Power and battery

The LI-600N is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery. The LI-600N is shipped partially charged. Before using it the first time, charge the battery to 100% following the instructions below.

Charging considerations

A power supply—either the universal charging adapter or an external battery pack—can be connected to the LI-600N. If using an alternate USB wall charger, ensure that it has at least 1 Amp at 5 VDC.

The LI-600N can be charged when powered on or off. Before using the LI-600N for the first time, charge the battery to 100%. Charging with the instrument powered off and using the universal charging adapter takes approximately 3.5 hours. Charging with the instrument powered off and from a computer USB port takes 8 to 10 hours and is not recommended. To charge in less than two hours, use a USB wall adapter that supports Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ (QC) 2.0 or 3.0. When fully charged, the instrument will operate for approximately 8 hours of active use; however, battery life can vary due to age and amount of use. External battery packs are suggested for expected use longer than 8 consecutive hours.

Charging temperature: the battery will only charge when the pack temperature is within 0 to 45 °C. If the pack reaches a temperature outside this range, it will automatically stop charging.

Powering the LI-600N on and off

To power on the LI-600N, press and hold the round Enter button on top of the instrument.

To power off the LI-600N, navigate to Settings by pressing the left arrow at the Select Configuration screen, then select Shut Down and press the Enter button. If the LI-600N is not responding and the settings cannot be accessed, power off the instrument by pressing and holding the Enter button for seven seconds; avoid this, as the last data record could be lost. Power off the instrument when not in use.

Using the universal charging adapter

The included universal charging adapter is compatible with main power in most localities globally (input: 90 to 264 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz; output: 5 VDC, 1 Amp). You may need to install different blades from the outlet adapter kit to fit your outlets.

Battery warnings and disposal

The LI-600N includes a rechargeable lithium ion battery (3.7 V, 5.2 AH) that must be disposed of safely. Contact LI-COR for a replacement battery. The exclamation point label on the exterior and a warning label on the interior indicate the location of the lithium ion battery compartment.

Caution: Lithium ion batteries may cause environmental damage or damage to human health if they are disposed of improperly. Do not dispose of the batteries in unsorted municipal waste or an incinerator. Many localities have battery recycling facilities that accept lithium ion batteries. Contact your local distributor or the local authorities in charge of waste management to determine how to safely dispose of the battery.