Battery Storage Help

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Is it better to drain the battery (below 10%) and recharge or keep recharging after use (~50%)
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Ricky

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Posted 1 year ago

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Honestly, it hasn't mattered for me. When I'm done it hits the charger, end of story. Three years later I don't see much if any reduction in run time. But, there is science to it and I'm sure you can squeeze more life, but at a cost of convenience and what I think is a waste of time waiting for batteries to be the correct charge.
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Ideally, lithium batteries are stored at a low charge percentage. Storing at a high charge percentage can accelerate the loss of capacity over time.

The effects of this are difficult to measure and probably not noticeable by the average user. Ego's built in long-term storage mode (30% charge capacity) is likely the 90% solution for most people.

Translated, that generally means don't sweat it. ;-)
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It's almost 100F outside... "don't sweat it".  Speak for yourself.