FAQs

Which battery chemistry is best suited for my application?
   Chapter 2: Battery Chemistries
   Chapter 6: The Secrets of Battery Runtime, Increasing Internal Resistance
   Chapter 8: Choosing the Right Battery
   Chapter 9: Internal Battery Resistance
   Chapter 15: Caring for Your Batteries from Birth to Retirement

Is the lithium polymer superior to other systems?
   Chapter 2: Battery Chemistries, The Lithium Polymer Battery

What do I need to know about chargers?
   Chapter 4: Proper Charge Methods

How deeply can I discharge a battery?
   Chapter 5: Discharge Methods

What should I know about temperature extremes?
   Chapter 4: Proper Charge Methods, Charging at High and Low Temperatures
   Chapter 5: Discharge Methods

Is the ‘smart’ battery a help or deterrent?
   Chapter 7: The ‘Smart’ Battery

What causes a battery to fail?
   Chapter 6: The Secrets of Battery Runtime
   Chapter 10: Getting the Most from your Batteries

Does a new battery always perform flawlessly?
   Chapter 12: Battery Maintenance Equipment, Battery Analyzers
   Chapter 15: Caring for Your Batteries from Birth to Retirement, Priming
   Chapter 16: Practical Battery Tips, Battery Analyzers for Critical Missions

Do I need to discharge a battery before charging it?
   Chapter 10: Getting the Most from your Batteries, How to Restore and Prolong Nickel-based Batteries

How does a battery analyzer improve battery reliability?
   Chapter 11: Maintaining Fleet Batteries
   Chapter 12: Battery Maintenance Equipment
   Chapter 15: Caring for Your Batteries from Birth to Retirement, The Million Dollar Battery Problem

Can I restore weak batteries and how well do they perform?
   Chapter 10: Getting the Most from your Batteries, Battery Recovery Rate

How accurate is battery quick testing?
   Chapter 13: Making Battery Quick-Test Feasible

How do I store a battery?
   Chapter 15: Caring for Your Batteries from Birth to Retirement, Storage

How do I recycle a battery?
   Chapter 15: Caring for Your Batteries from Birth to Retirement, Battery Recycling