So they wouldn’t take a charge when the equipment they’re in is running in the cold? Keeping a maintainer on any battery type will heat up the battery somewhat, if sending a charge….
A maintainer won't significantly warm a battery when it is in float mode. Lithium batteries should not be charged below freezing...So they wouldn’t take a charge when the equipment they’re in is running in the cold? Keeping a maintainer on any battery type will heat up the battery somewhat, if sending a charge….
Yeah, that was quite something in the EV community when that bomb cyclone rolled across the continent! There was an awful lot of misunderstanding and more than a little consternation. But at least EV's typically have far more sophisticated BMS's than do most Lithium-powered devices... that mostly hides all the ugly details from users.Speaking of cars, did you notice on the news that many people had charging issues with their electric cars during that bitter cold snap a few weeks ago. It was a surprise that they didn't expect for sure!
To help explain Dutchy, I pulled this from the same Wen manual. Basically what's been stated above.So I’m asking again….an alternator will charge a lithium battery how in cold weather? Your statement above states “internal temperature”. So the key is keeping the internal temp above 25F. A slight current draw or charge will generate some heat.I’m Simply advising Robh that a maintainer should help, but I may have missed where he’s located. Extreme cold would be a good reason to remove the battery or move the whole generator to a warmer location. You certainly don’t want to struggle with equipment in the middle of an emergency…😬
WEN states there that "Lithium-ion batteries can be damaged or suffer a shortened lifespan if they are charged in very cold temperature (below freezing)."To help explain Dutchy, I pulled this from the same Wen manual. Basically what's been stated above.