Best way to store a battery?Accessories


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  1. gornul

    gornul Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just got my new Bidallies 1500 in, installed, and charged. I'm probably never going back to my stock 1350, but I'm unsure what to do with it. Obviously I want to keep it in case I ever have problems with the Bidallies, but what's the best way to actually store it? Full charge, half charge? In a desk drawer at room temperature or in the freezer or something?

    Anyone got answers on this one?
     

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  2. DustinF00

    DustinF00 Well-Known Member

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    Charge it, place it in a cool, dry place where the temperature doesnt fluctuate too much - preferably not below 50 degrees F or above 90 degrees F.

    Otherwise - it should be fine sitting in a desk draw in a room that is normally air conditioned during the summer and heated in the winter.

    this would be over kill - but every 6 months or less - I would through it in a charger.
     
  3. sabrewings

    sabrewings Well-Known Member

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    The optimum charge to store a battery with Li-Ion/Polymer chemistry is half charge. Full charge or dead will hurt the battery over time just sitting there. This is why batteries ship with a half charge, since that's best for storage.
     
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    dm33 Well-Known Member

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    Half charge. Keep it cool, not hot. It will very slowly lose charge, so recharge some every few months. If it completely loses charge, its toast.
     
  5. wayrad

    wayrad Well-Known Member

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    I've always heard it should be about 40% charged, sealed in a plastic bag with some silica gel or other desiccant to avoid condensation, and stored in the fridge.
     

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