Article ID : 00032752 / Last Modified : 08/16/2015

What is the recommended procedure for storing and charging a rechargeable battery?

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Lithium Ion or InfoLithium® battery: Store in a cool, dry place. There is no need to discharge this type of battery before storage.

Nickel Cadmium (NiCad®) battery: Store in a cool, dry place. The battery should be discharged before storage. If the battery is to be stored longer than a year, it should be fully charged and discharged at least once a year to maintain performance.

NOTES:

  • A Lithium Ion or InfoLithium battery can be charged at any time without risking damage to the battery.
  • Standard NiCad batteries should be fully discharged before recharging, otherwise it the battery life may be lowered.
  • NiCad batteries without memory effect can be charged at any time without the risk of lowering the battery life.