Do batteries lose their quality if they're unused for years?
ive found a pretty good deal on a ps4 controller
its production date goes back to 2014
i wonder if the battery isnt gonna have the same lifetime as it had when it was built...
- 1 month agoFavourite answer
given the nature of li-ion battery chemistry; it should last long enough for you not to ever notice. IE I have an 2011 iPod classic that I use everyday and the battery lasts as long as it did when I first bought it because I only charge it when it needs charging.
if it's brand new but made in 2014 - it will be fine. if it was made in 2014 and had light use, it will be fine. however if it's been heavily used and charged a lot, that will affect its lifespan but as mentioned; you can change the batteries in them.
- 1 month ago
I think so, i have faced this kind of problem
- khalilLv 71 month ago
yes .... they have a date of BEST BEFORE ...in fact, it eats itself.
- spacemissingLv 71 month ago
All batteries deteriorate over time whether they are used or not.
Different types of rechargeable batteries are affected in different ways.
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- artLv 61 month ago
you do realise that you can get the batteries changed