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  1. Craftsman Tools 19.2 2.0Ah Question

    Hi BMack37, Thanks....The batteries are, "19.2V 2000mAh Ni-Cd "... I saw your comment about keeping them at 50% as they charge down even when not in use....My question is, is it OK to let them fully charge down and be at zero% and then in say a year, charge them back up--by doing this, will I shorten the life span of the battery?
  2. Hi BMack37, Thanks....The batteries are, "19.2V 2000mAh Ni-Cd "... I saw your comment about keeping them at 50% as they charge down even when not in use....My question is, is it OK to let them fully charge down and be at zero% and then in say a year, charge them back up--by doing this, will I shorten the life span of the battery?

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      BMack37

      If they are NiCad you want them to be fully charged when you store them then recharge them often, once a month sounds right.

       

      NiCad needs to be fully charged, lithium is half to full charge.

  3. Hi, New to forum and appreciate any help. A few years ago I bought some Craftsman power tools that use the 19.2 2.0Ah rechargeable batteries. At the time of purchase the salesman told me to always keep the batteries charged and charge them once a month. I have done this. And since I had a total of four batteries, and used the tools only occasionally, two of the batteries have now gone bad and will only hold a charge for a short time. I just bought replacement batteries. They were not the original DieHards, but some Chinese knockoffs. They had very good Amazon reviews. They came fully charged. Here's my question.... Two of my original batteries still hold charges. If I was to stick the new batteries away in a drawer, take them out in say a year or so, (obviously, they would lose their charge), and charge them up then, would I have a problem with them as they have been dead for so many months, (although again, they are basically brand new)? Thanks in advance, Lgo
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