EGO Battery - Safe Storage and Sleep Mode?

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Hi there,

I'm liking the new Ego Snow Blower and was thinking of getting one, which would probably then cause me to replace my old gas-powered Lawn Mower with an Ego Mower as well. The only thing holding me back is my fear of Lithium Batteries in general, and how they can cause some serious damage if thermal runaway occurs (however rare that may be). 

My question is: How does everyone store their Ego batteries? I know that Remote-Controlled Helicopter enthusiasts, who use LIPO (Lithium Polymer) batteries, go to some great lengths to store their batteries in "battery bunkers" using things like Lipo Bags, Ammo Boxes and Cinder Blocks etc. 

Now I'm pretty confident that Ego batteries are better engineered and safer than LIPO batteries that some of the hobbyists use, but ... are any of you storing your Ego batteries in special fireproof containers or anything of the sort when not in use? Are there any "Definite Do's" and "Definite Don'ts" that come with storing an Ego battery?

Do they need to be kept away from metal objects for instance, for fear of an accidental short-circuit situation, or does the outer cover of the battery prevent that?

It would be great to get a sense from the community as to how and where you store your Ego batteries, both in Cold Weather and in Warm Weather conditions so that my fears can be put to rest and I can officially become the owner of some fine Ego products.

Thanks in advance for any feedback,
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I store my EGO batteries (2.0 Ah & 5.0 Ah) inside my house when not in use (as recommended in the manual).  I keep them on the top shelf of my laundry room closet, away from any chemicals and detergents.  But to answer all your questions, I copy a section of the EGO battery manual below for your review.  I have attached a link to this manual for you to download and peruse at your own leisure, should you have more questions about it.

The bottom line, these EGO batteries are well built and will provide plenty of power for all your EGO power tools - as long as you take good care of them (per the manual recommendation).  That said; all EGO batteries have a 3 Year Limited Warranty on them!  I own both the 15" trimmer and their new backpack leaf blower, with great success!