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Old 12-31-2007, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default Storage temps for batteries

Hey guys,

It is getting cold where I live, and I keep a few of my RCs in my garage. I am worried that the cold temps may adversely affect the health of my batteries. Just today I took my 1/8 buggy off the rack to clean it, and I went ahead and peaked the receiver battery while I was at it. According to my charger, the battery had lost most of its capacity since I put it up about a month and a half ago. It was a brand new receiver battery when I put it away, and was mostly charged when I put it away. Its a 2600mah 5 cell AA 6.0V receiver pack. There have been some cold nights here, getting down into the low 30's. Could this cold weather have hurt the capacity of my battery?

I have been cycling it now a couple times, and it's slowly getting mAHs back. I've been using the Re-Flex mode on my ICE to wake up the cells, discharging at 2.6A and charging at 1.6A. Should I take in all of my other packs from the garage and store them inside for the winter? I have another receiver pack and one stick 6-cell pack outside too.
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