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Forum topic by CTW posted 01-30-2015 09:14 PM 870 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CTW

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01-30-2015 09:14 PM

Should I store batteries off the tool. Currently I am storing batteries on the tool in the case provided by DeWalt.

Thanks, CTW


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#1 posted 01-30-2015 09:21 PM

Doesn’t matter. Self discharge will happen on those 18v batteries regardless of where they are stored.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 01-30-2015 09:22 PM

Thanks

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#3 posted 01-30-2015 10:30 PM

Lithium batteries have a very slow self discharge.
It is possible the tool would apply some small phantom load to the battery when not in use.
My Milwaukee tools have held a charge with the battery on the tool for over a year. Not sure about DeWalt.
But, if in doubt, it could not hurt to store the battery off the tool as long as nothing shorts out the connector contacts.

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#4 posted 01-30-2015 11:28 PM

One thing worth mentioning is don’t store drained or nearly drained batteries for long periods of time. You may come back to a paper weight. Top them up if you don’t plan on using them for a while.

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