Lithium Rechargeable Batteries are a type of battery that can be recharged. The rechargeable batteries consist of lithium cells arranged in combinations. They have a high charge density meaning that they have a long life and can produce voltages from 1.5 V to 3.7 V. Features and Benefits Can store more energy than other rechargeable batteries Have a lower self-discharge rate than other types of rechargeable batteries Include special circuitry to protect the battery from damage due to overcharging or undercharging Designed to be re-charged hundreds of times Hold charge longer than other types of batteries How do lithium rechargeable batteries work? Rechargeable lithium batteries provide energy when in use. When you connect the battery to a charger, the lithium ions move in the opposite direction through the electrolyte than during use. As they move from the internal cathode to the anode, the battery is recharged. How should you store Lithium Ion batteries? When not in use the voltage slowly drops therefore it is best to store the batteries with a full or partial charge. I f storing for a long time it would be good to take out the battery and recharge every few months. How should you dispose of Lithium Ion batteries? Lithium rechargeable batteries should be recycled, most places that sell the rechargeable batteries will let you take them back for recycling. Warning Never incinerate these type of batteries as they can explode.