Initial Battery Maintenance for
Your New Nickel Metal Hydride Battery Recells or Packs
Reminder-Nickel Metal Hydride
We do not
build and store excess battery packs for months or longer at a time.
Notice: Before using battery
pack(s) Must Be Fully Charged.
Enclosed Packs Are: qCharged
In an ideal world:
You should run
your new Ni-MH battery recell through three to five full charge discharge
cycles as you use the battery packs to build the character of the pack.
This will keep the
new battery (s) maintained as well as possible.
particularly bad on nickel metal hydride cells as well as over discharging.
What NOT to do:
Constant drain of
the pack to discharge overheats the battery cells, 15 on-15 off.
Many well intended
shooters, wanting to discharge the battery properly, and not having a more
sophisticated charger or, an analyzer such as PAG or Cadex, at some point
decide to leave the camera powered ON. Then they forget about the camera
and battery. DO NOT DO THIS!
If you drain the
battery below .9 volts per cell you may damage the cells. Constant
drain also creates additional heat.
If you drain the
battery below approximately .7 volts per cell your charger may NOT recognize
the battery and you must send it back to us. If the pack has not been
forced into a reverse discharge we can place a direct charge on the battery
pack for a few minutes thus bringing the battery pack up to a voltage that
any charger will recognize.
At Rathbone Energy, Inc., we are
constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of our products and at
the same time reduce the amount of waste produced. These products were
q A new box (please reuse)
A used box
q With Non-CFC Recyclable Polystyrene Peanuts (Please Reuse)
q With Bio-degradable Cornstarch Peanuts
q Recycles or Shredded Paper
Thank you for your
Last Updated:Thursday, September 18, 2008 05:07:05 PM