Batteries & Care
The first thing to do when
using a new cordless tool for the first time, read the instructions
for proper care and maintenance.
Battery Memory was an issue when cordless
tools first hit the market in the 70's. After the first, initial
charge of a new battery of today, there is no need to be concerned
about waiting for a complete discharge prior to recharging.
When the power of a battery begins to wane,
recharge it before it goes completely dead.
Do not leave a battery to stay connected to
a charger after it has signaled that the battery is completely
charged; this may cause over heating. If a battery is fully charged,
do not recharge it as it could shorten the battery life.
Keep your batteries as cool as possible;
when not in use, disconnect them from the tool and store them in a
cool location; not a refrigerator. Do not leave them in the
sun; let your battery cool down before putting it on a charger.
Only put your battery on a charger just
prior to when you will be using it. Eventually, all
rechargeable batteries will wear out no matter how they are
maintained and used; the life of your battery depends on the
1. Always perform a complete charge on the
charger just prior to use in a cool environment out of the sun.
2. Put a battery on the charger the moment
you feel/hear the tool losing power; avoid letting the battery drain
to the point of no power.
3. Keep your charger unplugged when
not in use.
4. When a battery is in storage,
ensure that the terminals are covered to avoid contact with other
metal objects that can drain or short out the battery.
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