Battery storage


#1

I just ordered the Ridgid drywall kit from the Home Depot deal of the day. I needed the oscillating multi tool. Everything else for an extra 80 bucks was well worth it.

I’m just a homeowner with occasional projects so I don’t need the extra batteries. I was thinking I’d sell them or store them. If I were to store them, what’s the best way to protect them so they’re still good in three to four years when I need a new battery?


#2

Keep them charged between 25-75%. So add a a little juice 2-4x a year to maintain that.

But honestly, if you don’t need them, resell them. The batteries will degrade with age, battery tech improves and older designs depreciate. And you might find the batteries you keep will go well beyond 3-4 years…double or more.