Ignoring the data sheet of a batterie in some way. Is it bad?

Volta

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If I have a Lifepo4 cell and its data sheet say "chargeing current: 500mAh, 3.6V"...is it bad for the batterie to charge it with less current and only up to 3.5V?
 

hamhanded

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Perfectly safe. Those particular specifications are maximums and LiFePo4 doesn't generally experience memory effect.
 

KITROBASKIN

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If you also avoid numerous severe discharges (and let them sit there), your battery will likely serve longer.

Some people charge no higher than 3.4V, claiming that it is over 90%(?) charged at that level.

diysolarforum is a good source for LFP battery health.
 
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