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Battery Chemistry

Battery Chemistry and Caring for Your New Rechargeable Batteries



Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion):

Completely charge the battery prior to the initial use. Your new Li-Ion battery may need to be cycled (a cycle is defined as one complete charge and complete discharge) a couple of times before it will give you the full expected run time. Charge after each use, and every couple of months when not in use. Do not leave the battery in equipment when not in use. Li-Ion batteries DO NOT need to be completely discharged after each use however, we recommend a cycle every-other month.



Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH):

Completely charge the battery prior to the initial use. Your new Ni-MH battery may need to be cycled (a cycle is defined as one complete charge and complete discharge) a couple of times before it will give you the full expected run time. Charge after each use, and every couple of months when not in use. Do not leave the battery in equipment, when not in use. Ni-MH batteries DO NOT need to be completely discharged after each use however, we recommend a cycle every month for Ni-MH batteries.



Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd):

Completely charge the battery prior to the initial use. Your new Ni-Cd battery may need to be cycled (a cycle is defined as one complete charge and complete discharge) a couple of times before it will give you the full expected run time. Do not leave the battery in equipment when not in use. Ni-Cad batteries SHOULD be fully discharged every 3-4 cycles.