What are the best practices for battery life?

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There are many discussions on battery life.  Could someone just summarize the best practice for taking care of the battery? 

Ideas:
1.  keep batteries inside a cool place.  Not in a hot garage. (yes or no)
2.  Store battery charged, 1/2 charged, or discharged?
3.  Store battery in or out of charger.

These are the only variables, I can think of,  that owners can control over.  So what are the best practices?
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Dana

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Thanks for your questions. Our answers are in bold below:

1.  Keep batteries inside a cool place. Not in a hot garage. (yes or no)  
Yes. For storage longer than 30 days, it is best to keep the batteries below 80°F (26°C) and free of moisture.

2.  Store battery charged, 1/2 charged, or discharged? 
It is advantageous to store them at a 30%-50% charge level. Fortunately, the EGO Power+ batteries self-regulate and will take themselves to a 30% charge after one month of storage.

3.  Store battery in or out of charger. 
Out of charger
 
One added “best practice": fully charge the battery pack after 6 months of storage.