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Alto Transport 12 Battery Care

What is the best way to care for the Alto Transport 12 Battery, please? I had to return my last one as it refused to take a charge when I tried to use it for this years wedding season, having used it only 5 times last year. I love the system and ordered a new one, but I need the battery to last a few years!
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  • Hello, Celia

    Thanks for posting! 

    Here are a couple of tips: 

    1: Keep your batteries at room temperature That means about 70 Degrees. The worst thing that can happen to a lithium-ion battery is to have a full charge and be subjected to elevated temperatures. So don't leave or charge your device's battery in your car if it's hot out. Heat is by far the largest factor when it comes to reducing lithium-ion battery life.

    2: Allow partial discharges and avoid full ones (usually) Unlike NiCad batteries, lithium-ion batteries do not have a charge memory. That means deep-discharge cycles are not required. In fact, it's better for the battery to use partial-discharge cycles. There is one exception. Battery experts suggest that after 30 charges, you should allow lithium-ion batteries to almost completely discharge. Continuous partial discharges create a condition called digital memory, decreasing the accuracy of the device's power gauge. So let the battery discharge to the cut-off point and then recharge. The power gauge will be recalibrated.

    Hope these tips help!
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    Hi Criss, thank you,, yes I hope that will help! Also, my usage is seasonal so last winter I allowed the battery to run down completely and didn't recharge for 5 months. Which is when I discovered the problem, that it wouldn't take a charge any more.
    So, I guess this winter I shall recharge every so often and hope that is sufficient!
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