You probably know that rechargeable batteries don’t last forever, but a little TLC and smart usage can extend the life and performance of your trusty tool batteries.
Draining batteries isn’t healthy. Charge them before they drop below a 20% charge, but DO NOT make it a habit to recharge your batteries after every short use.
Batteries don’t like to sit. Keep those electrons moving and be sure to store the batteries properly after each use. (See #4).
Most batteries perform best when they always stay charged. Li-ion batteries do prefer partial charges but it’s OK to fully charge them for big projects.
High temperatures, moisture and shock can damage Li-ion batteries. Keep them cool, dry – and don’t drop them!
If your tool starts to falter, charge it or use a backup battery. Try not to deep discharge your battery when you can avoid it.
Many tools have different speed and power settings. Get longer use time by choosing a lower setting if it can do the same job.
Many tools have built-in protection against overcharging, which harms the battery and reduces its life. If yours does not, promptly remove from the charger.
All batteries are not alike. Interstate’s high-quality tool batteries deliver long-lasting performance for all of your power tools and lawn and garden equipment.