I picked up an 18 volt Dewalt Cordless Drill and a Dewalt Impact gun
that use the same batteries. Each item came with 2 batteries so I now
have 4 batteries. Batteries cost 90 dollars each and I have four of
them. I would like to store two of them for a couple years. I would
use two of them now, and then when they go bad, break out the other
two. Is it possible to store these batteries? What is the best way to
accomplish this if it is possible?
They can be stored for years and years without maintenance or
degradation. Just store them in a mostly discharged state preferably
in a cool area. Never freeze a Ni-Cad or run the battery down below
.8 volts per cell.
My experience is that nicads will last nearly forever as long as they are in
use. Typically I'll recharge once or twice a week with universal remote
control batteries getting least at about every three months.
Leave the batteries unused in a draw somewhere for 9 months and they'll be
ruined. Recharging twice a year might not be bad advice.
Please take a reading comprehension course.
Which word in "my experience" don't you understand? I've had at least ten sets
of batteries run for 2-3 years with no problems, go out of use, and then be
unuseable after 7-12 months.
I don't understand why you continue to talk apples when I have
repeatedly talked oranges and pointed out the difference between
A uncharged Ni-Cad is unusable but is certainly recoverable and then
usable, so how can they be the same? Example: Ni-Cads sitting on
the shelf at the local K-Mart for a year or more either as spare parts
or included with a cordless phone. Are they unusable? Are
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