymer (also known as 'lipo' or 'lipoly') batteries can be dangerous if mishandled. These batteries can heat up, catch fire, or explode if punctured, bent, or stored incorrectly. One sign of trouble is a "puffy" battery, so be sure to discontinue use if you see your battery puff up. Look for battery disposal programs in your area to dispose of your batteries properly. 

Here are a few videos that I have found helpful:

Because of the popularity of LiPo batteries in drones, there is a lot of information about them from that community.  

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