How to Store Batteries

battery-1930820_640To get the most from your batteries, learning about state-of-the-art conditions and proper storage temperatures will help you prolong the life of your battery.

And the suggestions that we’re about to share with you today are perfect for aircraft batteries, car batteries, and the batteries that you’ll put in everyday devices. So, to help you truly get the best experience from every battery that you own, please pay close attention to the information that we’re sharing with you today.

Battery Storage Recommended Temperature

If you plan to store your battery for maximum effectiveness, it’s best to store it at the temperature of 15°C or 59°F. At this temperature, you will achieve the best results.

On the extreme side, the highest potential temperature that you can store your aircraft or other vehicle battery is at 40°C to 50°C, and most battery chemistries will be able to last under these extreme temperatures. But it is definitely not recommended.

What Could Happen During the Battery Storage Process?

During the battery storage process, you can expect two particular things to happen.

  1. The battery will self discharge. If this happens, you are going to need to recharge the battery before you can actually use it.
  1. The battery will suffer from non-recoverable losses. If this were to happen, your battery is going to experience permanent damage, lower its charging capacity, and it just won’t work as well as it used to.

So, in order to prevent these two negative situations from happening to your battery, we recommend following simple guidelines that we are going to share with you below.

According to AERO, concorde aircraft batteries providers, “Gill has become the OEM battery for Beech, Raytheon, Cessna, Learjet, Mooney, Piper, Ayres, Air Tractor, Maule, and many other manufacturers.”

Simple Battery Storage Guidelines to Live by

When storing your batteries, you obviously want them to last so that you can get the most out of them when it comes time to use them again.

With that in mind, we’ll now take a look at a number of guidelines to follow that will make the battery storage process simple and effective.

  1. Primary batteries have the ability to store very well. As a matter of fact, you can store primary lithium and alkaline batteries for as long as 10 years. You will experience moderate loss capacity, but they will hold up over the test of time.
  1. When you decide to store one of your batteries for a particular piece of equipment, it’s always best to actually remove the battery from said equipment first before putting the battery in storage. And when you do remove the battery from the device, it’s best to keep it stored in a cool and dry place.
  1. Do your best to avoid letting your batteries freeze. If your batteries do freeze, it will have a negative effect on their ability to hold a charge. It’s also important to know that batteries in a discharged state actually have the ability to freeze faster than charged batteries, so keep that in mind.
  1. When storing nickel-based batteries, do not store them for more than 3 to 5 years. Any time after that period will result in battery capacity loss. You can store nickel-based batteries at zero voltage, and when you go to use them again, make sure you prime them first.
  1. It is important to store lithium-ion batteries in a charged state. And ideally it’s best to leave them at a 40% charge. By doing this, you will prevent triggering sleep mode by keeping the battery from dropping below 2.50V/cell.

Conclusion
Please follow these guidelines the next time you have to store your batteries for any reason at all.

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