Here are a few steps you can take to help you get the most performance out of your battery:
1. Prevent Memory Effect - Charge and fully discharge at least every two to three weeks to keep the battery healthy.The exception to this rule is lithium-ion batteries, which are not affected by the memory effect.
2. Keep the battery clean - it is best to clean dirty battery contacts with a cotton swab and alcohol.This helps maintain a good connection between the battery and the portable device.
3. Exercise the battery - don't let the battery stay dormant for a long time.We recommend using the battery at least every two to three weeks.If the battery has not been used for an extended period of time, perform the new battery break-in procedure above.
4. Battery Storage - If you are not going to use the battery for a month or more, please store it in a clean, dry, cool place away from heat and metal objects.NiCd, NiMH, and Li-Ion batteries self-discharge during storage; remember to charge the battery before use.
5. Sealed lead-acid batteries (SLA) must be kept fully charged during storage.This is usually achieved by using a special trickle charger.Do not attempt to store SLA batteries for longer than three months if you do not have a trickle charger.