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    DiNotte battery care

    I just saw this on the DiNotte battery care page:

    Storage during off season: Starting with a charged battery, run the light down to a level where the light turns off or is in low battery mode (red power button indicator) From the “low” or “dead” state, charge a 2 cell battery for 1 hour
    From the low or “dead” stage charge a 4 cell battery for 2 hours.
    http://dinottelighting.com/battery-care/
    I trust that they know what they are talking about.
    Is this something I should be doing for all of my lights' batteries? I have a Exposure Diablo MK6 that I'd like to see last for a while, though I see no such recommendation from USE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeVT View Post
    I just saw this on the DiNotte battery care page:



    I trust that they know what they are talking about.
    Is this something I should be doing for all of my lights' batteries? I have a Exposure Diablo MK6 that I'd like to see last for a while, though I see no such recommendation from USE.
    Yes, that is correct. When storing a Li-ion battery for long periods a 40%-50% charge is the way to do it. Also helps to store it in a cool environment if for longer periods.

    During the normal riding season it's probably best to leave the battery in what ever state of discharge it was last in and then charge it to full capacity just before you ride. Now if you're pretty sure that you are doing a night ride on a given day it's okay to charge the battery the night before if that makes things easier.

    Would be nice to own a hobby charger so that if you wanted to you could charge your battery the night before to say, "7.5 volts " and then top it off to the full 8.4 volts just before you ride. Anyway, all of these things help extend the life-time of a Li-ion battery. That said I rarely do any of the above myself. To me batteries are like red-headed step children....I use them and give them minimum love. Of course for someone who has a lamp with a self-contained Li-ion battery the "love issue" is more important.

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