To give you a helping hand we have listed below five ways to keep your batteries working well.
Breaking In New Batteries - New batteries will come with a discharged condition and will need to be fully charged before being used. We would recommend that you fully charge and discharge the new battery 2-4 times which allows it to reach its maximum rated capacity.
Prevent the Memory Effect - Another recommendation to keep your battery healthy is fully charging and then fully discharging it every 2-3 weeks. The only exception to this rule is Li-Ion batteries which do not suffer from the memory effect.
Keep Your Batteries Clean - It is a good idea to clean dirty battery contacts with a cotton swab and alcohol which helps to maintain a good connection between the battery and the portable device.
Exercise the Battery - Do not leave the battery dormant for a long period of time. Vapextech would recommend using the battery at least once every 2-3 weeks. If a battery is not used for a long period of time perform the new battery break in procedure.
Battery Storage - If you do not plan on using the battery for more than a month, we would also recommend storing it in a clean, dry, cool place away from heat and metal objects. NiCad, NiMH and Li-Ion batteries will self-discharge during storage so remember to break them in before use. Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries need to be kept at full charge during storage which is usually achieved by using special trickle chargers. If you do not own a trickle charger, do not attempt to store SLA batteries for more than three months.
If you have any questions about maintaining the performance of your batteries, please do not hesitate to contact Vapextech.