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How can I maximize the performance of my battery?
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There are several steps you can take to help you get maximum
performance from your battery:

Prevent the Memory Effect - Keep the battery healthy by fully charging
and then fully discharging it at least once every two to three weeks.
Exceptions to the rule are Li-Ion batteries which do not suffer from the
memory effect.

Keep the Batteries Clean - It's a good idea to clean dirty battery contacts
with a cotton swab and alcohol. This helps maintain a good connection
between the battery and the portable device.

Exercise the Battery - Do not leave the battery dormant for long periods of time. We recommend using the battery at least once every two to three
weeks. If a battery has not been used for a long period of time, perform the
new battery procedure described above.

Battery Storage - If you don't plan on using the battery for a month or
more, store it in a clean, dry, cool place away from heat and metal objects.
NiCad, NiMH and Li-Ion batteries will self-discharge during storage;
remember to recharge the batteries before use.

Sealed Lead Acid - (SLA) batteries must be kept at full charge during
storage. This is usually achieved by using special trickle chargers. If you
do not have a trickle charger, do not attempt to store SLA batteries for
more than three months.

Last update: 07:36 PM Monday, May 1, 2006


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