Lithium Battery Safety

Lithium ion batteries are present in most modern electronic devices. They provide high energy density and require low maintenance. They do not require scheduled cycling or have any memory effects that other battery chemistries have, and are environmentally friendly, both in their cost-per-charge and their direct environmental impact upon disposal.

The end user is responsible for safe operation of their Electric Torches and Power Cells, and must exercise caution when using any lithium based power source, including those from Muyshondt.
  • Always charge newly arrived batteries before using.
  • Do not over discharge batteries. If a cell is drained below 2.7 volts damage may result that can reduce the effective lifespan and capacity of the cell, or potentially cause thermal venting.
  • If a cell is discharged below 2.7V, or there is ever doubt about cell damage, discontinue use and dispose of it properly through a local battery recycler.
  • Do not charge cells beyond 4.2V.
  • Do not short circuit the positive and negative terminals.
  • Only use a high quality charger designed specifically for lithium ion cells. It is recommended to charge cells at a 500mA rate to 4.1V, on a charger with a voltage readout.
  • Avoid fully discharging the cells. Recharging from a low state of charge decreases lifespan and capacity.
  • Always follow all local regulations for proper disposal of lithium-ion cells.

The MPC-18650P Power Cell is fitted with an electronic protection circuit that is intended to help improve safety. It is not a system designed for repeated abuse, and following the above guidelines will help maintain safe, reliable operating of the Power Cells in our Electric Torches, and maximize the life and performance from each cell.

The MPC-18350I Power Cell is an unprotected, IMR chemistry lithium-ion cell, and requires precautions on the part of the end user to ensure safe operation and longevity of the cell. You must follow all advice above closely - if you are ever in doubt, do not reuse the cell, and dispose of it at your local battery recycler.

For more information on Lithium Ion cells, please visit Battery University.

Should you prefer to use lithium primary cells, our Electric Torches that use the MPC-18650P and MPC-18350I will also run on CR123A type batteries commonly available worldwide.

The MPC-CR2L Power Cell is a lithium primary cell. It is not rechargeable, and as with all batteries, should be disposed of properly with a local battery recycler when charge is depleted. Do not short circuit the terminals, disassemble, tamper with, or expose the Power Cell to high heat.