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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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