Battery Safety

Lithium-ion and lithium polymer cells and battery packs may get hot, ignite or explode and cause serious injury if exposed to abusive conditions. Be sure to follow the safety warnings listed below:

· Do not open the battery pack for any reason; do not remove the battery from the case, and do not reposition the battery inside the case.

· If there is any indication that the battery may be swollen, wet, leaking, cracked, ruptured, or damaged in any way, cease use immediately.

· Do not place the battery in or near fire, on stoves or other high temperature locations. Do not place the battery in direct sunlight, or use or store the battery inside cars in hot weather. Doing so may cause the battery to generate heat, explode or ignite. Using the battery in this manner may also result in a loss of performance and a shortened life expectancy.

· Do not expose battery pack to water or salt water, or allow the battery pack to get wet.

· Do not install the battery backwards so the polarity is reversed.

· Do not connect the positive terminal and negative terminal of the battery to each other with any metal object (such as wire).

· Do not carry or store battery together with necklaces, hairpins or other metal objects.

· Do not pierce the battery with nails, strike the battery with a hammer, step on the battery or otherwise subject it to strong impacts or shocks.

· Do not solder directly onto the battery pack or battery.

· Do not disassemble or modify the battery pack or battery. The battery pack and battery contain safety and protection devices, which, if damaged, may cause the battery to generate heat, explode or ignite. • The protection circuit module provided with battery packs is not to be used as a substitute for a shut-off switch.

· Be sure to follow the warnings listed below while charging the battery. Failure to do so may cause the battery to become hot, explode or ignite and cause serious injury.

· When charging the battery, use a specified battery charger.

· Do not attach the battery to a power supply plug or directly to a car’s cigarette lighter.

· The temperature range over which the battery can be charged is 0°C to 45°C. Charging the battery at temperatures outside this range may cause severe damage to the battery or reduce battery life expectancy.

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