Battery storage/sleep mode improvement

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Battery storage suggestion

I suggested this on another thread, but I'd like to post it as a full blown idea. I think that EGO should put a storage mode switch or button onto the batteries so that way when a battery is charged fully, there isn't a 30 day delay before it goes into sleep mode, for that is 30 days for the battery to lose charge capacity, and somebody who works with RC airplanes talked about loss of capacity on this forum, though I do not remember which thread. In any case, I know that Toro had a switch on its 48V chargers and I think that having the switch on the batteries would be more effective and it would extend the lifetime of the batteries pretty significantly.  Of course have it be something somewhere that will not be accidentally bumped.
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I think Ego has a very solid solution as-is that will work well for most users. Having said that, there could always be some added functionality.

Since this is a thread dedicated solely to Ego's automated storage mode, it seems appropriate to add this here. From the battery manual:

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Battery "self-maintenance" and related charging questions.

The manual for the battery indicates that the battery has a self-maintenance function where after a month of not being used it will discharge to 30% of its capacity and go to sleep.  The manual for the charger seems to indicate that the battery needs to be on the charger for the self-maintenance function to be performed.  So, does the battery need to be on the (plugged-in) charger for the self-maintenance function to be performed?

A related question regarding charging: It seems that the battery is best left in a partially charged state for longevity given the self-maintenance function that exists.  Would it then be best for longevity to only charge the battery right before mowing leaving it in a depleted state most of the time (rather than putting it on the charger right after mowing and leaving it with full charge most of the time)? Thanks.

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