Storing newly purchased EGO battery as a spare

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Hi all. I purchased a new EGO battery as a spare (Price was right). Not intending to use it until my current battery is kaput (3 yr warranty....and I just finished up my 1st season with it). Do I need to recharge the spare battery periodically for the 3 yrs?....or just store it (a la in a Dealer's warehouse)?
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Kenny Mars

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My reccomendation is charge and swap it out as your other dies while you are moving, this is more logical. Just like an unused flashlight. The batterys still do their thing
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Yes, I agree with Kenny. Just start using it, swapping it out with the other one. You will get more life out of both that way.
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Your battery warranty starts the day you buy the battery so it makes no sense to let it languish on a shelf. If you wait for the first one to fail you could be past your 3 year warranty period on the spare. Put it into the rotation with the other battery. 
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Thanks all. Oregon Mike.....I didn't think of that (good point).

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I have 2 x 2Ah, 1 x 6.0Ah & 1 x 7.5Ah batteries and swap and recharge each as they are used up, that way keep all of them in usable condition, so far I have had no failures over 3 years of use.  I mainly use the standard charger unless using on a big job and need them quickly, then i use the fast charger, it seems to work for me, hope this helps.
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Thanks, Mike. Good point. We try to rotate the batteries to extend their life.