How to Store Rechargeable Batteries

How to Store Rechargeable Batteries

Admin | December 4, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

Rechargeable batteries are cost-effective and can be used for various devices, from radios to toys. Understanding how to store them properly ensures longevity and reliability. Here's a blog to understand how to store them in your storage unit:

1. Charge According to Type:

Identify your battery type: NiCd, NiMH, Li-ion, LiFePO4, or Li-ion polymer.

For NiCd, drain them completely before storage. NiMH batteries should be charged to 30%.

Check the manufacturer's recommendations for specific charging instructions. Some batteries benefit from periodic charging and discharging.

2. Optimal Storage Conditions:

Group similar batteries together in a lidded, plastic container, following the first in, first out (FIFO) principle.

Store batteries in a cool, dry place with an ideal temperature range between 50 and 85 degrees. Consider a climate-controlled self storage unit for added protection, maintaining conditions between 50 and 80 degrees with 30-50% humidity.

3. Retrieving Batteries:

Fully charge batteries before reusing, adhering to recommended charging times.

Avoid overcharging, as it can damage batteries. Once fully charged, promptly remove them from the charger.

4. Dealing with Dead Batteries:

Recycle dead batteries responsibly. Find local recycling centers through a quick Google search.

Store dead batteries temporarily in a lidded plastic container. Cover terminals with electrical tape to prevent sparks and fires.

Choosing the Right Storage:

If you plan to store batteries in a self storage unit, opt for one with climate control. This ensures a humidity range of 30-50% and a temperature between 50 and 80 degrees—ideal for safeguarding your batteries.

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