Battery / Charger questions, General S. O. P.

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I now have two tools, batteries and chargers.  I am sure the information is available either here or in the manual, but I sure would like to see general battery/charger Use Procedures listed clearly. 

Specific Questions:  Once a battery is charged, how long should one wait to unplug the charger or remove the battery?  Is it OK to simply take the battery off of the charger and leave the charger plugged in indefinitely? If the charger should be unplugged, it seems that perhaps using a timer for the power would be good.  If so, how long should the timer be set? 

The Owner's Manual has a small diagram showing/listing the various codes of the flashing, colored lights on the charger.  It would be GREAT if you folks could put a colored 8-1/2" X 11" version of that chart on this site.  I would print it, laminate it, and hang it up in the garage.  Is cold weather hard on the batteries?  Should I bring them in from the garage for the winter?

I think that's about all for now - Thanks!!  BTW, I love these things, getting rid of the 2 Stroke thingies!!!  At 75, it is sweet!
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I have several chargers that have been plugged in for more than a year in the mud room without issues (temperature controlled)...:)

I have removed batteries as soon as they are charged and have installed them in weed whackers and chainsaws and used them immediately...:)

Depending on how cold it gets in your garage...Charger's Optimum Charging Temperature 32°F-104°F (0°C-40°C)

  •   For best results, your battery should be charged in a location where the temperature is greater than 32°F (0° C) and less that 104°F (40° C). Do not store it outside or in vehicles.

  •   Under extreme usage or temperature conditions, battery leakage may occur.If liquid comes in contact with your skin, wash immediately with soap and water, then neutralize with lemon juice or vinegar. If liquid gets in your eyes, flush them with clean water for at least 10 minutes, and then seek immediate medical attention. Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury.

  •   Do not let gasoline, oils, petroleum-based products, etc. come in contact with plastic parts. These substances contain chemicals that can damage, weaken or destroy plastic.

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