Home owners use their cordless power tools occasionally and the rest of the time they just remain idle and sitting in their tool box. When the tool isn’t used frequently is that the battery drains itself and affects its overall performance.
Storing the power tool battery properly is an essential aspect of power tools, especially if you want to make sure that the battery lasts long. Listed below are some tips on how to store your power tool battery properly.
Separate the power tool battery from the tool itself, detach it completely and clean off any dust or residue that you may find on it. Clean the battery with a dry cloth to remove any kind of dirt.
Place the battery on a flat surface in an area that will not reach temperatures of as much as 122 F or go below 50F. Make sure that the area where the battery will be stored is away from direct sunlight.
When the batteries are left idle, they discharge automatically so make sure that when you are taking it out of storage that you charge the battery first before putting it to use after a long time. If you plan on storing away the battery for quite some time, then it is a good idea to store it in the unplugged charger dock so that the battery will stay safe and close to the charger for your convenience.
Make sure that you do not make the mistake of leaving the battery in the power tool when putting it away for storage because that will not only ruin the battery but it will damage the power tool as well.