Anyone have any info on storing batts for a month or two if they aren't going to be used? Precautions? Down sides?
Dionic HC long term storage
Posted 08 May 2014 - 02:15 PM
Posted 08 May 2014 - 02:23 PM
This is from the HCX manual:
Although lithium ion has good self-discharge characteristics, long term storage in a fully charged condition will result in irreversible capacity loss. This is a problem for all lithium ion batteries – from cell phones to video cameras. Use the battery; do not store it for extended periods.
Batteries should always be stored in a charged state and kept cool. If batteries must be stored for a long period (over 14 days), the battery electronics will enter a “deep sleep” mode, “wake-up” when the battery is picked up, (thus activating its internal motion sensor) subjected to a load, or placed on a charger. It is always a good idea to submit the battery to a discharge/charge cycle from time to time during storage.
I have read that you should discharge to about 40%, then store at 10 degrees C (from another Anton Bauer manual somewhere)
I don't think you should have any trouble if you are storing them for a month or two, especially if you keep them cool and they aren't fully charged.