Storing Husqvarna Batteries
For those who put their Husqvarna cordless garden machinery into hibernation for the winter months should consider the points below on how to correctly store Husqvarna batteries to ensure a longer service life from their batteries.
Husqvarna batteries should be stored at temperatures of between 5°C and 25°C, they should not be exposed to temperatures lower or higher than this as it can cause damage to the battery. It is not recommended to store batteries outside in garages / workshops / sheds for the winter months as temperatures often drop below 5°C (for us here in the UK most other seasons too!).
Batteries should be stored with the capacity at 50% charge – no more, no less! Most Husqvarna batteries have a charge level indicator on the battery which can be activated using the push button, most have 4 lights on the indicator, 2 should be lit to represent a 50% charge level. If the battery capacity is over 50% (3 or 4 LED lights lit) then the battery should be discharged to bring the capacity down to 50%, this can be done by running the battery within your Husqvarna machine until the correct level is showing on the battery. If the battery capacity is less than 50% please charge this until the capacity reaches 50%.
Batteries should be removed from the machine itself for storage; they should not be left connected within the machine when not in use (some machines have a two click safety feature for storage, this is ok). They should also be removed from the charger as this is not a suitable place for storage as batteries should not be left on prolonged charge when not in use.
Batteries should be stored somewhere clean and dry, avoiding storage in direct sunlight or any other areas exposed to heat or fire. Should the battery terminals become dirty they should be wiped with a clean, dry cloth.
Batteries should be kept out of reach of children at all times.
Batteries should be kept away from metal objects including but not limited to paperclips, coins, keys, nails, screws or other small metal objects which could make a connection from one terminal to another. Shorting the battery terminals together may cause burns or a fire.
Batteries should not be stored in a metal box or anywhere where static electricity can occur.
Husqvarna manufacture Battery Box’s which are ideal for the safe transportation of Husqvarna batteries, chargers and other accessories. They are compatible with the Systainer-Box-System. It is also ideal for safely storing batteries when they are not being used, for short or long periods of time. The protection box is available in small, medium and large to suit those with fewer batteries right up to those professional users who need a little more space. These boxes can also be stacked on one another making storage more compact.
Within the Husqvarna range is also a battery storage bag for those with just the one battery to store. This bag is designed to be splash proof and shock absorbing to help keep the battery protected during storage and transportation. Designed with a thermo coating which helps keeps the appropriate operating temperature of the battery even under very hot or very cold climate conditions.