How best to safely stop charging a battery during the recharge cycle?

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When a job reauires a bit more power but can't wait for another full recharge. I took my battery off the std charger by pulling it out while it was still recharging, used it, then put it back and the charger said the battery was completely charged - obviously not possible. Did something happen to the battery and is there a better way to do this?
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Posted 3 years ago

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TE is correct in that Lithium Ion batteries do not have the "memory" effect like the old NiCd or NiMh (as described in the manual below).  That said; I find it hard to not run down the battery all the way when working in the yard.

I know it is better for the battery to be charged at "half-empty" status, but in the midst of yard work, I just want to finish and be done with it - which typically means running down my battery until the RED light comes on.  Will try this Spring and swap out batteries as I go along - which would be helpful if EGO can put in the actual % of juice in their future batteries.  This way, you know exactly when to stop and recharge - hint, hint EGO.


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Matt, the "life expectancy" questions for EGO batteries have come up quite a bit on this forum.  Here is the link to one of those questions a while back for your review.  But rest assure, your battery has a 3 Year Limited Warranty so you are covered - unless there was a clear sign of "negligence" on your part.  Outside of "normal" charge/discharge and daily/weekly utilization, you should be fine!

https://community.egopowerplus.com/ego/topics/what-is-the-life-expectancy-of-the-7-5ah-battery?topic...
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