You might be wondering if it is okay to store your battery for long periods of time.
The answer is yes! With a few things to think about logistically.
Firstly, you should try to keep your battery charged around 60% when storing for a long period of time.
Long period of time being more than a couple of weeks.
This is the ideal charge to prolong the life of the battery.
Being charged more or less can stress the cells and make them age quicker!
You’ll also want to keep the battery away from anywhere that will keep it too cold, or too warm.
That means you should stay away from a cold basement, or hot water closet. It should be stored around 59F – 68F (15C – 20C).
Make sure the area is not damp, nor should any moisture get in.
So don’t place your battery above the kettle where steam can easily seep into the case.
That’s a fire waiting to happen!
A cupboard in your house should be a fine place to store it for an extended period of time!